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Author Margaret Atwood in anti-trans controversy
2021-10-21

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The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood has been called transphobic after she shared an article complaining about gender-neutral language on Twitter.

According to PinkNews, the opinion piece—which Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno wrote and which is titled "Why can't we say 'woman' anymore?"—explores the ongoing conversation around gender-neutral terminology.

Atwood, who has been very vocal and unequivocal in her support for trans rights, urged followers "Read her piece. She's not a TERF."

Many disagreed, however. Laura Dale, a trans video-game journalist, tweeted: "The idea that people are 'not allowed to say woman' is an anti-trans [dog whistle]." Non-binary author Amanda Knox tweeted, "I'm disappointed you shared this because it's factually untrue."


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