J.K. Rowling reveals death threats over transgender row

J.K. Rowling reveals death threats over transgender row
Rowling’s speaking out for women’s sex-based rights has put her at odds with some trans activists Dia Dipasupil GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File

London (AFP) – “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling said Monday she had received a flood of death threats, as she slammed three transgender rights activists who posted her home address on Twitter.Advertising

Rowling thanked police in Scotland for their support after the activists tweeted a photograph of them standing outside Rowling’s home in Edinburgh, with the address visible, on Friday.

Rowling said that she and other women who have spoken out on gender issues had faced “campaigns of intimidation”, stalking and harassment, but vowed she would not be silenced.

The 56-year-old writer said she had received “so many death threats I could paper the house with them”, and that “families have been put into a state of fear and distress” by transgender activists.

“Perhaps… the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing and threatening us.”