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Petitioning Melinda Tankard Reist

By johnboy - 19 January 2012 23

No Place For Sheep blogger Jennifer Wilson has directed our attention to an online petition asking Canberra social activist Melinda Tankard Reist to stop suing her.

We call on Melinda Tankard Reist to stop her current legal action against No Place for Sheep blogger, Dr Jennifer Wilson. As a public figure, we feel it is important for Melinda Tankard Reist to be completely upfront about her religious background and connections, so that people can fully understand how she has come to her publicly stated conclusions.

We feel that Melinda Tankard Reist, in having her lawyers threaten defamation proceedings against Jennifer Wilson, demanding an apology and withdrawing material, as well as having Jennifer pay for Melinda’s legal expenses, is trying to stifle open and frank debate on the internet, as well as Jennifer Wilson’s right to free speech.

If Melinda Tankard Reist truly has the courage of her convictions and her faith, she would engage in meaningful debate with Jennifer Wilson, rather than attempting to silence her through legal actions, which are completely disproportionate to any offence Jennifer Wilson may have caused.

You can read Jennifer’s original blog here:
http://noplaceforsheep.com/2012/01/10/the-questions-rachel-hills-didnt-ask-melinda-tankard-reist/
Read the Sydney Morning Herald’s coverage: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/all-of-a-twitter-as-legal-threat-to-blogger-adds-spice-to-the-public-battle-20120117-1q4r5.html
Read an opinion piece from the Herald Sun supporting Jennifer Wilson: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/unholy-row-for-feminism-high-ground/story-e6frfhqf-1226246796771

Just letting you know.

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HenryBG 1:36 pm 24 Jan 12

Waiting For Godot said :

What MTR thinks about pornography and feminism is irrelevant. It is her attempts to muzzle her critics which is truly disturbing. The Net is the place for the robust, no-holds discussions which used to take place in the pub and over the back fence. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Many fringe groups try to use this tactic in order to stifle any dissent.
Think Scientology.
And then there’s a fringe of the homosexual lobby which has developed a well-oiled machine for suppressing opposition by attacking your advertisers, eg,
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/oversensitivity-can-only-compromise-debate/story-e6frg6zo-1226000416817

astrojax 11:21 am 24 Jan 12

Gantz said :

Why is it that in every photo I have seen published of this woman, her head is tilted?

Check it out

to the right?

Waiting For Godot 4:59 pm 23 Jan 12

MTR brought all this on herself by threatening legal action against a critic. That’s what set everybody off and resulted in all the abuse. If there is anything the online generation hate it is anybody threatening their freedom of online speech with fuddy duddy, old fashioned lawsuits.

What MTR thinks about pornography and feminism is irrelevant. It is her attempts to muzzle her critics which is truly disturbing. The Net is the place for the robust, no-holds discussions which used to take place in the pub and over the back fence. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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