J.K. Rowling, queen of all things magical in this world, took to Twitter again on Wednesday in honor of International Women’s Day, casting the first stone against the trolls that were sure to come out in full force. Brandishing the hashtag #InternationalWomensDay as her digital weapon of choice, Rowling shut down the haters before they could even get started.
or, as it's often called on here, #WhyIsn'tThereAnInternationalMensDay
(There is: November 19th)
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 8, 2017
As expected, her comments inspired a bevy of responses, both positive and negative, from other users. As the backlash began, the author’s legions of adoring and equally witty followers stepped forward with their own tweets of support and empowerment.
I thought International Men's day was 364 days long!
— Yrotitna ????????Ferry Services Ltd ???????? (@yrotitna) March 8, 2017
The battle concluded, Rowling took to Twitter again posting links to several articles and works inspired and written by women, and drawing attention back to where it should be on this International Women’s Day: Celebrating women and gender equality across the world.
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