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Critical Reflections on Gender Politics from a FeministLens w/Meghan Murphy

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Woodward Building (WOOD ICR 6) @ UBC

2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

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The UBC Students For Freedom of Expression are hosting a talk and discussion titled "Critical Reflections on Gender Politics w/ Meghan Murphy on March 27th at 6:30pm.

Feminist writer, blogger and journalist Meghan Murphy discusses her criticisms and controversies within the gender politics movement. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including CBC News, Al Jazeera, New Statesman, Vice magazine, The Globe and Mail, National Post, National Observer, XOJane, The Walrus, and the German feminist magazine EMMA.

Recently, Murphy has been at the centre of controversy, being banned on twitter for breaking "ideologically influenced rules" according to Journalist Tim Pool following the misgendering of a trans-individual. She has launched this lawsuit against Twitter which has been described as "the latest test of whether and how Twitter is obliged to uphold free speech, and what duties governments might have to impose that value on corporate social media."

The talk will relate the struggles online between feminist group and the challenges social media faces with free speech regarding politics. Also to be discussed are the results of the MeToo movement, interdisciplinary gender studies and the effects of rape culture.

Learn more about her lawsuit against twitter here:

https://nationalpost.com/news/yeeeah-its-him-vancouver-writer-sues-twitter-over-its-rule-against-misgendering


There will be a lecture followed by a "Change My Mind" allowing anyone who wishes to disagree licence to interact directly with Ms. Murphy's ideas.


The Students for Freedom of Expression neither endorse nor condemn Ms. Murphy's views. We are simply hosting her to arouse debate between students and her Ideas.



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