Last Wave Feminist

To: The Editors, Publishers, Founders and Editorial Board – rabble.ca

We, the undersigned, wish to express our deep dissatisfaction with rabble’s response to the recent attacks on Meghan Murphy.

In past weeks, Meghan Murphy has become the target of a vicious and focused attack that we believe is aimed not only at her—as the most visible voice of a set of feminist principles with which we broadly agree—but at women in general and feminists specifically.

This attack—sparked by an article at Playboy magazine and a petition inspired by the Men’s Rights Movement and women who are known for their promotion of the sex industry—focuses nominally on a brief piece written by Murphy in response to nude photos published of a trans woman named Laverne Cox. Her piece criticized the notion that the publication of highly sexualized, pornographic photographs of a woman or trans woman is “empowering.” We see no fair…

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One thought on “Open Letter to rabble re: Meghan Murphy

  1. This is a very concise, well expressed concern about civilized discourse. It points out that if you have a point to make, or a counter-argument to someone else’s point, it’s worth listening to. If you have no thought to express, and all you can do is throw stones at somebody else’s, you have no right to our attention.

    On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 12:37 PM, De Sotto Voce wrote:

    > modmyst posted: ” “

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