JK Rowling has slammed a trans rights activist who ‘fantasised about the brutal deaths’ of gender-critical feminists planning on attending a rally.
The Tweets, from the now deactivated account, described a car hitting activists attending the rally and watching them ‘exploding like bin bags full of baked beans’ on a windshield.
It appeared to threaten those planning on attending the Glasgow Let Women Speak Rally, organised by Kellie-Jay Keen’s campaign group Standing for Women.
Ms Keen, who is also known as Posie Parker, campaigns for sex-based rights and the protections of the word ‘women’.
The rally, due to take place on Glasgow Green on February 5, was organised as a response to the Scottish Government’s attempt to push through the controversial Gender Recognition Reform bill.
The Tweets from the account @sky_traffic, read: ‘I sure would hate it if someone took their car to Glasgow Green on the 5th of February and hit p*sie p*rker and her friends with their car.
‘What an awful thing that would be, that I would hate. Me watching the country’s leading defenders of women and girls exploding like bin bags full of baked beans on your windshield: oh no!’
The threatening words sparked outrage online, with activists calling it ‘sickening’ and ‘dangerous’, while others called for the police to get involved.
Ms Rowling, who has been an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, including the need to protect single-sex spaces, was quick to respond to the Tweets.
She said: ‘Weird, isn’t it, but I struggle to remember any other progressive movement that attracted so many men who love fantasising about the brutal deaths of women.’
She went on to add that the man was a ‘brave boy’ who had ‘been publicly advocating for a car to be driven into Posie Parker’s rally.
Public backlash against the author began in March 2018 when she was criticised for liking a tweet that referred to trans women as ‘men in dresses’.
Days later, in an online essay, Rowling wrote that her interest in trans issues originated from being a survivor of abuse and having concerns around single-sex spaces.