We are a group of radical feminists campaigning on women’s issues from a leftist and anti-racist perspective.
Our previous article provoked considerable debate amongst feminist groups about alignment with the right and about Kellie-Jay Keen’s tactics, highlighting divisions over strategy and political approaches. This article reflects on KJK’s Australian and NZ tour and the resulting consequences for gender critical feminists in Australia. We argue that the fallout from the tour has been disastrous, and consequently, this is a conversation that we need to continue. This article is an attempt to continue that conversation from a radical feminist, anti-racist and left perspective.
First, although we disagree with KJK’s ideology and methods, we condemn the scenes of misogyny against the Let Women Speak (LWS) events in every location they were held, but which escalated significantly after the Melbourne event.