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J.K. Rowling reveals she is receiving death threats over transgender row

The author on Twitter shared that she had been doxxed.

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has revealed that she has received death threats over transgender row.

The author of the Harry Potter series of books has been in the eye of a storm after she expressed her views on sex and gender last year.

Her comments were called transphobic by a section of social media.

The 56-year-old writer said she had received “so many death threats I could paper the house with them”, and that “families have been put into a state of fear and distress” by transgender activists.

“Perhaps… the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing, and threatening us.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said the force was “aware of this incident” and that inquiries were “ongoing”.

In a series of tweets, the writer shared a detailed account of the incident and also slammed three transgender rights activists who posted her home address on Twitter.

“Last Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors who took pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible,” she tweeted.

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“I implore those people who retweeted the image with the address still visible, even if they did so in condemnation of these people’s actions, to delete it,” Rowling said, adding, “Over the last few years I’ve watched, appalled, as women like Allison Bailey, Raquel Sanchez, Marion Miller, Rosie Duffield, Joanna Cherry, Julie Bindel, Rosa Freedman, Kathleen Stock and many, many others, including women who have no public profile.”

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She went on to say, “but who’ve contacted me to relate their experiences, have been subject to campaigns of intimidation which range from being hounded on social media, the targeting of their employers, all the way up to doxing and direct threats of violence, including rape.

“None of these women are protected in the way I am. They and their families have been put into a state of fear and distress for no other reason than that they refuse to uncritically accept that the socio-political concept of gender identity should replace that of sex,” she added. 

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Rowling naming the transgender activists said, “I have to assume that @IAmGeorgiaFrost @hollywstars and  @Richard_Energy_ thought doxxing me would intimidate me out of speaking up for women’s sex-based rights. They should have reflected on the fact that.”

“I’ve now received so many death threats I could paper the house with them, and I haven’t stopped speaking out. Perhaps – and I’m just throwing this out there – the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing, and threatening us,” she concluded. 

https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1462759297465692162

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.