By Emmy Griffin
J.K. Rowling, beloved author of the Harry Potter book series, has been fighting back against the wave of hate from transgender ideologists ever since she spoke out about the dangers transgenderism poses to women dating back to 2019. Most recently, she has been facing a rampage of Twitter vitriol from trans activists — and even receiving a death threat.
But she refuses to back down. She is an example of a woman using her platform to properly shame those who would endanger other women and children through their dangerous and “progressive” agenda.
This particular spat was started by an activist deviant who on July 18 tried to call out Rowling for “ignoring porn” posted to a Twitter thread reserved for children to upload artwork for The Ickabog, a book she was writing.
Rowling confronted this activist with a resounding refute, stating: “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.”
The next day, she was threatened with a pipe bomb in her mailbox. When questioned if this threat was about her stance on transgenderism and the dangers gender dysphoric men pose to biological women in bathrooms and changing rooms, she half-sarcastically replied: “Yes, but now [that] 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.”
Rowling, as she put it, is among those who have violated a central tenet of transgenderism: that a person’s gender “identity” is to be determined. This type of thinking allows men who claim to be women to go into women’s spaces. It confuses language through use of pronouns that match their gender “identity.”
Whenever anyone puts up a fight against these trans activists, they are met with similar hate and abuse. Abigail Shrier, an American journalist and author of the book Irreversible Damage, has also faced cancellation for pointing out the phenomenon of teen girls “transitioning.” Her book was removed from the shelves at Target. Most recently, her book was subjected to cancellation by the American Booksellers Association, which apologized to the public for promoting this “violent” book.
Shrier has also been highlighting the influx of male inmates to female prisons in California in her capacity as a journalist. These male prisoners include those who were serving time for rape, murdering women, and other similarly violent crimes. They are allowed to be in these women’s prisons simply for claiming that they are women. They have not undergone any hormone treatment or transition therapy or surgery. They are fully male bodies allowed to be cell mates with women, and stories of horror have inevitably begun to leak out.
However, there is a victory in California that’s worth sharing. An appellate court heard a case regarding legislation that included a clause to penalize healthcare workers that did not use a person’s preferred pronouns. It was ruled 3-0 that this bill was overly broad and violated free speech.
The judge further stated, “The pronoun provision at issue here tests the limits of the government’s authority to restrict pure speech that, while potentially offensive or harassing to the listener, does not necessarily create a hostile environment.”
It’s a small victory, but the hate is already rolling in.
It’s so important to highlight these battles in the culture war. The trans activists, and those who support the causes of transgenderism, are by and large aggressive, loud, and hateful in their speech and actions. They believe their cause is that of righteousness, and they fall into a trap that many on the Left do: They live in a world of ideas and theories, and when those theories are put to the practical test, they fail utterly and destroy those in their path — namely, the most vulnerable.
Our hope is that more brave women continue their fight to stand up for womanhood and that people like J.K. Rowling and Abigail Shrier continue to use their platform to expose and confront the violent words and actions of these activists.