Wizarding world creator J.K. Rowling has launched a women-only sexual violence support service called “Beira’s Place” in the Lothians area of Scotland. This support service comes after Rowling made “controversial” tweets back in 2020.
Rowling has since made various statements about her opinion of how women’s rights are diminishing, including trans women being allowed in the same prison cells as women.
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman.https://t.co/SyxFnnboM1
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 12, 2021
According to Rowling:
“I founded Beira’s Place to provide what I believe is currently an unmet need for women in the Lothians area. As a survivor of sexual assault myself, I know how important it is that survivors have the option of women-centred and women-delivered care at such a vulnerable time. Beira’s Place will offer an increase in capacity for services in the area and will, I hope, enable more women to process and recover from their trauma.”
Beira is the Scottish goddess of winter. “Beira rules over the dark part of the year, handing over to her sister, Bride, when summer comes again. Beira represents female wisdom, power, and regeneration. Hers is a strength that endures during the difficult times, but her myth contains the promise that they will not last for ever.”
Rowling is the sole financial provider for the service, and it is NOT a charity and cannot be closed down by the Charities Commission.
This is the best news for women in a long time! https://t.co/t3TDaUYQoZ
— Julie Bindel (@bindelj) December 12, 2022
We are pleased to announce the launch of Beira's Place, a new service providing support, advocacy and information for women survivors of sexual violence aged 16 and over in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Please visit our website for full details: https://t.co/V1XhnaPMkK
— Beira's Place (@beirasplace) December 12, 2022
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