MK Fain responds to The Atlantic
December 9, 2020

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Writer and programmer M.K. Fain joins me to discuss a December 8th article in The Atlantic entitled, “The Secret Internet of TERFs.” Kaitlyn Tiffany, the author of the piece, interviewed Fain both over email and the phone. Since the piece was published, it has been heavily criticized for misrepresenting Fain’s position and making unsubstantiated claims. I reached out to Tiffany for a comment on this critique of her piece, and with an invitation to appear on my podcast for a respectful, open discussion about her article and the topics. I have not heard back, but the offer remains open.

The Atlantic Article The Secret Internet of Terfs

M.K. Fain and I conduct a thorough forensic examination of The Atlantic article. We go through it line by line, discussing each assertion as well as looking at Tiffany’s sources and following various links that she included in her piece.

We’re putting The Atlantic’s journalistic process under a microscope. We made every effort to provide a fair, honest and thorough assessment of each claim made in the article, and evaluate the sources that Tiffany relied on.

In the traditional journalistic world, a critical piece by a major outlet like The Atlantic would go unanswered by its targets. In the new media landscape, that target gets to have her say, in full, on a small platform like Plebity. With the threat and reality of big tech censorship, the role of small independent platforms like ours becomes more apparent.

“My specific opposition to the term “trans-exclusionary radical feminist” is that it’s simply inaccurate. Radical feminism is for females, no matter their identity. This means that our work advocates for the interests of all women and girls, including those who identify as trans.” – M.K. Fain

After the publication of The Atlantic article, Fain released her entire email correspondence with Tiffany, which we link to below.


The Atlantic article, “The Secret Internet of Terfs

M.K. Fain’s email correspondence with Kaitlyn Tiffany of The Atlantic

Grace Lavery’s tweets that we discussed in the video
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Transgender ideology and free speech – Stella O’Malley, Arty Morty

Transgender ideology and free speech – Stella O’Malley, Arty Morty


Transgender ideology and free speech - Stella O’Malley, Arty Morty

Panelists: Stella O’Malley, Arty Morty

Moderator: Sasha White

Description: Stella and Arty discuss the difficulties of speaking up and being heard on the topic of transgender ideology.

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Arty Morty is a commentator, writer and YouTuber who reports on gender ideology and its effects on children, women and the gay rights movement. Arty co-hosts an online show called The Mess We're In with Graham Linahan and Helen Staniland. He's known for his clarity and breaking down complex and contentious issues, and for his strong advocacy for gender non conforming individuals. He's written for Plebity,  Lesbian and Gay News and on his substack

Sasha White became a free speech advocate in 2020 after being fired for her personal comments on transgender ideology. She has written for Spiked online, Tablet Magazine, and 4W. She co-founded the Plebity Free Speech Fund and hosts interviews on the Plebity Youtube channel.

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Race, Identity politics, and the Traditional Left with Norman Finkelstein and Sabrina Salvati

Race, Identity politics, and the Traditional Left with Norman Finkelstein and Sabrina Salvati


Race, Identity politics, and the Traditional Left with Norman Finkelstein and Sabrina Salvati

Panelists: Sabrina Salvati, Norman Finkelstein

Moderator: Jyotishman Mudiar

Description: Recently on her podcast, Sabrina reacted to comments Norman made, which in her view minimized the relative differences in the lives and experiences of blacks and whites in the United States today. In that podcast, Sabrina expressed strong disagreement and mentioned an interest in talking directly with Norman about these issues. Today we bring them together as part of Plebity’s Conference.

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Sabrina Salvati is the host of Sabby Sab's podcast and the co-host of Revolutionary Blackout Network. She is an activist and former educator. Sabrina writes on her substack and provides leftist commentary and interviews on her youtube channel

Jyotishman Mudiar is a co-founder of the YouTube podcast India & Global Left (IGL).

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The woke left is to left as ersatz coffee is to coffee

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One of the hallmarks of today’s woke left is to conflate speech with violence. Fearful of the ‘harm’ that might be experienced from hearing certain words, the woke left has become widely confused about the issue of free speech in general and between speech and literal, physical violence.

In New Zealand this week, Posie Parker was assaulted as she tried to speak–a mob surrounded her and forced her off the stage and ultimately out of the country. The group that prevented her from speaking has taken to social media to declare a great victory.