(though believe me, I’m EXTREMELY grateful on that level), but because the signatories are showing solidarity with all the women who’re currently speaking up for their own rights and facing threats of violence and even death in return. 2/3
@PhilipHensher @jk_rowling It was never about women's right to speak. It was -is- about tolerating bigotry and hate, especially if it is being spread by celebrities (as they have a lot of influence on their fans), especially those previously known as inclusive with a tendency to attract LGBT+ fans.
@SeahorseLt @jk_rowling Have a sticker sweetie, for being so courageous & standing up to the pressure! I'm glad you managed to stay a seahorse & didn't become a merm**d. 💙
(I chose this one because it's sea colours!)
@jk_rowling Thank you so much. Knowing that people like you see the issue, and us, makes it worth speaking up. I desisted and realized I was just a gay woman and didn't need to transition. But the pressure was definitely there. Really, can't thank you enough.
@jk_rowling Power is in numbers, your voice opened many more eyes and added to those numbers. It's not easy to stand by your convictions as so many who have spoken out, by losing jobs, contracts or being cancelled, has shown. Bullying and misogyny should never be allowed to win. 💜
@jk_rowling I would say it was a pleasure to sign it - but in reality it was a great shock that such a letter needed to be written, or that (in 2020) what it said about women’s right to speak could even be a matter of controversy. Best wishes.
@jk_rowling Thank you for always taking the time to mention us less well known women dealing with this behaviour,too. Even when the deluge you’ve received has been so public and so beyond anything ❤️
We are with you&so glad of your wise, kind, resilient input into these discussions.
@jk_rowling This. We know you're speaking out when others don't dare. I, for one, am grateful you are raising concerns over the safeguarding of children.
This is also an opportunity to express my gratitude once more to the thousands of people who’ve sent me personal emails and letters of support. I’m trying to respond to all of them, so please forgive me if I haven’t yet got to yours! 3/X
My weekend was heavy (in the very best sense!) on family and light on reading the news, so I only realised this morning that this letter appeared in the Sunday Times yesterday. I'm profoundly grateful to all the signatories, not only on a personal level, 1/3