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J.K. Rowling Stirs More Controversy With International Women's Day Message

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on Tuesday continued to court controversy with a tweet that referenced International Women's Day while also alluding to past comments she's made that have been called transphobic.The latest remarks came as a response to a discussion about proposed amendments to Scotland's Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which would change current gender laws in the country to make legally changing gender easier for citizens.

Rowling has been critical of the legislation, as well as of Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP).Rowling first tweeted about the bill on Saturday, tagging Sturgeon in a message that warned about "likely negative consequences" the bill would have for women and girls, "especially the most vulnerable." She also posted a link to a story about a trans woman who was convicted in Scotland of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a supermarket bathroom in 2018.Exactly this.

The law @NicolaSturgeon's trying to pass in Scotland will harm the most vulnerable women in society: those seeking help after male violence/rape and incarcerated women.

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