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JK Rowling has criticized Anneliese Dodds, the newly appointed Minister for Women and Equalities, over her past comments on gender, labeling them as "nonsensical."

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Rowling attacks Starmer over new women’s minister

JK Rowling has criticized Anneliese Dodds, the newly appointed Minister for Women and Equalities, over her past comments on gender, labeling them as “nonsensical.” Rowling, who has been vocal in her opposition to Labour’s stance on gender issues, shared excerpts from Dodds’ previous interview on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, questioning Labour’s definition of a woman. Rowling’s critique comes as part of a broader disagreement with Labour’s approach to gender identity, which she believes strays from protecting women’s rights. Dodds has been involved in shaping Labour’s policies on gender and equality, advocating for modernizing the Gender Recognition Act and emphasizing the need for respectful treatment of trans people while maintaining women’s single-sex spaces.

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