JK Rowling’s International Women’s Day post has been slammed as ‘disgusting’ on social media.
The author took to Twitter on March 8 and blasted Labour MP Anneliese Dodds, who is the Shadow Equalities Minister, over her ‘definition of a woman’.
Appearing on BBC’s Woman’s Hour, the politician said: “Well, I have to say that there are different definitions legally around what a woman actually is.
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“I mean, you look at the definition within the Equality Act, and I think it just says someone who is adult and female, I think, but then doesn’t see how you define either of those things.
“I mean, obviously, that’s then you’ve got the biological definition, legal definition.”
In response, Rowling tweeted: “Apparently, under a Labour government, today will become ‘We Who Must Not Be Named Day’.”
She went on to add: “This morning you told the British public you literally can’t define what a woman is.
“What’s the plan, lift up random objects until you find one that rattles?”
Users were quick to blast her for the tweets, with one saying: “Oh my God, SHUT UP.”
“I can’t believe people are still agreeing with JK Rowling in 2022, truly disgusting,” another penned. “I’m a cis woman who’s never once struggled with her gender identity and yet I find it incredibly easy to NOT exclude and harass women who aren’t cis on a day that’s supposed to be for all of us.”
A third urged: “Please, please stop. You are hurting so many people. I know you really believe you’re right, but is it so important to be at the expense of others?”
The 56-year-old doubled down on her remarks after being questioned by another Twitter user.
When asked if ‘she wanted her legacy to die on this hill,’ Rowling responded: “Yes, sweetheart. I’m staying right here on this hill, defending the right of women and girls to talk about themselves, their bodies and their lives in any way they damn well please.
“You worry about your legacy, I’ll worry about mine.”
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