Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is doubling down on her transphobic positions after sharing a photo of a threatening tweet she was sent.
The author says “hundreds of trans activists have threatened to beat, rape, assassinate and bomb me” since she started speaking out against the civil rights of transgender people.
“To be fair,” Rowling tweeted with a screenshot of the threat, “when you can’t get a woman sacked, arrested or dropped by her publisher, and cancelling her only made her book sales go up, there’s really only one place to go.”
The tweet read, “I wish you a very nice pipebomb in mailbox.”
After another user questioned if the tweet was a response to her ongoing comments that denigrate transgender people and paint them as violent psychopaths, Rowling indicated it was.
The author has continually perpetuated the myth that transgender women who use the women’s restroom are somehow a threat to cisgender women. The idea that a male rapist would pretend to be a transgender woman so he could enter a public restroom to rape a woman is as far-fetched as some of Rowling’s magical tales.
“Yes,” she replied, “but now hundreds of trans activists have threatened to beat, rape, assassinate and bomb me I’ve realised that this movement poses no risk to women whatsoever.”
Women, both cisgender and transgender, are harassed and threatened on social media more often than men. The LGBTQ community is also frequently targeted for abuse by anti-trans activists who, like Rowling, pose as “feminists” concerned about the safety of women.
Transgender women are violently murdered at astronomical rates compared to the zero women who were raped by cisgender men pretending to be transgender women.
In a Good Housekeeping interview last year, Rowling claimed that 90% of the response she has received for her opposition to trans rights was positive and from people who said they were “afraid to speak up” because of their “personal safety.” Earlier this month, she said she had received a “tsunami of supportive emails and letters.”
Rowling has attacked the transgender community repeatedly over the past few years, causing staff at her publishing agency to rebel against her new work. Actors from the Harry Potter film series have denounced her transphobia, and authors left the Blair Partnership, a literary agency that also represents Rowling after it refused to affirm its support for trans equality.
Rowling tried defending her transphobia in a 3,700-word rambling essay that was widely panned by both fans and critics. Her words have since been used to kill pro-transgender legislation in the United States.
Yes, but now hundreds of trans activists have threatened to beat, rape, assassinate and bomb me I’ve realised that this movement poses no risk to women whatsoever. pic.twitter.com/qb1RrCFqy0
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 19, 2021