JK Rowling has slammed trans rights activists for “doxing” her on social media by sharing her family’s address as they pose outside her home.
The Harry Potter author says she has now received so many death threats that she “could line the house with them.”
On Saturday, the three activists marked Trans Day of Remembrance by sharing an image holding signs at Rowling’s home, in which the address was visible.
Sharing the news with her followers on Twitter, she thanked Police Scotland and the Twitter support team for their help in removing the images.
The writer added that she sympathized with “women like Allison Bailey, Raquel Sanchez, Marion Miller, Rosie Duffield, Joanna Cherry, Julie Bindel, Rosa Freedman, Kathleen Stock and many others, including women who don ‘ have no public profiles “which have been doxed in the past by trans rights activists.
Rowling has received fierce criticism from the trans community for her views on gender and sex.
She said: âLast Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors who took pictures of themselves outside our house, carefully positioning themselves to make sure our address was visible.
âI would like to warmly thank everyone who reported the image to @TwitterSupport. Your kindness and decency has made all the difference for me and my family. I also want to thank @PoliceScotland for their support and help in this matter. .
âI implore the people who retweeted the image with the address still visible, even though they did so condemning the actions of those people, to remove it.
âFor the past few years, I have watched in dismay women like Allison Bailey, Raquel Sanchez, Marion Miller, Rosie Duffield, Joanna Cherry, Julie Bindel, Rosa Freedman, Kathleen Stock and many more, including women. who do not have a public profile but have contacted me to share their experiences, have been the subject of bullying campaigns that range from harassment on social media, targeting their employers, to doxing and threats direct violence, including rape.
âNone of these women are protected like I am. They and their families have been put in a state of fear and distress for the sole reason that they refuse to accept uncritically that the socio-political concept of gender identity should replace that of sex.
Rowling then named the Twitter accounts belonging to the activists who shared her address and ended her post with “I have to assumeâ¦ I thought doxxing myself would intimidate me in standing up for women’s rights based on gender.”
âThey should have thought about the fact that I have now received so many death threats that I could line the house with them, and I kept talking. Maybe – and I’m just throwing that over there – the best way to prove that your movement is not a threat to women is to stop harassing us, harassing us and threatening us.
This is the first time the writer has tweeted on the subject since July, when she expressed support for MP Rosie Duffield who has found herself at the center of the Labor Party storm over women’s rights and transgender rights.
Former Potter stars Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint had all expressed their displeasure with Rowling’s views on the trans community in the past.
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