JK Rowling and the Progress of Civilization

So, the big, big news making the rounds amongst nerds this week — apart from discussions about how mind-bendingly bad Cats is, alternating love and hatred for the latest Star Wars film, and speculation about Pixar’s Onward — is the discovery that JK Rowling is a TERF. For those of you fortunate enough not to have to deal with other people’s toxic political stances (and, my apologies for ‘man-splaining if you are familiar; we’ll get to the insightful stuff shortly), TERF is the acronym for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist. In practice, it’s feminists who think women deserve the…