JK Rowling challenges the Scottish Government and questions the existence of trans women again. The writer attacks the new Hate Crimes Law, which includes the group among those who deserve special protection.

“Ugh!” wrote Rowling, at the beginning of a thread of almost a dozen messages that included the cases of the rapist Isla Bryson, who transitioned to a woman shortly before being convicted. The new law contemplates those crimes “that stir up hatred”, and considers that someone would incur them when “they behave in a way that a reasonable person would consider threatening, abusive or insulting”