I want to cry - JK’s handprints

(153 Posts)
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.

OP’s posts: |
SerenityNowwwww Mon 13-Jul-20 12:41:20

Can you imagine if someone out a match to the little flag? There’d be a flippin riot. Teens and twenty-something sobbing and vomiting uncontrollably. People scraping off their Harry Potter tattoos with potato peelers. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth. And not one gram of understanding gained.

JustTurtlesAllTheWayDown Mon 13-Jul-20 12:02:31

I think someone mentioned something similar upthread, but I'd be willing to bet that the person who doused those hand prints in paint is not in the same social class as the person who is going to have to get down on their hands and knees and scrub it all off.
Trans activists love to go on about privilege but you have to be extraordinarily privileged in order for gender identity to be the cause you're most passionate about instead of say the rise in foodbanks or DV murders or the poor refugee children still stuck in horrendous conditions or a thousand other horrifying situations that people aren't able to simply identify out of.

ShinyFootball Mon 13-Jul-20 11:46:51

Thing with all this is

All these people saying Harry potter books espoused values they hold dear
Were written by her, they are a reflection of her
The idea that she is the total opposite to her work is unlikely, surely
And of course she has a history of being a compassionate caring woman who puts her money where her mouth is on socio political issues

It's the same as the idea that a load of women, mainly middle aged lefties, many lesbian and who have a history of activism around LGB issues, have suddenly turned bloodthirsty bigots who want people dead

It's ridiculous.

BubblyBarbara Mon 13-Jul-20 11:30:39

Seems like a waste of good paint to me

Deliriumoftheendless Mon 13-Jul-20 09:36:52

I like that response. Well done that woman.

Over600Ecalypts Mon 13-Jul-20 09:29:25

Here's the link to the art interpretation that I was talking about:

twitter.com/satiricole/status/1282347190401273857?s=19

Advertisement

SerenityNowwwww Mon 13-Jul-20 09:27:37

Surely intent is important in the interpretation of art? It wasn’t meant to be a comment on menstruation and women’s rights - it was a silly toddler tantrum.

Over600Ecalypts Mon 13-Jul-20 09:25:01

A feminist artist on Twitter has written a thread where they explain how the vandalism can be interpreted as feminist art. Will try to link.

wrongsideofhistorymyarse Mon 13-Jul-20 08:38:52

I've just looked at the Daily Mail's article on my laptop, instead of on my phone. They've reproduced JKR's blog in full and allowed unmoderated comments. There are over 750 comments with overwhelming support for JKR's position.

Pulllllllll!

KarenMcKaren Mon 13-Jul-20 08:35:48

The more they continue to threaten women, assault women, insist they are women, that they should get changed next to women, cancel women, rename women, take women's rights and safety, try to damage women's careers, participate in petty criminal damage, appropriate dsds, push a homophobic narrative, target children through schools, aim to mutilate children's bodies, the list goes on... the more they show the world what they truly are. No wonder the much of the LGB broke away from the T. No sensible person would want to support or be associated with a violent, irrational, self interested movement such as this. It's a shame for the minority of transsexuals who quietly lived alongside us with no issue until they got renamed and pushed under the gender umbrella whether they liked it or not. It will take a lifetime and more to begin to repair the damage caused by this. Not that they care. Their interests are strictly self serving.

EmpressLangClegSpartacus Mon 13-Jul-20 07:54:08

You know, I almost hope the TRAs do try something at Platform 9 3/4. At least some of them are clearly deluded enough to think it would get their point across, but it would actually have completely the opposite effect.

SunsetBeetch Mon 13-Jul-20 07:09:37

NotBadConsidering

Newspapers that have reported it:

The Times
The Telegraph
The Sun
The Mirror
The Daily Mail
The Metro
The Daily Record
Edinburgh Evening News/Scotsman
Edinburgh Live
Pink News

Spot the two major media organisations who haven’t reported vandalism of the world’s best known author’s handprints.

They are utterly pathetic.

NotBadConsidering Mon 13-Jul-20 06:46:27

Newspapers that have reported it:

The Times
The Telegraph
The Sun
The Mirror
The Daily Mail
The Metro
The Daily Record
Edinburgh Evening News/Scotsman
Edinburgh Live
Pink News

Spot the two major media organisations who haven’t reported vandalism of the world’s best known author’s handprints.

Mammatino Sun 12-Jul-20 21:22:58

I’m not surprised by any of this nonsense. Keep it up you silly children, your mums will be along to put you to bed shortly. JKR Harry Potter books are available on amazon prime to download....I know I have done. Bloody effing crazy. She just spoke about women, she spoke with kindness and empathy about trans people. Just like every body on these boards.

ResumetonormalASAP Sun 12-Jul-20 20:57:39

I cannot imagine their pathetic actions do anything to further any cause they feel they have. They don't appear to have anything much to do apart from threaten, destroy, smear and scream nonsense.

I feel their actions make more people support JK now.

wellbehavedwomen Sun 12-Jul-20 20:44:21

ferntwist

She could and should consider taking Pink News down for their creepy campaign against her and other GC feminists. They have told so many lies. Pink News is one of the few UK publications that isn’t signed up to the IPSO code, so they are effectively unregulated but they are obviously still subject to the law of libel.

We can hope.

Ereshkigalangcleg Sun 12-Jul-20 20:44:09

I'm sure they do.

TehBewilderness Sun 12-Jul-20 20:43:59

SweetPetrichor

Vandalism is a stupid form of protest, but I do fundamentally agree with them. JK is making this her business so she should expect people to stand up against her nonsense.

4th rule of misogyny: Women's opinions are violence against men, thus male violence against women is justified.

InionEile Sun 12-Jul-20 20:43:27

‘Blood on her hands’ hmm

What a load of self-pitying, melodramatic bollocks. I must have missed JKR’s call for genocide against all trans people when I read her open letter on the website. I hope the majority of the public see this stunt for what it is.

MarshaBradyo Sun 12-Jul-20 20:40:19

I like your insult HandsOff, indeed.

It struck me when I saw the bombardment of twitter abuse she received how much was pure male sexual violence. From many who state twaw. Misogyny to the hilt. Wish she could bring charges against that.

TehBewilderness Sun 12-Jul-20 20:39:28

LouHotel

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

Own your fucking hatred you cretins.

False flag was claimed by the abusers who hung a rat on the door of Vancouver Rape Relief.
It seems to be our daily DARVO now that people are paying attention.

ferntwist Sun 12-Jul-20 20:34:27

She could and should consider taking Pink News down for their creepy campaign against her and other GC feminists. They have told so many lies. Pink News is one of the few UK publications that isn’t signed up to the IPSO code, so they are effectively unregulated but they are obviously still subject to the law of libel.

Ereshkigalangcleg Sun 12-Jul-20 20:26:13

She really does need to start suing people.

ferntwist Sun 12-Jul-20 20:22:21

before this* escalates further.

ferntwist Sun 12-Jul-20 20:21:44

JK must be feeling extremely intimidated. This is a cowardly attack and it’s shameful that Pink News is effectively fanning the flames of this hatred and bullying. High-profile people are targeted and even murdered in our society and Pink News needs to step back immediately before rgus escalates further.

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in