J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, slammed Scotland’s government for logging male rapists in as “female” simply because they choose to identify as women.
“War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman,” Rowling posted Sunday on Twitter, alluding to George Orwell’s dystopian classic, “1984.”
Police in Scotland record rapes as being committed by a woman in cases where the perpetrator has male genitalia but has not taken any steps to legally become a woman, as long as the rapist maintains they are female.
Scotland is taking other measures to make it simpler for men to identify as women, for instance, removing medical requirements for gender recognition certificates and reducing the amount of time required to obtain legal recognition for a new gender status.
“There are some areas in which biological sex matters and rape stats are definitely one. Thank you for continuing to wake people up to these issues. #sexmatters,” author Milli Hill posted on Twitter in response to Rowling.
Rowling, who is a survivor of abuse and sexual assault, has been a vocal critic of gender ideology, such as men taking advantage of women’s spaces, including sports, by identifying as female. She has also questioned the gender transition process for minors, arguing that the recent surge in transgenderism among teenagers is a cause for concern.