JK Rowling isn’t Salman Rushdie, obviously

Katelyn Burns
2 min readAug 31, 2022

A few weeks ago, author Salman Rushdie was viscously attacked on stage while giving a speech in western New York. His injuries were serious enough to land him in the hospital. The author, who was targeted with a fatwa issued by the ayatollah of Iran in 1989, has always been a brave truth teller, unafraid to speak the truth in the face of hostile state power.

In the aftermath of the Rushdie attack, gender critical feminists and the crew of usual cancel culture grifters rushed to fill the discourse void after the news first broke. Bizarrely, many of them…

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Katelyn Burns

Political journalist. The first openly trans Capitol Hill reporter in US history. Writing about more than just trans issues. Follow her on Twitter @transscribe