Page 2 | I want to cry - JK’s handprints

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Wandawomble Sun 12-Jul-20 11:59:05

Someone has defaced JK’s golden handprints outside city chambers In Edinburgh with red paint and a pride flag.
Pink News are all over it saying she has blood on her hands.

I’m shaking with anger.
I dreamed last night that she was attacked by a mob.
She’s got the best security money can buy. Thank goodness. The TRA’s are inciting their own violence.

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LouHotel Sun 12-Jul-20 12:36:31

Funnily enough I've just seen tweets that 'the terfs' probably did this as a set up.

Own your fucking hatred you cretins.

bettsbattenburg Sun 12-Jul-20 12:37:00

Angryresister

This reminds me of the hands of the 15 child brides who were killed by burning when when their princely husband died, in the palace in Jodhpur.

What???!!!! The two in no way compare whatsoever and drawing a comparison is appalling.

Yes, the act of vandalism in Edinburgh is pathetic but your comparison really takes the biscuit.

PennyNotSoWise Sun 12-Jul-20 12:38:00

Could JKR not sue PN for saying she has blood on her hands? They're implying she's responsible for trans deaths. Surely if you're going to make a horrific statement like that, you need to prove it?

I don't think the 'stating biological fact is literal violence' argument would hold up well in court. I'd give anything to see a judge hand their arses back to them.

wellbehavedwomen Sun 12-Jul-20 12:40:11

Angryresister

This reminds me of the hands of the 15 child brides who were killed by burning when when their princely husband died, in the palace in Jodhpur.

Please don't.

This is a spiteful and nasty attack. The other is a human rights atrocity. Yes, both are driven by misogynistic entitlement but it's still a really tone deaf comparison.

Pink News is always going to double down on Rowling, because she showed up their owner as the misogynist muppet he is. Which is useful, really, because reading Pink News and the very thinly veiled hatred of women that is its modus operandi was one of the things that made me wake up. Extremism is never going to convince most.

SheWhoMustNotBeHeard Sun 12-Jul-20 12:48:49

That Edinburgh Live article is ever so biased. I'm pissed off about that too.

tara66 Sun 12-Jul-20 12:52:44

Is it because I am rather ''old'' that I do not understand this sort of thing?

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wrongsideofhistorymyarse Sun 12-Jul-20 12:52:56

Vile pigs.

SunsetBeetch Sun 12-Jul-20 12:54:46

SheWhoMustNotBeHeard

That Edinburgh Live article is ever so biased. I'm pissed off about that too.

Yep it's shit.

Even so, I can't imagine many people thinking this vandalism was a good idea.

zingally Sun 12-Jul-20 12:59:14

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callmeadoctor Sun 12-Jul-20 13:01:13

Its horrible, but you "shaking with anger" maybe slightly over the top........

SunsetBeetch Sun 12-Jul-20 13:08:30

bear

ferntwist Sun 12-Jul-20 13:08:57

Disgusting. The trans bullies are turning everyone outside this debate against them with their campaign against JK Rowling.

Readyme Sun 12-Jul-20 13:09:34

Horrific so sick of snowflakes who shout about being inclusive but only if you are their brand of inclusive.

TheProdigalKittensReturn Sun 12-Jul-20 13:09:37

"I would never sully my hands myself but don't mind if other people do" is about as morally dubious as a position can get.

KettlePolly Sun 12-Jul-20 13:10:09

Absolutely abhorent. I hope JK reads this board and sees the support she has here. It's criminal, threatening, spiteful and hateful and I hope it's treated as such by the police. Of course it won't be as hate crimes against women aren't a thing are they?

wellbehavedwomen Sun 12-Jul-20 13:13:05

I used to really admire everything she's achieved. But to me, I've found her comments over the past few months so insulting and deliberately harmful to other human beings, that I no longer support her in any way.

Please do find the insulting and deliberately harmful words she's spoken. Here are the threats and abuse she's met with in return - vilely misogynist threats, including rape. Words do indeed have consequences, but it seems you are only interested in silencing women.

SophocIestheFox Sun 12-Jul-20 13:13:11

Actions and words have consequences

I won't be replying to, or looking at this thread again. Just FYI. Not interested in seeing the jumping on from all the transphobes and TERFs about come down

I know you’ve said you won’t look, but when you put those two sentences together, did it not occur that the second makes a nonsense of the first? JKR needs to accept the impact of her words, but your hit and run with a couple of silly slurs is the real bravery?

Ok, then.

That evening news article is not great. Silly vandalism and really OTT. But sure, keep pumping up the rhetoric, guys, it’s really helpful.

Ereshkigalangcleg Sun 12-Jul-20 13:14:14

Actions and words have consequences.

I'm sure you didn't mean it to sound that chilling.

cheeseaddict420 Sun 12-Jul-20 13:16:03

Shaking with anger? Had a dream she was attacked? confused

What about trans women and men who are physically attacked and actually killed on a regular basis, just for their humanity?

As you say JK has lots of money and good security. She'll be just fine.

Palladin Sun 12-Jul-20 13:18:08

It's disgusting, and I hope the police carry out a thorough investigation.

wellbehavedwomen Sun 12-Jul-20 13:18:33

cheeseaddict420

Shaking with anger? Had a dream she was attacked? confused

What about trans women and men who are physically attacked and actually killed on a regular basis, just for their humanity?

As you say JK has lots of money and good security. She'll be just fine.

Trans women are killed less than any other demographic. Less than one a year from a population that is between 200,000 - 500,000. The overall murder rate is 1 in 100,000.

More trans women have killed people than been killed in the last decade. No trans man has killed or been killed. Meanwhile, two women a week are murdered by a man they had a relationship with. Five a week through lockdown. Where is your concern for them?

Stop with the lies.

Ereshkigalangcleg Sun 12-Jul-20 13:20:07

What about trans women and men who are physically attacked and actually killed on a regular basis, just for their humanity?

That's not true. They are not. They are less likely to be killed than the general population in either the UK or US. You're talking to people who know what they're talking about, so fake propaganda doesn't wash here.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Sun 12-Jul-20 13:21:32

Still demonstrating how "feminine" they are then.

SophocIestheFox Sun 12-Jul-20 13:21:44

I'm sure you didn't mean it to sound that chilling

I know, right? Nice career you’ve got there, Jo, be a pity if anything happened to it.

wellbehavedwomen Sun 12-Jul-20 13:21:48

Here you go @cheeseaddict420. Actual facts for you to get your head around.

Trans people are at very low risks of murder indeed. And all those killed are killed by men, I should add. The determination to terrify trans people by insisting they are surrounded by people who want to kill them is abusive towards trans people, fyi. Gaslighting people into unwarranted fear isn't a very pleasant action.

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