09/03/2017 08:29 SAST | Updated 09/03/2017 08:31 SAST

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

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:

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