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Briton J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter adventures, said on Monday that she received numerous death threats from some transgender rights activists who accuse her of transphobia. & nbsp;
“I have now received so many death threats that I could line the house with them, and I haven't stopped speaking out,” the novelist said in a series of tweets. & Nbsp;
She also denounces the fact that three activists “photographed themselves in front of (her) house” the previous week, “by positioning themselves carefully so that (her) address is visible”, before posting the cliché on Twitter. & Nbsp;
Contacted by AFP, the Scottish police said that an “investigation is underway”. & Nbsp;
Last year, JK Rowling had shared on Twitter an article referring to “people who have their rules ”, commenting ironically:“ I'm sure we had to have a word for these people. Someone help me. Feum? Famme? Feemm? ».
She has thus drawn the wrath of certain Internet users, who reminded her that transgender men can have their period and transgender women cannot. & Nbsp;
The status of trans people is the subject of lively debates in recent years in the United Kingdom, with on one side activists fighting for their rights and on the other some intellectuals, authors and teachers accused of transphobia, claiming to be victims of “cancel culture”.
Philosophy professor Kathleen Stock resigned from Sussex University in southern England in October, claiming to be the victim of a “harassment” campaign. In particular, she felt that gender identity cannot trump biological sex “when it comes to law and politics.”
Rowling claims in her tweets that she was contacted by many women who have been “the subject of intimidation campaigns ranging from social media harassment and targeting of their employers, to the disclosure of personal data and direct threats of violence, including rape.”
She accuses the three activists who posted her address online of having done so to “intimidate her and prevent her from defending women's rights based on biological sex”. & nbsp;
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Britons who are transgender are “twice as likely” to be victims of a crime or misdemeanor than those who are not. In 2019, two in five trans people were the victims of a hate crime or incident, according to the YouGov Institute. & Nbsp;