Originally posted on BEND IT TIL IT BREAKS:
I’m helping to organize a conference called Radfems Respond. This event is open to the public, and exists to try and promote frank discussion of two controversial elements of radical feminism: Gender abolition and prostitution abolition. Predictably, some people would rather shut down dialogue and suppress debate. This petition has cropped up to try to deplatform this event, which again, is open to the public. This backlash throws all rhetoric about opposition to “exclusive” women-only events into question – if we receive the same backlash, from the same people, for an event that’s open to the public, then what is that backlash really about?
Here is a partial list of the many, many lies in the text of the petition:
Lie #1: Radfems Respond is an exclusionary event.
Truth: Radfems Respond is open to all people of all identifications and political positions. The event itself is designed to…
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