Casual ableism

J.K. Rowling and Julie Bindel dropped this yesterday:

…and it’s a joke, of course it’s a joke, and a pathetic one at that, but as someone with a mental illness I find this sort of thing so frustrating. (‘Section’ refers to being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.) I’ve gathered from retweets that these two are making fun of one particular person, who I do not know, but it doesn’t matter because if you’re making fun of someone’s X characteristic you’re also making fun of everyone else who has X characteristic.

I mean, I’m long past the days of expecting better from the British TERF society, but… yeah. Uh, happy international women’s day.