Thank god for Rowling, seriously. I'd send her a box of chocolates but I'm sure she's very paranoid about deliveries atm :(

The treatment she's getting has been peaking people in my sphere left and right. Most people like JKR or are neutral on her at most. She's pretty famous for going from billionaire to millionaire from the sheer number of donations she's given. There's not really much about her that is controversial EXCEPT this one single thing. And the fact that she's being treated like a nazi for saying that females are females makes the whole transgender movement look absolutely nutty.

She's inspired so many people to speak up, I admire her so much. I wasn't really ever into Harry Potter as a child, more an Eragon girl (I know), but her bravery has made her the most inspirational woman to me. She taught me that even if it seems like the world is hell bent on silencing you, that you can make a difference by sharing your experience. I know that her wealth makes that easier than for an average woman, but that just shows she's willing to use her power for a cause she fully believes in, even if it means being harassed, threatened and mocked by people who don't care about women or actively hate them.

JKR, you'll always be woman of the year to me.

I wrote Rowling a thank you note and her assistant actually sent me a letter back that said she knows and appreciates the support from women like me 🙂