It looks like Madam Rowling has upped her power level.
It’s possible that Sir Dawkins going all in gave her a boost of confidence?
Please sign the Declaration on Women’s Sex-based Rights. I have just done so.https://t.co/QmJ1uzNY3k
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) November 29, 2021
We’re hitting the limits of some things.
It was always too late, but it’s nice to see limits getting hit.
J.K. Rowling is causing controversy again, again wading into the debate about transgender people by criticizing Scottish police for allowing rape suspects to self-identify as female.
The “Harry Potter” author — who has previously been accused of making transphobic comments — took to Twitter on Sunday by sharing an article from The Times of London titled: “‘Absurdity’ of police logging rapists as women.”
“War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman,” Rowling wrote, referencing “Newspeak” in George Orwell’s “1984.”
She then linked to the news article, which stated, “Police Scotland said that they would log rapes as being carried out by a woman if the accused person insists, even if they have not legally changed gender.”
Thousands of fans immediately hit out at Rowling, with many accusing her of having an unhealthy fixation on trans issues.
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman.https://t.co/SyxFnnboM1
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 12, 2021
“You literally have a castle and you spend your time doing this,” podcaster Rob Rousseau wrote.
“What a weird hill to die on Rowling,” producer Brett Erlich added.
A third chimed in saying that Rowling was focusing her attention on the wrong part of the story about rapes in Scotland, highlighting her prejudice and fixation.
“The vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by men who don’t identify as anything other than men. Perhaps you might consider using your public profile to combat this instead?” they stated.
The 56-year-old author was first accused of transphobia last June, when she poked fun at an article titled: “Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.”
“People who menstruate,” Rowling mocked. “I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
She later insisted “sex is real” before being described by critics as a TERF, or Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist.
However, that hasn’t stopped the Scottish author from expressing her views.
To be fair, 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. pic.twitter.com/MsNWXhWlyc
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 19, 2021
“Many women are concerned about the challenges to their fundamental rights posed by certain aspects of gender identity ideology,” Rowling stated in a Good Housekeeping interview last December.
However, in her latest dust-up, Rowling also received praise for her comments — with many prominent Twitter users thanking her for having the “courage” to speak out.
She really is a hero.
I don’t care about whatever stupid views she has. Anyone who is willing to stand up against this tranny lunacy is a hero.
Rowling also likes dogs, just like Hitler
It’s the same with Dawkins. He might believe that fish can magically transform into cats or whatever the hell goofy bullshit, but if anyone is willing to say “NO” to trannies, they’ve got my support.
Dawkins has also basically argued that Moslems should be rounded up and put in concentration camps.
And he never apologizes for anything.
You tell ‘em @RichardDawkins. A brilliant rebuff to a once great organization, the AHA, that lost its raison d’etre and should now just disappear. They forgot that provocative questioning is the heart of humanism. pic.twitter.com/LSg5V5i0BM
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) December 13, 2021