'Arrest me': JK Rowling mocks new Scottish anti-'hate' law

By Jen Krausz on
 April 2, 2024

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling took to X on Monday to mock the new law that makes it a crime to disrespect people's preferred pronouns.

In a series of posts, Rowling bemoaned that the law didn't give biological women additional protections, but instead posted that it protected people like transgender rapist Isla Bryson, who she called a "lovely Scottish lass."

She called Katie Dolatowski, who assaulted a child in a bathroom, a "fragile flower" and Samantha Norris a "lady" for exposing "herself" to children.

Rowling has been vocal about her lack of support for transgenderism because of the way it hurts women, such as these examples and in the area of women's sports.

Other critics of the law expressed fear that it would trample free speech rights and make people less likely to report incidents like the ones Rowling referred to.

Rowling said that the law "placed higher value on the feelings of men performing their idea of femaleness" than on women's rights.