J.K. Rowling launched a pre-emptive strike against Twitter trolls on Wednesday.
As the world geared up to mark International Women’s Day, the 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: