Jay. Kay. Rowling: I received death threats

The author of the famous “Harry Potter” series, British novelist J. Kay. Rowling, 56, said on Monday that she had received too many death threats from activists who accused her of hating transgender people.

“I’ve received so many death threats that I can now cover the walls of my house,” the novelist wrote in a series of tweets, but she said that would not silence her.
She also complained that three transgender rights activists “filmed themselves” in front of her house last week, and made sure to take the picture “where the address” of her home appears, and posted it on Twitter.
In this context, the Scottish police announced in a call to Agence France-Presse that an “investigation is underway” in this case.
Rowling had angered transgender people two years ago when she posted a satirical tweet criticizing the use of the phrase “people who menstruate” instead of just the word women.
This comes at a time when Britain has been witnessing for years a heated debate on the issue of transgender people, between activists who defend their rights and a number of intellectuals, authors and professors accused of hating transgender people.
Rowling said she and other women who spoke out about gender issues faced “intimidation campaigns that include harassment on social networks (…) disclosure of their personal data and direct threats of violence,” accusing the three activists who posted her address online that they did so “to intimidate her and prevent her from defending Women’s rights on the basis of biological sex.

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