[–] Rainbows [OP] 85 points (+85|-0)

JK posting this and the hearts in suffragette colours made me so happy 😍

[–] hermiona52 24 points (+24|-0)

She made my week when she liked my tweet. I even screenshoted it to remember that glorious day.

[–] GravyRoo 23 points (+23|-0)

I didn’t even notice that! Wow, I just adore her ❀️

[–] Veneficca 65 points (+65|-0)

I keep hoping she'll write a book on feminism, including her own experiences with domestic violence and poverty. What a woman.

[–] Rainbows [OP] 31 points (+31|-0) Edited

Perhaps she will. She brings up a lot of feminist themes through the characters and story in Troubled blood. Looking forward to her works to come!

[–] LOriginedumonde 32 points (+32|-0)

JK Rowling is the best. A true inspiration and shining light in this dark and fucked up world. Words can’t describe how much I appreciate her.

[–] remove_the_veil 16 points (+16|-0) Edited

Oh, how lovely! <3

Btw, do you have a link to the actual tweet/thread this is from? Or was it just on JKR's page?

[–] Rainbows [OP] 28 points (+28|-0)

Here is the thread. Some shitty man tries to victim blame her after men posted porn on her threads for children, but she has none of it. https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1416680018416181248

[–] Lysiena 12 points (+12|-0)

All Iβ€˜ve learned from that thread is that TRAs apparently have zero reading comprehension skills …

[–] Rainbows [OP] 11 points (+11|-0)

They don't want to understand, they just want to twist others' words and bully.

[–] EvaDemeter 15 points (+15|-0)

Is it bad that I want a snarky essay from her on the Vagina Museum as well?

I love her so much!

One of my friends works with the Vagina Museum a lot and the group chat has been a riot of Grim since that godawful thread the other day. Mysteriously quiet on JKR's perfect comments, tho...

[–] EvaDemeter 4 points (+4|-0)

You have an insider with the Vag Museum? I'm all ears....

They are a collaborator rather than an employee/full-time worker so I'm sure there's more than what I get in our Whatsapp group etc, but I'm being intentionally vague here because this is someone who I still love dearly even if I philosophically and politically disagree with them on like... everything.

VM is intensely mundane.

They're obviously fully aboard the train of TWAW/TMAM and have been since day 1, twisting themselves in absurd knots for the sake of woke points (lots of anxious questions about "does this seem inclusive enough"), and plenty of "transing the past" (or as I like to call it, retconning history). Honestly, it's what I get most frustrated about: all of it is utterly banal. I'm a women's historian and the VM offers precisely zero in terms of meaningful scholarship but they spend plenty time (and fucking money) on ensuring that they're about as women-exclusionary as it's possible to be.

It'll be interesting (depressing? exhausting?) to see how things begin to pan out though, given the fact that the tide feels like it's turning on GC vs. TRA. My gut instinct is that VM is not an institution built to last; it's too flimsy in its own definitions (e.g. an utter lack of definition on bloody anything) to be able to withstand sea changes.

Absolutely right, we will win. And I will be wearing a Harry Potter shirt when we do.

[–] PeakyLen 12 points (+12|-0)

I've just been scrolling through her timeline and she is taking the time to reply to so many people on there.

She woke so many people up to what is going on with the TRAs, she has been so dignified despite all the vitriol and threats sent to her. And now she knows how much her words, time and thoughtful replies mean.

I don't tend to gush about celebrities, but I honestly think she's fabulous.

[–] Rainbows [OP] 3 points (+3|-0) Edited

Me neither, but she has such strenght of character and uses her influence for good - donating huge amounts of money to charity and standing up for women. Brave and kind. It's hard not to gush!

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