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J.K. Rowling goes to Twitter to criticize aggressive messages to women

[borda1]http://cdn.potterish.com/wp-content/2016/04/21110533/rowling-robert-not%C3%ADcias-capa.jpg[meio]It is not unusual for J.K. Rowling to use her account on Twitter not only to talk about her work and to reply fans, but also to discuss politics, economics and social issues. This Friday, the 9th, Rowling was again on the spot when she opposed the words that are generally used to criticize women, specially those who are public figures.

Followed by a tweet made by a man she used to follow, in which he calls British Prime Minister Theresa May a “whore”, Rowling wrote a series of fourteen tweets, to discuss the matter.

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Many people joined the discussion by sharing stories about personal experiences with the kind of men she described, or situations of prejudice against minorities.

Rowling’s speech reminds us that a real politic debate is based on good arguments and respect, and are not related with gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. After all, quoting Albus Dumbledore: “Words are, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”. It is then imperative that we choose them very carefully.