Tweeting on Sunday evening, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling argued that a recent pro-transgender Antifa assault on a feminist campaigner demonstrates that the far-left is on the wrong side of history.
On Sunday, Aleks Kovacevic, 44, was assaulted by an Antifa cell in Britain known as the Anarchist Federation as she tried to protest for women’s rights near a statue honoring British suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester.
Rowling tweeted: “I never expected the right side of history to include so many people in masks intimidating and assaulting women, did you? But she never dropped her flag. Emmelline would be proud.”
Mocking leftists who defended the assault, Rowling added: “There is no conflict between women’s rights and our ideology. To prove it, we’ve dressed up as ninjas to block public access to a statue of a suffragette. We’re confident this has done wonders for our cause and definitely isn’t an unintentionally hilarious own goal.”
On Monday evening the author, herself left-leaning but a frequent target of radical transgender activists, added: “If you think physical intimidation, assault, targeting opponents’ employers and sending women death and rape threats are acceptable as long as it’s your side doing it, you support those things, full stop. If you think history will be kind to you, think again. #LetWomenSpeak.”