Police respond to ‘doxxing’ of J.K. Rowling by trans activists — Analysis
Authorities say no further action will be taken after a photo of the author’s home was published on Twitter
Scottish police have said they will take no action against transgender rights activists who posted a photo of J.K. Rowling’s Edinburgh home on Twitter. Law enforcement said the actions were deemed “not criminal.”
On Monday, Police Scotland confirmed that they had made inquiries into the alleged “doxxing” of J.K. Rowling but no criminality was established. Further information was not provided by the police.
When a group trans rights activists photographed outside the house of the author, they shared it on Twitter. Rowling claimed that they carefully placed themselves so the address would be visible.
“I have to assume [they] thought doxxing (the act of publishing private personal information) me would intimidate me out of speaking up for women’s sex-based rights,”In response, the 56-yearold posted a Tweet.
“Perhaps, and I’m just throwing this out there, the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing and threatening us,”She added.
After receiving allegedly incriminating information, the activists deleted their photo. “serious and threatening transphobic messages.”
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Rowling claimed the activists were attempting to “Intimidate” her, but said she had received “so many death threats I could paper the house with them”She would never stop talking her mind.
In the past, she has been controversial about transgender issues. Her advocacy for safe spaces for women has been a constant theme. She was agitated when the expression was used. “people who menstruate”Being used as an alternative to the word in an article or op-ed “women.”
However, Scotland has moved forward with many policies that aim to make life easier for trans people. People can identify themselves as male and female at the Scottish census.
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