Rabble Responds To The Mob Trying To Fire Murphy And It’s Disappointing

Rabble, that bastion of LGBT inclusiveness has just called Murphy’s position on prostitution ‘particularly controversial’ and have basically refused to openly stand up for her.  The first words out of their mouth are to the precious transmob, not ‘we won’t silence a woman who has a different opinion.’ Manfeelz are more important than women’s lives, as usual.

They’re trying to cater to this mob with their half assed response. In other words, they’re giving this mob a hearing and not the derision they deserve.

I used donotlink because I’m not giving these fuckers page hits.

If you want to read Meghan’s work without having it filtered through manfeelz you can find her at Feminist Current. Oh, and there’s Rabble saying they have to develop new ways of tsk tsking women who write off-site things that offend. So now Murphy has to censor herself on her own site so she can maintain employment at Rabble. So they’re gonna extend their reach to her fucking site.

We are currently reviewing the complaints, and in light of the past weeks’ events. rabble.ca is also considering a number of issues: how rabble.ca responds to our writers, collaborators, and contributors outside the rabble.ca environment, and how to make our policies related to trans rights and our editorial policies in general, more visible on the site.

Women’s rights? What’s that?

 

I’m disgusted. I have nothing more to say than to tell Rabble to fuck right off.

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Rabble Responds To The Mob Trying To Fire Murphy And It’s Disappointing

  1. Read the rabble reply. That was a whole lot of weak sauce, to be sure. Does not look like anybody in power there is the kind of person who can stare down a mob of people who are SO anti-women that it is almost unbelievable. Not willing to bet a wooden nickel on how this turns out.

  2. Rabble is just afraid. The Trans-mob online always comes complete with violence and death threats.
    Reading the signature on your petition for Murphy, I saw one that mentioned a man called Peter Tatchell. I was never familiar with him ( of course I havent lived here long). He was known as the grandfather of LGBT rights. From 1970 he worked to bring visibility and rights to the trans community. In a time where no one even recognized them.
    So after a lifetime of dedication, he put his signature along with many other academics on a letter supporting freedom of speech for women, and the trans community viciously turned on him. He received 5,000 threats of harm and death in 24 hours.

    So these groups get their way through bullying and fear. Rabble probably sees how they can irrationally smear someone and probably doesnt want them to turn their attentions to them. They’ve basically chosen to sit on the fence.

    • What’s interesting is that Tatchell is normally extremely pro-trans to the point of deriding any women who disagree with trans ideology. But he made the mistake of thinking women still have the right to speak.

  3. Because I can’t edit: I read the open letter ( it’s early morning lol. Should have done that before my first comment). I see Rabble’s response as the typical, PC, damage control ‘address but say nothing really substantial’ type of response.
    I could be wrong, But the first thing they made clear was that the article wasn’t even written on their site. So it makes little sense for them to be responsible to cater to an angry mob.
    That would be like the horde expecting Facebook to shut down a Twitter account.
    Then the blurb on the end where they said they would “reflect”:
    “We are currently reviewing the complaints, and in light of the past weeks’ events. rabble.ca is also considering a number of issues: how rabble.ca responds to our writers, collaborators, and contributors outside the rabble.ca environment, and how to make our policies related to trans rights and our editorial policies in general, more visible on the site.”

    This is basic fluff/filler material to appease an unreasonable angry mob. Every company has to say stuff like this now.
    In the end, I take this as a win. They won’t fire MM. But they had to say something. It’s basically;
    ” You have given us something to think about!”

    • Apparently Murphy’s positions are profoundly complicated, even though they’ve been around for decades.

      The person who wrote that response isn’t educated on the prostitution debate at all.

      They were more concerned about how the twanz mob felt than with standing up for their own employee.

      I hope Meghan tells them to stuff it and continues on with her popular site. It’s clear to me that Rabble wants to have some sort of control over her own private site.

      Women having to censor themselves isn’t feminist. I’m afraid for her. I’m afraid she’s gonna have this little voice on her shoulder, the male voice, telling her to alter her words.

      Women the world over are socialized into the male gaze, the male point of view. We’re taught not to speak to loudly, take up space.

      This response by Rabble indicates to me that they’re more concerned with soothing a mob than they are with actually providing a firm platform where feminists can write unabashedly.

      I find this telling and incredibly frustrating. This is why I’m glad I have this space. Nobody can control me. I can write whatever the fuck I want.

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