Sir Terry Pratchett’s daughter shuts down ‘horrifying’ idea that her father would've been transphobic
Fans analyse the trans sub-text of Pratchett's greatest works
Sir Terry Pratchett wrote over seventy novels that explored society, genre tropes and gender norms in a satirical, humorous, and intelligent way. His books have inspired TV and film, not to mention thousands of readers who fell in love with his original take on the fantasy genre.
One Twitter user commented to Gaiman: “I thought the fact that [you] write good fantasy meant that [you] were acquainted with reality. After learning this about you, it seems however more likely that was Pratchett’s contribution to your partnership.”
I thought the fact that your write good fantasy meant that your were acquainted with reality.
After learning this about you, it seems however more likely like that was Pratchett's contribution to your partnership.
— ? Ella Washington ? (@rhetorical_joke) July 29, 2021
Another agreed: “Honestly have no idea how anyone can read Pratchett, esp. the Witches, and think he didn’t know what ‘female’ is and means in the world.”
Now a video game writer and journalist, Pratchett's daughter was alerted to these claims by a fan who said: “The GCs are trying to recruit Terry Pratchett posthumously presumably because he knows they can’t contradict them.”
Understandably, she did not take kindly to her father's name being dragged through the mud.
"This is horrifying. My father would most definitely not be a GC [gender critical] if he was still alive. Read. The. Books."
Terry Pratchett was a fierce defender of individuals staying true to themselves regardless of the roles the world had in mind for them. His book Equal Rites shows how gender roles are by & large bullshit & says you should make your life w/ the gifts you have no matter your sex.
— Daniel O'Brien (@OdiEtAmo_PRNqd) July 31, 2021
Many of the late author's books had inherently trans-sub-text, so much so that the internet has rallied around his daughter to offer their own views and experiences.
Author Richard Cobbett wrote, or rather, screamed this on the subject:
"Oh, typical woke culture and-"
IT WAS IN 1987!
— Richard Cobbett (@richardcobbett) July 30, 2021