The 73-year-old writer has written a number of the most-loved youngsters’s books of all time, however in a brand new interview with The Daily Telegraph, she confessed that making a transgender character just isn’t excessive on her agenda and revealed would solely achieve this “if there was a extremely sturdy purpose”.
“I wouldn’t need individuals to suppose I’d jumped on the bandwagon simply because it’s present and within the information,” Wilson defined.
The Ladies in Love writer went on to say that present process gender reassignment surgical procedure is “nothing to be taken calmly”.
“Some individuals, proper from the time that they’re toddlers, are conscious that one thing is mistaken they usually want that they could possibly be the opposite intercourse,” she stated.
“However I’m additionally conscious that some youngsters really feel strongly for some time after which they alter their minds. I feel it’s a choice that needs to be left some time till you might be completely mature and completely sure you realize all of the precise penalties.”
Wilson added that her issues additionally stem from the truth that “we don’t know” the long-term results of taking “medication, hormones or no matter” as a part of gender reassignment remedy.
“And the entire concept of getting main surgical procedure… for those who’re a younger baby it’s not a query of simply having bits of you lopped off,” she added. “It’s actually severe, troublesome surgical procedure which might have fairly devastating penalties, I might think about.”
Wilson’s feedback come days after a younger grownup novel a few transgender teenager by John Boyne was been criticised as “transphobic” by on-line activists.
The Irish writer deleted his Twitter account because of the feedback he acquired, a lot of which centered on the truth that he himself just isn’t transgender, which prompted individuals to say “this is not his story to jot down”.