JK Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter, is facing steep criticism over her remarks on transgender people. There was worldwide outrage over Ms Rowling's comments over the weekend on an article that used the phrase "those who menstruate".
"'People who menstruate.' I'm sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?," Ms Rowling tweeted tagging the article published in Devex.
The author, however, swiftly tried to pacify the outrage on social media for her tweets, which were seen as "anti-trans".
"I respect every trans person's right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I'd march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it's hateful to say so," Ms Rowling tweeted yesterday.