“Arrest Me”: JK Rowling Torches Scotland’s New “Hate Crime” Law

J.K. Rowling reacted on Monday to the implementation of Scotland’s new Hate Crime Act with a pointed thread, illustrating the potential impact of such laws.

The author, fulfilling a pledge made for April Fool’s Day, compiled a list of male criminal sex offenders, many of whom targeted young women and girls. She did so without misgendering any of them, highlighting the possible negative repercussions of "hate crime" laws on female victims.

“Scotland’s Hate Crime Act comes into effect today. Women gain no additional protections, of course, but well-known trans activist Beth Douglas, darling of prominent Scottish politicians, falls within a protected category. Phew!” Rowling began, sharing screenshots of Douglas posing with weapons while issuing threats to an “anti-trans” company.

“Lovely Scottish lass and convicted double rapist Isla Bryson found her true authentic female self shortly before she was due to be sentenced,” Rowling continued in mocking tones. “Misgendering is hate, so respect Isla’s pronouns, please. Love the leggings!”

“Fragile flower Katie Dolatowski, 6’5″, was rightly sent to a women’s prison in Scotland after conviction. This ensured she was protected from violent, predatory men (unlike the 10-year-old girl Katie sexually assaulted in a women’s public bathroom),” Rowling’s next post read.

“Samantha Norris was cleared of exposing her penis to two 11-year-old girls. Hooray!” The “Harry Potter” author continued. “Unfortunately she was then convicted for possession of 16,000 images of children being raped and sexually assaulted. Be that as it may, Sam’s still a lady to me! ”

“Scottish woman and butcher Amy George abducted an 11-year-old girl while dressed in female clothing. No idea why this was mentioned in court – of course she was wearing women’s clothing, she’s a woman! Amy took the girl home and sexually abused her over a 27-hour period,” Rowling added.

“But most women aren’t axe-toters or sex offenders, so let’s talk role models! Guilia Valentino (in red) wanted to play on the women’s team ‘because of sisterhood, validation and political visibility,’” Rowling said, adding a post on biological males taking over women’s spaces for political and cultural attention. “Naturally, she was given some boring cis girl’s place. Yay for inclusion!”

Rowling also addressed the trauma that she says victims might experience in being forced to allow biological males into spaces that were designed specifically to protect victims from further abuse.

“Mridul Wadhwa, head of a Scottish rape crisis centre, says, ‘sexual violence happens to bigoted people as well.’ She has no gender recognition certificate, but was still appointed to a job advertised for women only. Time to be ‘challenged on your prejudices’, rape victims!” Rowling said.

Rowling rounded out the thread with several political and cultural leaders who espoused a platform of protecting women and women’s rights but could not define what a woman was.

“Munroe Bergdorf isn’t just a pretty face! Public campaigner for a children’s charity until safeguarding concerns were raised, she was appointed UN Women’s first ever UK champion. ‘What makes a woman “a woman” has no definitive answer,’ says Munroe. Great choice, UN Women!” Rowling cracked.

“Katie Neeves has been appointed as the UN Women UK delegate. She switched from straight man to lesbian at the age of 48 and, in a leaked 2022 webinar, described how she used to enjoy stealing and wearing her sister’s underwear,” the author mocked. “A truly relatable representative!”

“Last, but least, TV’s India Willoughby proves we women can call a black broadcaster a ‘nasty bitch’ who ‘wouldn’t be anywhere without woke,’ dub lesbians men, insult the looks of a female Olympic swimmer, ‘joke’ about kidnapping feminists, and STILL get airtime! What a gal!” Rowling concluded.

But then the author delivered the punch line: “April Fools!”

“Only kidding. Obviously, the people mentioned in the above tweets aren’t women at all, but men, every last one of them,” Rowling declared. “In passing the Scottish Hate Crime Act, Scottish lawmakers seem to have placed higher value on the feelings of men performing their idea of femaleness, however misogynistically or opportunistically, than on the rights and freedoms of actual women and girls.”

Rowling then made it clear that she was not afraid of any possible repercussions she might face from speaking out against the new law.

“I’m currently out of the country, but if what I’ve written here qualifies as an offence under the terms of the new act, I look forward to being arrested when I return to the birthplace of the Scottish Enlightenment,” the author concluded.

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