Famed “Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling has come out swinging against trans activists who reportedly attempted to intimidate her by sharing photos of her address to social media.
What are the details?
In a lengthy Twitter thread, the 55-year-old author — both a feminist and vocal supporter in defending biological gender — revealed that three transgender activists doxed her on social media.
She wrote, “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.”
“I want to say a massive thank you to everybody who reported the image to @TwitterSupport,” the author continued. “Your kindness and decency made all the difference to my family and me. I’d also like to thank @PoliceScotland for their support and assistance in this matter.”
Rowling also asked social media users if they would remove any instances of the photos featuring her personal information.
“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,” she continued, pointing out that women ought not be intimidated after speaking up for that which they believe.
She added, “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 … 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.”
Rowling pointed out that such women are no way as prolific as the worldwide best-selling author and have far less of an arsenal of protection with which to fight back.
“None of these women are protected in the way I am,” she continued. “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.”
Rowling then went on to identify those she said intentionally revealed her private address, calling them out by name: Holly Stars, Richard Energy, and Georgia Frost.
“I have to assume that @IAmGeorgiaFrost, @hollywstars and @Richard_Energy_ thought [doxing] 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,” she concluded. “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.”
Rowling’s thread has received tens of thousands of likes at the time of this reporting.
Stars ultimately removed the photo after heavy criticism of the move, the Daily Mail reported.
Stars, Energy, and Frost have also reportedly deleted their own Twitter accounts.
Rowling has been under fire since at least 2019 when she voiced her support for researcher Maya Forstater, who lost her job after insisting that people are not scientifically able to change biological genders.
In 2020, she took fire after criticizing a news article that referred to “people who menstruate” instead of calling them “women.”
At the time, she quipped, “People who menstruate. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
Following the incredible backlash, Rowling added, “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased.”