What’s Current: Meghan Murphy suspended from Twitter after referring to male as ‘he’

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • Meghan Murphy, founder of Feminist Current, has been permanently suspended from Twitter for “violating rules against hateful conduct,” referencing a tweet in which Murphy refers to a male as “him.” Online, people are tweeting in support under #FreeMeghan, #IStandWithMeghanMurphy, and #MeghanMurphy. Sign the petition to have her reinstated at Change.org.
  • Thousands of people demonstrated around the world on Sunday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Police intervened with tear gas at a rally in Istanbul.
  • A global investigation on breast implants reveals serious safety concerns, including issues with ways implants are approved for clinical use, and ffailures to track the long term effects of the surgery.
  • A new report shows that, worldwide, about 137 women are murdered every day by men who they know. Fifty eight per cent of women killed in 2017 were killed by partners or family members.  
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Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.

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  • Bev Jo

    This censorship is so upsetting and so unfair. Clearly, Meghan telling the truth and not genuflecting to the trans cult enrages them. This is part of a recently increased systematic assault on Radical Feminists and all women who say the truth.

    Another huge loss for women to protest about is that Gallus Mag’s blog GenderTrender on WordPress has been banned, with her 8 years of archives now hidden or erased. She was the main source many of us went to for detailed information about how men who claim to be women and Lesbians are harming us, including listing some of assaults and murders. I keep hoping that if enough protest, she can be given back her work, and for Meghan too.

  • lk

    Meghan, we support you and I hope your twitter account gets reinstated!! Social media is a great place for women’s voices to be heard and messages shared.

    Re: Breast implants

    In theory, we expect government and health agencies to be fully honest with people about the risks of medical procedures like surgery. But we all know that money is power and of course plastic surgeons and companies want to make as much money as they can..patient safety be damned.

    Generally speaking, the plastic surgery industry just gives me a weird feeling…the whole industry seems to be about encouraging (mostly women/girls) to take serious medical risks (not to mention the financial cost) for the sake of looking “pretty”

    Two recent news stories I read about that have gotten me thinking a lot about the extent to which women go to alter their healthy bodies.

    1. A women in Dallas recently died after having a nose job in Mexico
    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Realtor-in-Hospice-Care-After-Botched-Mexican-Procedure-500812582.html

    2. TI’s daughter reverses eye color surgery
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/t-s-daughter-risky-eye-color-change-surgery-experience-wasnt-best-213637060.html

    It just kind of leaves me speechless that women are literally risking their lives and their health to have different eye colors or bigger breasts. I’m particularly bothered by the way this stuff is being normalized…Ive seen a number of articles over the years that compare plastic surgery to putting on makeup..LOL,no. There is a significant difference between having a foreign object placed into your body, going under anesthesia and putting on lipstick.

    • Hanakai

      Every surgery carries with it risks. People die of even simple surgeries, of hemorrhoidectomies. Sometimes people do not wake from anesthesia, even when they should. Kanye West’s mother died from liposection complications. Joan Rivers died during facelift surgery.

      The patriarchy puts demands on women to meet certain impossible male standards of beauty, or be considered worthless. Women are supposed to risk their lives and health by going under the knife to come closer to meeting patriarchal standards. Men are not wholesale getting dangerous implants or cosmetic surgery because men are valued for just being.

      Porn is making this worse, as now women are even having surgeries to alter the appearance of their external genitalia.

  • Cangle

    I had a fright this morning when Feminist Current was no available. OMGoddess, at least your web is up. I see WoLF is trying to get Gender Identity Watch web content out of wordpress ban clutches. We need a free speech platform for women and allies.

    • Meghan Murphy

      Sorry about that! Just an issue with the server, not to worry!

    • lk

      “I had a fright this morning when Feminist Current was no available.”

      Me too!! I was like hitting refresh like crazy…lol!

  • Jen Miller

    Twitter has shown itself again to be morally void and repulsive. Protecting the “feelings” of alleged pedophiles over women’s ordinary, sensible voices? This ought to be causing outrage.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Fair enough, but it’s kinda my job…

  • Meghan Murphy

    <3

  • Meghan Murphy

    I’m not a wealthy man tho

  • Midori

    I was so angry to hear that your twitter has been suspended, Meghan, but I got really frightened when I couldn’t open FC all day yesterday. Glad the site is back up!

    Keep fighting! I’m on your side! <333

    • Meghan Murphy

      <3

  • borntoryde79

    Sent my donation. Keep up the good fight.

    • Meghan Murphy

      Thank you!

  • Meghan Murphy

    I’m also a public person. A pundit. I rely on Twitter to share my work, to connect with people, and engage in debate/the public conversation. You are underestimating the importance of social media for writers, journalists, activists, and in general, democracy. Twitter is the modern public square, like it or not.

  • lk

    “Signed and donated!”

    Me too!! I hope FC gets lots and lots of donations as a result of this additional attention.

    Since discovering FC about 2 years ago, it has been one of my favorite websites to read….so much of the internet is filled with virulent sexism and racism. As a black female, this site has been soo amazing for me.

