Posted on December 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

J.K. Rowling is setting up a new center for survivors of sexual violence in Edinburgh.

The Guardian reports that the Harry Potter author, who herself has experienced sexual violence, is creating Beira's Place to fill what she calls an "unmet need for women" in the area.

Currently, Edinburgh does have a rape crisis center, which most seem to agree is in need of assistance.

On one hand, gender-critical feminists like Rowling object to the fact that it's led by a trans woman.

And on the other hand, those who don't have an issue with current leadership note that new cases are overwhelming the existing center.

Rowling has drawn considerable attention, both good and bad, for her comments on transgender issues.

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