J.K. Rowling says she’d rather go to prison than refer to transgender women as women

J.K. Rowling, the author best known for creating Harry Potter, and for being a loud and proud trans-exclusionary radical feminist (terf), made a new series of anti-trans statements via social media this week, in which she said she’d rather do a couple of years behind bars than refer to transgender women as women.

Her latest rant kicked off on Tuesday after sharing a text image reading, “Repeat after us: Trans women are women,” to which she added her own commentary, writing simply, “No.” This out of nowhere but very on brand sentiment led to a bit of back and forth in the replies on X (formerly Twitter), after one person jumped in to seemingly reference the U.K.’s Labour Party working to incorporate transphobic abuse. “Vote Labour, get a two year stretch!” the person said. To which Rowling shot back, “I’ll happily do two years if the alternative is compelled speech and forced denial of the reality and importance of sex. Bring on the court case, I say. It’ll be more fun than I’ve ever had on a red carpet.”


From here, more and more people filed in to yuck it up with the author about denying transwomen basic human dignity and respect, but one commenter stood out as having some sense, whether they meant to or not, writing, “Those prisons are going to need more space for all those hills we’re dying on.”

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