“I’d rather go to jail than call a man a woman” – says JK Rowling
World-renowned author J.K. Rowling said she'd rather go to prison for two years than repeat the lie that “trans women are women.”
Rowling, a British fiction writer who gained international fame and notoriety for authoring the seven-book Harry Potter series, took to X last week to react to a picture of a message projected on the exterior wall of a building that read: “Repeat After Us: Trans Women Are Women.”
His comment comes amid reports from British news outlets, including the Daily Mail, that the U.K.’s Labour Party is considering classifying “misgendering” or using pronouns that match a person’s sex but not their self-declared chosen sexual identity, as an “aggravated offense” that comes with a prison sentence of up to two years.
The Labour Party doesn’t hold majority power, but in light of two recent by-election victories against the ruling Conservative Party, many presume it “looks inevitable.”