J.K. Rowling calls out male writer for branding Theresa May a ‘whore’

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J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to respond to a writer’s tweets about Theresa May, calling him a misogynist.

Labour-supporting John Niven, author of Kill Your Friends, took to Twitter to share his thoughts regarding Theresa May’s negotiations with the DUP.

He tweeted: “May ‘our friends and allies in the DUP’ Straight face. The lot. The f****** balls on this whore.”

In a series of explosive responses, the Harry Potter author proceeded to unfollow Niven, before writing fourteen tweets about Niven’s choice of words.

Rowling began: “Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore.”

“If you can’t disagree with a woman without reaching for all those filthy old insults, screw you and your politics.”

The author then continued the rant by likening Niven to men who send violent threats.

“I’m sick of ‘liberal’ men whose mask slips every time a woman displeases them, who reach immediately for crude and humiliating words associated with femaleness, act like old-school misogynists and then preen themselves as though they’ve been brave,”

She added: “When you do this, Mr Liberal Cool Guy, you ally yourself, wittingly or not, with the men who send women violent pornographic images and rape threats, who try by every means possible to intimidate women out of politics and public spaces, both real and digital.”

The outspoken author made further comparisons to the abuse female politicians receive, referencing Diane Abbot.

“‘C***’, ‘whore’ and, naturally, rape. We’re too ugly to rape, or we need raping, or we need raping and killing,” added Rowling.

“Every woman I know who has dared express an opinion publically has endured this kind of abuse at least once, rooted in an apparent determination to humiliate or intimidate her on the basis that she is female.”

“If you want to know how much fouler it gets if you also happen to be black or gay, ask Diane Abbot or Ruth Davidson.”

Rowling ended the twitter rant with: “You’re a few short steps away from some guy hiding behind a cartoon frog.”

Niven has since replied to the tweets, with the short response “my bad”.

Many have since taken to social media in support of Rowling’s tweets, saying that they too have encountered similar levels of sexism.

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