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JK Rowling was nominated for a literary award for talking about the issue of transphobia

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Reasons to speak about gender and gender issues
JK Rowling is arguably the greatest writer and notable humanitarian of her generation of British children’s novels. It turns out that she also wrote exhilaratingly powerful prose.
On her blog about transgender debates, she offended many. Crime is the price of freedom of speech. Offended people felt she was questioning their identities and even attacking human rights.
I haven’t seen any of the issues she raises.
I have problems with abuse and trolling, and rolling has achieved the disgraceful honor of breaking through many league tables for them. The Flood of Hatred she faced before writing this blog made it brave, and it was nothing compared to what happened afterwards. By the way, talking about courage was a long, immersive personal essay on Unherd about why Suzanne Moore left the Guardian.
We should all admire the courage of the writer-even those we disagree with. And the rolling essay included moments of both true beauty and keen honesty, as when she revealed that she was a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. ..
The judge, the voice in my head, most praised this sentence in plain English. An interesting fact about rhetoric is that plain monosyllabic words are usually the best bet if you want people to understand something. “Ask what you can do for your country, not what your country can do for you.”
Or consider the last line of Enoch Powell’s most notorious speech. “All I know is that seeing, not speaking, is a big betrayal.”
I don’t support that argument. However, the rhetorical power of the line comes from the fact that there are 16 words, the first 15 words are 1 syllable and the last 15 words are 3 syllables.
Compare with this line of rolling essay. “So I want to make transgender women safe, and at the same time I don’t want to reduce the safety of the girls and women born.”
The rhetorical power of these two sentences is partly due to the comprehensibility of English. Only “female” (twice) and “birth” contain multiple syllables.
If you’re editing a copy that looks verbose, look into it and consider cutting syllables while conveying the same meaning. Plain English has power. JK Rowling gets it.

https://www.joyfreak.com/threads/jk-rowling-nominated-for-literary-award-for-speaking-about-transphobic-issues.9637/

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