Some of the transgender activists who have achieved support from the Biden administration and others on the left appear ready to bully and attack those who dare espouse views about gender and sex deemed insufficiently inclusive.
Author J.K. Rowling confirmed that she knows how vicious such attacks can be after receiving threats of violence over the past year.
“There’s really only one place to go”
According to Newsbusters, the Harry Potter author revealed on Monday that she has received online comments threatening assault, rape, and even assassination because she took a stand last year on behalf of biological women and against the transgender agenda being foisted upon much of Western culture.
For her part, Rowling addressed the matter in a sarcastic series of tweets, beginning with a screenshot of one critic who fantasized about her receiving a pipebomb in her mailbox.
“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,” she wrote.
Rowling went on to post another screenshot of someone asking if she received the threat in response to her prior expressions of concern for the safety of women in certain vulnerable situations — such as in bathrooms and changing rooms.
“Yes, but now 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,” she replied.
History of transgender backlash
She pointed out that such “people” could be appropriately referred to as “women,” sparking a ferocious backlash to which Rowling has remained resolute.
Online criticism spiked again about a month later when she signed an open letter published by Harper’s Magazine that defended free speech against efforts by some activists to silence those with whom they disagree.
For her part, Rowling has championed equal rights for transgender individuals and declared that she is not “transphobic” as some detractors have alleged.
Despite the threats aimed at her on social media, her fans might find it reassuring that she has continued to stand tall and fight back with both humor and common sense, likely serving only to infuriate her haters even more.