J.K. Rowling blasts the hypocrisy of sexist liberal men in an epic tweetstorm.

England just had its general election in which Theresa May won majority seats

May is a conservative party leader. Because of that, she is immediately hated by the liberals. The British Prime Minister was called a “whore” online, and Rowling put the person using the vulgar term on blast.

In a series of 14 tweets, the bestselling author set the person straight.

“Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore,” Rowling began.

Just to preface, the author is a Labour party supporter. She has no obligation to defend May politically. But she does so because she believes in resorting to slurs because of her gender is very, morally wrong

These series of tweets set the record straight

Sexism has no place in liberal politics

If you had trouble reading the tweets separately, here they are compiled together

Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore. If you can’t disagree with a woman without reaching for all those filthy old insults, screw you and your politics.

I’m sick of liberal men whose mask slips every time a woman displeases them, who reach immediately for crude and humiliating words associated with femaleness, act like old-school misogynists and then preen themselves as thoug they’ve been brave.

When you do this, Mr. Liberal Cool Guy, you ally yourself, wittingly or not, with the men who send women violent pornographic images and rape threats, who try by every means possible to intimidate women out of politics and publis spaces, both real and digital. ‘Cunt’, ‘whore’ and, naturally, rape.

We’re too ugly to rape, or we need raping, or we need raping and killing. Every woman I know who has dared express an opinion publically has endured this kind of abuse at least once, rooted in apparent determination to humiliate or intidate her on the basis that she is female.

If you want to know how much fouler it gets if you also happen to be black or gay, ask Diane Abbot or Ruth Davidson.I don’t care wheter we’re talking about Theresa May or Nicola Sturgeon or Kate Hooey or Yvette Cooper or Hillary Clinton: femaleness is not a design flaw.

If your immediate response to a woman who displeases you is to call her a synonym for her vulva, or compare her to a prostitute, then drop the pretence and own it: you’re not a liberal. You’re a few short steps away from some guy hiding behind a cartoon frog.

One of the many perks of being a Twitter keyboard warrior

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