Today, J.K. Rowling posted a thread on Twitter, detailing how three activist actors shared pictures online of themselves holding "Trans Liberation Now" signs while standing in front of her house – purposely publicizing Rowling’s home address.
Rowling has been working with the police to protect her family, and she thanked her followers for reporting the image to Twitter. She also implored anyone who retweeted the image – even in support of her – to delete it.
Rowling also spoke out against the "campaigns of intimidation" that she and other women like her, who speak up against the "socio-political concept of identity" replacing "that of sex," are subject to on social media and in the public sphere. Rowling and others have been threatened with violence, rape, and death as a result of holding firm to the fact that biological women and transwomen are inherently different.
Rowling called out the three trans activists who exposed her address – Richard Energy, Georgia Frost, and Holly Stars – and replied that she will not be intimated by their attempts to dox her. She also commented that their actions are a part of the reason why people fear the trans rights movement is a threat to women and women's rights.
The Twitter accounts of three trans activists have since been deleted, presumably as a result of the backlash they faced from Rowling's supporters.
Rowling has faced opposition in various forms for her stance on women's sex-based rights. She was even disowned by the Harry Potter franchise and many of its lead cast members as being "transphobic." She was excluded from the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special, which will be released on HBO Max on January 1, 2022. The special will focus on the making of the first Harry Potter film, with appearances by the director, lead actors, and central crew members – but not the creator, J.K. Rowling.