    If Meghan doesnt get reinstated in twitter, well f*ck them..FC will continue to thrive regardless 🙂

  • wasnamesareirrelevant

    That whooshing sound you heard was the entire point escaping over your head.

  • Meghan Murphy

    It is almost only the right wing media that has covered this. What would you prefer we link to? Also, at this point, frankly I don’t care. It’s coverage that includes facts. All the left is doing is ignoring, silencing, and lying.

  • Fat Slice

    As a woman over 60 who marched in ERA marches in the 70’s I would have to say that I have become a conservative because I find that far more people in the conservative camp fight for the rights and beliefs we sought as feminists back then. What I see being expressed as feminism today has little in common with the feminism of the 70’s. Most of the voices I hear via the media, and read from academia, in the women’s movement today are supporting an ideology of “women as victims.” It honestly gives me pause about what the future is going to be like for young women. Anytime there is suppression of ideas regardless of how unpopular, demeaning, insulting, or inflammatory they may be – or of how validating or affirming they may be – everyone loses. The free exchange of ideas and honest intellectual discourse is the foundation of a free society. When you vote in favor of censoring speech or thought you have laid the foundation of fascism and everyone needs to always be aware of their own desires to censor the voices of another because it will reveal the inner fascist in all of us.

    • Serai 1

      You’re joking, right? You have to be joking. Conservatives fighting for women’s rights? The victimization of women throughout history having no place in feminism? What “feminism” did you espouse in the 70’s, anyway? Because all the feminist books and leaders and marches I knew of very much acknowledged the victimization of women. THAT’S WHAT THE FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS IS ALL ABOUT. Why would we need to fight against our oppression if we weren’t being FUCKING OPPRESSED??? If you want to “fight” for the “right” to be enslaved by your reproductive system and used by men to further their goals, have at it. But that’s not any kind of feminism I know of. That sounds more like taking the name of feminism and slapping it on whatever you want like a bumper sticker. Sorry, that ain’t gonna fly with me, or anyone else who wants women to be EQUAL citizens of this world.

    • Hanakai

      Yes, it does seem that the millennials have regressed on women’s rights. Who would have thought that a generation of women would defend pornography, allow men to use them as porn objects, embrace BDSM and anal penetration despite pain and medical contraindications, lobby for legalized prostitution and agree that men could become women? Who would have thought young women would march in the streets in their underwear and refer to their sisters as sluts and bitches? It boggles the mind. As does the generational groupthink, and the unwillingness to engage in rational discourse. Any opposing thought is decried as transphobic or TERFy or triggering and all discussion shut down. It seems that the younger generations do not value freedom of thought or action, perhaps this is what happens when the young have fearful helicopter parents, or when their bodies and minds are polluted with toxic chemicals.

  • Meghan Murphy

    I am well aware of who has contacted me for interviews and who have reported on what’s happened. I’ve been posting almost every single link to reports/interviews on my fb page, thanks.

    • Serai 1

      Looks like you’ve got a troll here.

  • Innocence

    Commented on this article yesterday. All of the comments were in support of Meghan, mostly from women using real names/facebook accounts, angry about the silencing of women and the article’s misrepresentation of lesbians. The comments section was deleted. It was only about 7 or 8 comments but they were good.

    https://www.straight.com/life/1171981/lgbt-activists-and-organizations-concerned-about-vancouver-public-library-event

    • Meghan Murphy

      What a joke that article was. Do they actually believe they are ‘journalists’?

  • Serai 1

    Holy shit, I didn’t know about any of those cases. Seems you’re right, the media has buried them. But you know what? I’ll bet dollars to donuts that if those victims had been WHITE women, we’d be hearing shrieks from one side of the country to the other. It’s a double whammy of hate and misogyny for women of color. Fucking HELL.

  • Serai 1

    I’ve never been a part of any of those platforms, and especially not the Pit Of Vipers. Everything that’s been coming out lately about the heinous dealings of Zuckerberg and his minions has made me feel quite vindicated, as I never could believe anyone could be dumb enough to expose themselves on those platforms the way they do.

  • Hanakai

    I hear you. I do not get it either, but then I am an an intelligent and rational unit focused in reality, including the reality that humans are dimorphic and sex cannot be changed.

    It is annoying to see the liberal mainstream media buying into trans ideology and participating in the repressive tolerance of trans fascism. I did notice that a number of commenter’s on “Parker Molloy’s” piece in the NYT described his depravity, and that the piece was then removed from the front page opinion area. I think Meghan or someone should submit a rebuttal piece that totally details this sicko and that rebuts trans ideology.

    Nothing has changed my observation that most male transsexuals are mentally ill and/or criminally-oriented, and presumably in the longer run, that will become clear generally. On the other hand, something like 1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental illness and the sick may not be able to identify the sick. Also, the majority of people do not think transsexuality is cool or normal, no parent wants their child to grow up to mutilate the body.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Wowwww