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J.K. Rowling Writes about Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues

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MForstater Wed 10-Jun-20 17:17:47

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Barracker Wed 10-Jun-20 17:22:32

This should be kept at the top of this forum for a very long time.

She brings me to tears, and we all owe her, you, Maya, and so many other feminists a huge debt, for such courage.

Joanne, if you're reading, I can't find the words to express my thanks.

BlueRaincoat1 Wed 10-Jun-20 17:23:17

I have just read it, and she is extraordinary. It is a wonderful piece of writing. I felt quite emotional reading it. I think it will prove to be an extremely important reference point and contribution in the course of this debate. Well done JK Rowling, and thank you.

Fanthorpe Wed 10-Jun-20 17:26:51

Wow, that’s a huge piece of work, I hope it was helpful to her to write that. No one can say she hasn’t done the working this issue, no one.

Sadly I think the haters will use it as more ammunition against her.

I thought she was incredibly wise before, but now I have nothing but admiration and respect.

Fandoozle1 Wed 10-Jun-20 17:30:02

Wow. What a remarkable woman. As is Maya, and all the women who continue to fight for the rights of females.

wrongsideofhistorymyarse Wed 10-Jun-20 17:30:05

That was beautifully written and incredibly moving. 💐

Campervan69 Wed 10-Jun-20 17:30:41

Says it all. Amazing woman.


RoosterPie Wed 10-Jun-20 17:33:11

I liked the part about it being easier to sit back and take the woke cookies - a subtle dig at Daniel Radcliffe (and now Eddie Redmayne).

She also knows that twitter isn’t everything and most people agree with her offline but are too scared to say so.

Well done Joanne flowers

Onelittlepiglet Wed 10-Jun-20 17:33:55

This brought me to tears. She said everything so eloquently and calmly. Despite everything that has been thrown at her over the past few months and especially days, she has even retained her sense of humour! I am in awe. Thank you, thank you, thank you JK Rowling for all you have done and are doing.

Subsume Wed 10-Jun-20 17:34:15

That was incredibly moving and so well written. She is an amazing woman.

KimberWozRobbed Wed 10-Jun-20 17:36:36

What an amazing essay. She will always have my support.

rogdmum Wed 10-Jun-20 17:37:49

I’m in tears. I had to leave the room because DD was sitting there and I couldn’t contain myself. I don’t get teary about this anymore but I’m in tears.

JulesJules Wed 10-Jun-20 17:38:06

Oh God. Started crying half way through and now I can't stop.

LizzieSiddal Wed 10-Jun-20 17:38:14

Beautifully written.
JK didn't need to share such personal information and she's been forced Thank you JK, you speak for so many of us.x

HeyDuggeesCakeBadge Wed 10-Jun-20 17:38:22

Wow, what an inspiration. If you read this Jo, know that I stand with you and I think you are very brave.

LizzieSiddal Wed 10-Jun-20 17:39:08

Oh Jules I hope you're ok.

LizzieSiddal Wed 10-Jun-20 17:40:40

I have a list of men I want to to read JK's essay. I wonder if they will botherhmm

MissFlite Wed 10-Jun-20 17:41:03

Beautifully written and I just wish everyone in the world would read it. I hope Daniel Fucking Radcliffe is ashamed of himself.

JemimaShore Wed 10-Jun-20 17:42:59

My love for JKR is true and complete. Thank you JK Rowling, and every single woman who has spoken out, from the bottom of my heart.

You are truly courageous thanks thanks thanks

SheilaTakeABow Wed 10-Jun-20 17:45:55

It was just perfect in every way. What a remarkable woman.

GirlInTheDirtyShirt Wed 10-Jun-20 17:46:16

I am so, so grateful to JK Rowling for taking this stand. So many women aren’t able to because of doxxing and death threats and losing their jobs. She speaks for all of us. I hope she reads this. If you are reading this, THANK YOU.

PurpleHoodie Wed 10-Jun-20 17:48:10

Oh that is beyond amazing flowersflowersflowers

UncleShady Wed 10-Jun-20 17:48:15

Wow. That is brilliant She speaks for me, that's for sure.

DifficultLemonDifficult Wed 10-Jun-20 17:48:23

She is fucking magnificent.

Dances Wed 10-Jun-20 17:48:47

If you are reading, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

I am howling crying, in gratitude.

I too have been the victim of serious abuse and the trans activist movement has caused me untold fear and worry. It has led me to despair and bewilderment as to why women are so hated by so many.

I documented my abuse in my submission to the Scottish Government's Consultation. But they ignored me and every other women's submission and told us that our bodies and lives and experiences didn't matter and that women don't matter.

I understand what this has cost you. I thank you for speaking out, so eloquently and so bravely.

Truly...Thank You xxxx

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