JK Rowling wades into Parkrun row: author brands journalist a ... trends now

JK Rowling wades into Parkrun row: author brands journalist a ... trends now
JK Rowling wades into Parkrun row: Harry Potter author brands journalist a ... trends now

JK Rowling wades into Parkrun row: Harry Potter author brands journalist a ... trends now

The Guardian's Jonathan Liew argued you could do event in a mobility scooter 

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JK Rowling has waded into the Parkrun row as the author brands a journalist a 'progressive misogynist' after he claimed that right-wing groups had made the running event a 'battleground' for trans athletes. 

Guardian sports writer Jonathan Liew says 'useful idiots in the media' are helping a 'mysterious right-wing think-tank' grow a 'sinister campaign' against the event over its controversial rules to allow biological men to self-identify as women. 

In an opinion piece for the newspaper's website, he said the 5km fun run was the 'latest target in the cross hairs of the radical trans-exclusionary police', and argued you could do Parkrun on a mobility scooter or a pram. 

But the Harry Potter author hit back on X, formerly Twitter, pointing to a previous article he had written in which he said it would inspiring to see a trans athlete standing on the top step of the Olympic podium. 

'Your previous remarks leave no room for mystery about your own special interest in this subject,' she said. 

JK Rowling has waded into the Parkrun row as author brands a journalist a 'progressive misogynist' after he claimed that right-wing groups had made the running event a 'battleground' for trans athletes

JK Rowling has waded into the Parkrun row as author brands a journalist a 'progressive misogynist' after he claimed that right-wing groups had made the running event a 'battleground' for trans athletes

Guardian sports writer Jonathan Liew (pictured) says 'useful idiots in the media' are helping a 'mysterious right-wing think-tank' grow a 'sinister campaign' against the event over its controversial rules to allow biological men to self-identify as women

Guardian sports writer Jonathan Liew (pictured) says 'useful idiots in the media' are helping a 'mysterious right-wing think-tank' grow a 'sinister campaign' against the event over its controversial rules to allow biological men to self-identify as women

'Like many "progressive" misogynists, you seem delighted to have found an acceptable outlet for your disdain for women’s and girls’ sport. We see you, Jonathan.'

Mr Liew's has been met with a slew of negative responses, including from former British Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, who has previously been critically of Parkrun's stance.

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