‘Offensive’ board game featuring JK Rowling axed from Oxfam stores in Newcastle over transgender complaints
The charity’s ‘Wonder Woman’ bingo game has been removed from stores in Newcastle and the rest of the UK following complaints from transgender and non-binary employees
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Oxfam has removed a children’s game celebrating influential women from its shops in Newcastle after its transgender and non-binary employees complained that it did not “respect people of all genders”.
Wonder Woman is a bingo game that celebrates 48 women that have been hugely impactful on the world, with the likes of Rosa Parks, Emmeline Pankhurst and Marie Curie featured.
It had been widely available in-store and online for £14.99.
One name included has caused upset amongst the LGBTQ+ community, with writer J.K Rowling named.
The Harry Potter author has previously faced heavy criticism over her remarks about transgender women.
Rowling faced backlash after she questioned the idea that trans women are identical to biological women.
Oxfam has also reportedly faced criticism for the inclusion of Canadian actor Elliot Page who, despite identifying as a transgender male, is included in the game as Ellen Page.
Laurence King Publishing, the creators of the game, said it was created 18 months prior to Elliot Page’s transition and have commissioned a replacement for the charity.