The author of “Harry Potter”, JK Rowling, launched a sharp rebuke to transgender activists who posted her home address online.
The writer posted a lengthy Twitter thread on Tuesday in which she called a trio of activists who posted a photo outside her home in the UK and made sure to include the address in the image. The act of protest comes as the author continues to offer comments on gender identity that many have considered transphobic.
“Last Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors who took photos of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to make sure our address was visible.” Rowling started her thread.
She noted that the images wwhat’s more Immediately signaled to both Twitter Support and local authorities. He also asked those who shared the image, even if they were doing so in an effort to condemn the post, to delete it so he can keep his address private from both “Harry Potter” fans and critics of his stance on the images. transgender people. people.
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Rowling has spoken in the past arguing that society’s push to recognize transgender women somehow makes the world less safe for biological women.
“So I want trans women to be safe. At the same time, I don’t want native girls and women to be less safe. When you open the doors of the bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who thinks or feels he is a woman – and As I said, gender confirmation certificates can now be awarded without the need for surgery or hormones, so the door is opened to all men who wish to enter. That is the simple truth, “he wrote in a statement. extensive and highly criticized blog post last year.
The stance has been labeled “TERF” in the past, an acronym that stands for “radical transexclusive feminist.” In essence, the term applies to someone who considers himself a feminist but rules out the presence and experience of transgender women in the movement.
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Since she decided to be so vocal about her position on the matter, Rowling has been the subject of immense criticism and even threats against her life. For example, he was the subject of a pipeline bomb threat in July.
In response to the latest attempt at doxing her, Rowling called the three activists directly, writing: “I have to assume that @IAmGeorgiaFrost, @hollywstars and @Richard_Energy_ thought that doxing me would intimidate me into not standing up for women’s sexual rights … They should have reflecting on the fact that … now I’ve received so many death threats that I could wallpaper the house with them, and I haven’t stopped talking. “
She concluded: “Maybe, and I’m just pitching this, the best way to show that your movement is not a threat to women, is to stop harassing, harassing and threatening us.”
The three people who posted the photo have since deleted their Twitter accounts. However, The New York Post notes that activist Holly Stars defended the photo before explaining that she removed it after being bombarded with abusive and threatening comments on social media.
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“Yesterday we posted a photo we took at JK Rowling’s house,” the trans rights advocate wrote.
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She added: “As we lean on the photo, since we posted it, we have received an overwhelming amount of serious and threatening transphobic messages, so we have decided to remove the photo. #Transrightsarehumanrights. Love to our trans siblings.”