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JK Rowling Receives Backlash For Her Tweets on International Women's Day

JK Rowling Receives Backlash For Her Tweets on International Women's Day

JK Rowling is once again facing backlash on social media, following her previous controversial takes on Twitter and thoughts on the transgender community over the past two years.

The 56-year-old Harry Potter author spoke out on Tuesday (March 8), otherwise known as International Women’s Day, to address the Labour Party.
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“Dear god, Labour Equalities Shadow Minster, Annalise Dodds, has just said she is not sure how adult and female is defined in answer to ‘how do you define a woman?’ on @BBCWomansHour,” a user wrote on Twitter.

“Someone please send the Shadow Minister for Equalities a dictionary and a backbone,” she wrote in a quote-retweet.

“This is what a woman who owns a dictionary and a backbone looks like. @joannaccherry,” she continued before adding: “Apparently, under a Labour government, today will become We Who Must Not Be Named Day.”

She was immediately met with criticism and backlash.

“Oh my god, SHUT UP,” wrote Tinashe.

“You know, you’ve more money than a lot of people will ever have. You could do what you like – build a scale model of Tower Bridge, train to run a marathon on stilts, create gardens the breadth and scale of a modern Capability Brown. But you’re on twitter, doing…this,” added another user.

“Women have been disproportionately hit by years of austerity, there is currently what has been called an ‘epidemic of violence against women’, and the government has just wound down vital at-home abortion provision against all evidence, and this is all you can think to say?” wrote another user.

“Under this @Conservatives government, reproductive rights are being eroded on International Woman’s Day…but you’re not interested because it doesn’t help your culture war against trans people,” added another.

Find out what the Harry Potter stars think of the author.

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