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Annals of the modern witch trials: Another woman writer cancelled: Carolyn Gage

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ItalianHat Tue 06-Oct-20 16:46:22

Not a household name in the UK, but it came up on my FB feed. A regional production of her play Joan of Arc the Second, has been cancelled - without contacting the playwright, and also depriving a woman of colour from playing a major role. It's a one-woman show.

For alleged transphobia. But the announcement gives no details. The writer of this article has done a bit of digging and thinking.

Playwright Cancelled for Gender Critical Views

The whole thing is outrageous. It seems that talking about women's bodies and lesbianism - which does not include men - is now by definition 'transphobic.'

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NiceGerbil Tue 06-Oct-20 19:09:02

Wow fuck.

Thanks for posting.

NiceGerbil Tue 06-Oct-20 19:09:40

The fact that they refuse to even say what it was they had seen that made them make this decision is just incredible.

Ereshkigalangcleg Tue 06-Oct-20 19:13:21

There's another thread on FWR which gives the probable reason she was cancelled.

Ereshkigalangcleg Tue 06-Oct-20 19:14:19

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/4043540-Joan-of-Arc-gets-cancelled-in-Virginia

ItalianHat Tue 06-Oct-20 19:51:09

Oh apols - I hadn't seen that thread - I did look to see if anyone else had posted this, honest guv! Thanks for the link.

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