J.K. Rowling's Advice For Dealing With A Donald Trump Presidency Is Perfect
British author J.K. Rowling has been incredibly outspoken about the United States' contentious presidential election. Last night, she took to Twitter to reveal her disappointment in the results of the hard-fought campaign. But she also chimed in with words of support for her American readers, and J.K. Rowling's advice for dealing with a Donald Trump presidency is simply perfect.
Rowling has never minced words in her discussions of Donald Trump. She's compared Trump to the villain of the Harry Potter series, Voldemort; she's called the president-elect a "giant orange Twitter egg"; she's called him out on more than one occasion for his rhetoric about sexual assault.
Last night, she finally decided that enough is enough, and she took a strong stand against the "bullies" of Twitter.
"The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok," she wrote. "The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny and hatred." As a white woman, J.K. Rowling has a lot of privilege — and it's incredible seeing her use it to fight back against those who seek to do harm to marginalized people.
In one particularly memorable tweet, J.K. Rowling asked her followers to fight back against hatred and take a stand in support of marginalized communities. When asked by a follower how we move forward from here, Rowling wrote:
I can't agree more with J.K. Rowling's advice. Those of us with more privilege than others need to do all we can to ensure the safety of marginalized people. Thank you, Jo, for reminding us the fight has just begun.