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Jul 8, 2020

In episode 129, Elizabeth and Flourish talk about J. K. Rowling’s unremitting transphobia—and how beyond no longer engaging with her work, they don’t want to have anything to do with the Harry Potter fandom anymore, either. Topics covered include the rise of TERFism in British feminist media, Tonks’s beloved status amongst trans and nonbinary folks, and viewing the books’ regressive gender politics through the lens of JKR’s recent commentary. And they puzzle over one big question: How do you put the Harry Potter fandom behind you without disowning your past fannish self?