This article from Tits and Sass sums up how sex workers and others who have felt the effects of murphy's writing as well as of those who are of the same belief system.
i have certianly experienced it, here on babble as well. i think that there is a serious problem with the way 'feminism' is playing out on some pretty core issues. the hateful ways in which gender critical feminists try to exclude some women, is disturbing. this article clearly states why i believe it is bad for everyone when hate goes unchecked.
i myself did a little dance when i heard the news. it was as if someone was finally getting the picture, that we could maybe begin to be heard. that maybe some of the rhetoric, misinformation and hate...would subside, be recognized, called out.....
i just posted an excerpt, follow the link for full article;
According to gender critical feminists, trans women are not “real” because of secondary sex characteristics,while sex workers are likewise “unreal” because we complicate the notion that sex and reproduction are patriarchal tools for controlling women. Certainly, the fact that we live under a heteropatriarchy is undeniable. And of course the sex industry, like all industries under heteropatriarchy, operates in specific ways on account of existing under oppressive social systems. But gender critical feminists argue that sex industry workers perpetuates these oppressive social systems, which is akin to blaming low-wage laborers for capitalism. Moreover, this purposeful scapegoating of the sex industry makes sex workers the barometer by which “respectable” feminists measure their own “purity”: real women don’t hurt other women, gender critical feminists imply. Real women, real feminists, should starve to death before giving a commodified blowjob. For the cause!