This article is kind of long, but presents a comprehensive review of the ongoing conflicts between radical feminists and trans people, and is pertinent to recent events here on rabble/babble. A new thread really needed to be started as those Meghan Murphy threads are stale-dated by virtue of rabble's response to the two conflicting petitions.
In the Meghan Murphy threads, two discussions took root: the conflict between some trans people and some radical feminists, and disputes regarding sex work abolition. It looks like there may be appetite to carry on with these discussions, and I believe they warrant different threads. This one addresses trans issues and radical feminism.
Radical feminists are regularly accused of denying trans people’s right to exist, or even of wanting them dead. Here Jane Clare Jones takes a closer look at these charges. Where do they come from and what do they mean? Is there a way to move towards a more constructive discussion?
The claim that certain forms of feminist speech should be silenced has recently become common currency. Notable instances include the ongoing NUS no-platforming of Julie Bindel, the cancellation of a performance by the comedian Kate Smurthwaite (which prompted a letter to the Observer), and, in the last month, the demand that a progressive Canadian website end its association with the feminist writer Meghan Murphy.
The basis of this claim is the assertion that a certain strand of feminist thought is hate speech....