JK Rowling Slams The UK Shadow Equalities Minister For Not Having "A Backbone" By Refusing To Define What A Woman Is

Just in time for International Women's Day, JK Rowling is bravely defending what it means to be a woman in this upside down world where gender and biological sex no longer exist.

By Gina Florio1 min read

Beloved author JK Rowling is known to stand up for women's rights and defend the mere existence of biological sex. Rowling is at it again and this time she is fittingly defending women on International Women's Day.

JK Rowling Slams the Shadow Minister For Equalities For Refusing to Define What a Woman Is

Anneliese Dodds is the Shadow Equalities Minister in the UK, and she was recently asked to define what a female is on BBC's "Woman's Hour." Dodds responded by saying that it "depends on what the context is," and that the Equality Act "doesn't say how you define" the word "female."

Rowling is not tolerating this refusal to define a simple word like "female." She took to Twitter to blast Dodds for her cowardly answer.

"Someone please send the Shadow Minister for Equalities a dictionary and a backbone. #HappyInternationalWomensDay," she tweeted.

Rowling then praises Joanna Cherry, MP for Edinburgh South West, a self-described feminist who openly defends same-sex spaces for women. She was awarded the honor of Woman of the Year by the Women's Rights Network for "the tireless work she has carried out promoting the rights of women and girls."

"This is what a woman who owns a dictionary and a backbone looks like," Rowling tweets.

The word brave gets thrown around a lot to describe strong female figures in society, but Rowling has proven time and time again just what the word brave means. In a culture where people are bullied into accepting men as women (hello, William Thomas), Rowling is willing to risk it all — her career, reputation, and potentially money from future projects — in order to defend the existence of women and the safety of same-sex spaces.