JK Rowling launches fresh attack on Nicola Sturgeon in trans war of words: Author accuses First Minister of ‘riding roughshod’ over women’s rights and warns ‘naive’ SNP leader will be held responsible for sex attacks resulting from gender law reforms
- JK Rowling claimed Nicola Sturgeon would be held responsible for sex attacks
- She refereed to attacks she believes will come from the Gender Recognition Bill
- The author said Ms Sturgeon was ‘naïve’ to believe men wouldn’t abuse the bill
- However the Harry potter author gave no evidence to support the claims
JK Rowling has launched another attack on Nicola Sturgeon, claiming she would be to blame for the rape and assault of women for allowing people to self-identify under the Gender Recognition Reform Bill.
The Harry Potter author accused the First Minister of ‘riding roughshod’ over women’s rights and called her ‘naïve’ to believe predatory men wouldn’t use the Bill to gain access to vulnerable women, but did not provide any evidence to support these claims.
Writing for The Sunday Times, Ms Rowling said Ms Sturgeon would be held personally responsible for hypothetical cases of ‘voyeurism, sexual harassment, assault or rape’ that she believed would come from the Bill.
This comes after the author wore a t-shirt branding Ms Sturgeon a ‘destroyer of women’s rights’ on October 6 for introducing the legislation that allows trans people to self-identify.
JK Rowling has launched another attack on Nicola Sturgeon, claiming she would be to blame for the rape and assault of women for allowing people to self-identify under the Gender Recognition Reform Bill
The Harry Potter author accused the First Minister of ‘riding roughshod’ over women’s rights and called her ‘naïve’ to believe predatory men wouldn’t use the bill to gain access to vulnerable women, but did not provide any evidence to support these claims
To change their birth certificate, a trans person currently needs a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and to have lived in their ‘acquired’ gender for two years but the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill would allow for self-identification from the age of 16, according the The Telegraph.
A row erupted last week after Graham Norton was interviewed at the Cheltenham Literature Festival – and strongly criticised cancel culture.
Billy Bragg, 64, retweeted a video of the interview and said Norton was ‘really good’ on cancel culture ‘and JK Rowling’.
Ms Rowling saw the tweet and attacked the singer, saying she was ‘enjoying the recent spate of bearded men stepping confidently onto their soapboxes to define what a woman is and throw their support behind rape and death threats’.
But Bragg did not define what a woman was at any point in his initial tweet, and simply supported Norton’s suggestion that people discuss trans issues with the parents of trans children or doctors and psychologists instead of referring to celebrity viewpoints.
After Ms Rowling seemed to suggest both Norton and Bragg were ‘misogynists’ she received a widespread backlash from social media users for the claim, for which she provided no evidence.
In Norton’s interview, the TV host slammed those who claim to have been ‘cancelled’ yet still have a large platform, and are seen writing articles or being interviewed about being silenced.
He added that ‘cancelled’ is ‘the wrong word’, and it should instead be replaced with ‘accountability’ for what people say.
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