Tell Daily Kos To Stop Libeling Radical Feminists

8 Feb

Tell Daily Kos To Stop Libeling Lierre Keith

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/08/1276144/–Lierre-Keith-DGR-feminist-and-transgender-exterminist-slated-as-a-PIELC-keynote-speaker

Being gender critical is not being a “transgender exterminist.” 

Click on the “help” link at the top right of the page and tell Markos to stop letting his members libel feminists. 

Also, this:

Thank you all so much for your support of Lierre Keith, feminism, and free speech! Those mobilizing to blacklist Lierre are pushing back strongly, and we want to make sure that the University of Oregon gets the message loud and clear: LET HER SPEAK!

We’re at over 700 signatures, and we want to keep up the momentum. The more signatures we can gather, the more powerfully we can speak the truth: there is a vast community of support behind this woman, and we will not be intimidated.

Our opposition is resorting to smears, misquotes, and misinformation in their campaign to tarnish Lierre’s reputation and bully the University of Oregon into cancelling her talk (as you can read about on their petition here: https://www.change.org/petitions/university-of-oregon-cancel-lierre-keith?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_message_notice). We can’t let them win!

Please share this petition via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, post it to your websites, email your friends, and help us get to 1,000 signatures. This is a rare case when petitions can make a difference – take the time now to share this widely!

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6 Responses to “Tell Daily Kos To Stop Libeling Radical Feminists”

  1. Miep 2014/02/08 at 9:48 pm #

    Legally speaking, calling someone a transgender exterminist may not be libel, speaking as it does to the presumption of intent. But it’s damned close to “transgender exterminator,” which would clearly be libel.

    In any case, it’s dishonest as all hell.

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  2. Miep 2014/02/08 at 10:23 pm #

    Oh, this is what I was looking for. From Wikipedia.

    Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, or traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism.
    Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and have been made to someone other than the person defamed.[1] Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel.[2]

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  3. Miep 2014/02/08 at 10:32 pm #

    Good to see people commenting over there, and setting the record straight. They all joined to comment on the post, and one is now allowed to comment immediately upon posting. You can, too! (not me, I got banned for tussling with war apologists).

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  4. Miep 2014/02/08 at 11:53 pm #

    Neeta, the day Markos gifts you ownership of that blog is the day I’ll start considering the possibility of it being community moderated.

    Here are my votes for Person In Charge, in no particular order. I would argue that this order should be changed every moon in order to work well.

    1. You
    2. Wee Mama
    3. rebel ga
    4.One pissed off liberal
    5. Fish out of water
    6. veritas curate
    7. Cherry the Tart
    8. Pluto
    9. Edger
    10. MaryScott
    11. blueness
    12. ridemybike
    13. commonmass
    14. Miep
    15. dbug
    16. Allison In Seattle
    17. Cassiodorus
    18.
    19.
    20.

    Fill In the Blanks.

    Also sorry if I left anyone out. Hugs.

    Miep

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  5. BroadBlogs 2014/02/10 at 10:53 am #

    Hey Miep, do you have a blog post where you discuss what’s been going on here? I’m lost.

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    • Miep 2014/02/10 at 12:47 pm #

      If you read the comments at the link post, especially Xavier’s, they explain it far better than I ever could.

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