This is an open letter to Rabble.ca in support of Meghan Murphy, whose insightful and radical journalism and feminist analysis is an oasis in the diverseinclusivepornyliberalchoosy-choicesocialjusticesafepositive incurious, uncritical creepy desert of contemporary lefty publications. I think the tide is turning, though.
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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