09/03/2017 1:23 AM AEDT | Updated 10/03/2017 12:33 AM AEDT

J.K. Rowling Fights International Women's Day Trolls

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JK Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England.

J.K. Rowling launched a pre-emptive strike against Twitter trolls on Wednesday.

As the world geared up to mark International Women’s Daythe Harry Potter author anticipated the trash-tweeters who’d try to belittle the event by asking why there wasn’t a corresponding celebration for men:

Predictably, Rowling’s post received a mixed reaction and enticed some of the trolls to come out of hiding. Here are some of her followers’ favorable replies:

Rowling also recommended some reading for her followers in honor of the day, which applauds achievements of women whilst campaigning for a gender equal world:

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