Harry Potter author J.K Rowling recently fired back at someone on Twitter who sent her a death threat and wished her to receive a pipe bomb in the mailbox. Rowling has endured relentless abuse from transgender activists but she has not bowed down to the ‘woke’ mob. In fact, she fired back with the best response.
It started when a Twitter user quoted J.K Rowling in a meme saying “I’ve ignored porn tweeted at children.” The reference was regarding her comments about the safety of women in toilets/changing rooms if men can use them simply by saying they identify as a woman. Trans allies started tweeting porn to J.K Rowling in Twitter threads where children were sending artwork for her next book. She explained that she didn’t respond or retweet because she didn’t want kids to see it and that she reported every bit of inappropriate material to the platform.
“I’m not sure how these tactics – using porn as a weapon against women you dislike, not caring that children get caught in the crossfire and then misrepresenting what really happened – are supposed to help trans people. Nor do I see how what you’ve done here helps correct the impression that the end game for you & your ilk is to intimidate women out of speaking up for our own rights, no matter how low you have to go to do it,” Rowling tweeted in response to the meme.
Many supporters wrote to Rowling and thanked her for the abuse she faces on a daily basis. They asked her to please keep fighting and be a voice for so many who feel the same and don’t have a voice. “We have your back,” one user wrote.
Another user responded to the encouraging and uplifting messages, telling Rowling that they wish her a “very nice pipe bomb in your mailbox.” Rowling replied that “when you can’t get a woman sacked, arrested or dropped by her publisher, and canceling her only made her book sales go up, there’s really only one place to go.”
Rowling went on to say that she has endured hundreds of interactions from trans activists who have threatened to beat, rape, assassinate, and bomb her. It started with a June 2020 essay in which Rowling wrote that she was a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor and that she was defending women’s rights. She claimed that women-only spaces and women’s safety were under attack by gender advocates. She said many people are afraid to speak up in fear for their jobs and even personal safety, but that this “climate of fear” serves nobody, least of all transpeople.
The LGBT community and social justice warriors accused Rowling of “weaponizing” her sexual assault and domestic violence history to promote transphobia. While the author was looking to protect the fundamental rights of every woman, the LGBT community saw it as another attack.
Rowling is also making headlines after a Canadian nurse paid for an “I [heart] J.K Rowling” billboard, which some people argued supports the author’s views on transgender people. Amy Hamm, the nurse who paid for the billboard, is currently being investigated by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives following complaints of the billboard that could threaten the “trans and gender-diverse communities.”
Nurse Hamm argued that none of her views impact her ability to help patients and that there’s nothing “hateful or transphobic” about fighting for women’s sex-based rights. She said she doesn’t think it’s possible for women to defend their legal rights or define womanhood if anybody can say they are a woman and it will be so.
These institutions are tasked with keeping patients safe and putting the public interest first, not with giving social justice activists a tool for ‘cancelling’ nurses and people they don’t agree with. People are entitled to their own opinion because it’s a free country.
But now, the radical left and woke mob are trying to say that words are “violence” and that you jeopardize everything by saying the wrong thing. You can’t continue down the path of remaining a free society with this level of cancel culture. Luckily, people like J.K Rowling continue to speak out against the social justice bullies of the internet.