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For critics who call Theresa May a 'wh*re', the Harry Potter author and Twitter ruler has this warning.

After a heated election, in which the spectre of threats of violence and rape on social media has grown darker and larger, Rowling had this to say:

If your immediate response to a woman who displeases you is to call her a synonym for her vulva, or compare her to a postute, then drop the pretence and own it: you are not a liberal.

Her argument wasn't directed at misogynists who claim to be liberal opponents of May's conservatism.

Rowling concluded:

You're a few short steps from some guy hiding behind a cartoon frog.

The statement came at the conclusion of a 14 strong thread of tweets posted on Friday:

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