Reported by PHIL SHIVER | December 14, 2021
Famous author J.K. Rowling is under fire from transgender activists and Twitter leftists again — this time for simply pointing out an obvious truth about transgender rapists.
The “Harry Potter” creator was hit with swift backlash over the weekend after she responded to news that police in Scotland plan to record individuals accused of rape as the gender by which they self-identify and not their biological sex. The reported policy means Scottish police will log rapes as carried out by a woman so long as the offender “identifies as a female” — even if the offender has male genitalia.
On Sunday, Rowling pointed out the absurdity of the policy’s upside-down logic in a tweet, saying, “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman,” putting her own spin on a famous quote from George Orwell’s novel, “1984.”
Rowling wasn’t the only one to criticize the measure as absurd.
“As a lawyer for 20 years and Justice Secretary for almost eight, I’ve seen some legal absurdities,” former Holyrood Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said, according to the Scottish Sun. “But this tops it all and is dangerous. It’s physically impossible and is about dogma overriding common sense.”
But as a prominent global figure who has been branded an anti-transgender activist, Rowling caught the majority of the flak on social media. Transgender activists blasted the author with online missives, characterizing her once again as a transphobe who can’t stop attacking the trans community.
VICE News complained that Rowling “just won’t stop attacking trans people online.”
“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness slammed Rowling’s tweet as “transphobic cherry picked vitriol,” adding, “As trans women are assaulted, deprived of work, killed, and raped JK is safe in her mansion.”
“I’m just not sure why you keep talking about it. Your entire point now is hating a community of people? We don’t need to hear from you and your little stories anymore. Enough,” Akila Hughes added.
Trans activist Nicole Maines asked, “Why does it sound like you’re more upset about trans people than rapists? Feels like your priorities are wrong here, babe.”
New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale claimed Rowling’s comments put transgender women at risk and argued “amplifying bigotry helps no one.”
Activist Amy Siskind exclaimed: “Why do you insist on erasing and hurting people, seemingly for sport? Grow up already!”
London artist Daniel Lismore twisted Orwell’s quote to take a shot at Rowling.
It should be noted that despite the overwhelming vitriol leveled at Rowling, many on social media commended the author for her courage to speak the truth.