The Independent reports on the verbal abuse flung at J K Rowling for daring to oppose Scottish independence, but it does so without ever mentioning sexism or misogyny. Hi, sorry to bother you, but calling a woman a bitch or a cunt or both because you disagree with her is sexist and misogynist, both.
Senior figures on both sides of the Scottish Independence debate have called for an end to online vitriol in the wake of the torrent of abuse directed at the Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
…nationalists who Rowling described as “Death Eaterish” for “judging [her] ‘insufficiently Scottish’” scrambled online to tell her to “get to f***”, calling her “politically corrupt”, a “b****” and a “c***”.
Very informative; thank you.
But they get the clergy involved, which always helps.
The Right Rev John Chalmers, leader of the Church of Scotland, called for people debating the referendum to “stick to facts” in the weeks ahead.
He told the Herald Scotland: “Personal insults have no part in the discussion about Scotland’s future. Some of what I am hearing from both sides in the campaign represents my worst fear as decision day draws closer.
“I urge both sides of this debate to turn the volume down, stick to facts and principles and remember that on 19 September there will be no ‘us and them’, only us.”
No I think it’s “us and bitches” isn’t it?