Updaterer : Farah Farouque has written a piece for today’s Age: Anti-porn activist threatens to sue blogger over religion claims (January 17, 2012). “[T]he debate it [the Internets spat] unleashed has earned the Twitter hashtag #MTRsues – which also displeases Tankard Reist.”
Huh. This is interestink. Blogger Jennifer Wilson writes:
Just got home to find a letter from the lawyers of Melinda Tankard Reist demanding I withdraw all my posts about her or very bad things will ensue.
We’ll see I guess. In the meantime, a few days ago Reist was the subject of an extensive profile in the Sydney Morning Herald. “For Tankard Reist’s part, she says she’s not interested in labels – she just wants people to engage with the substance of what she has to say. “Call me whatever the hell you want, I don’t care,” she says. “I believe my work is pro-woman, pro-girl. Just let me get on with it.”” According to Jennifer: “She’s going to have to sue a few more blogs than just mine, because I’m not the only one who’s written that she’s a Baptist, and attends Belconnen Baptist Church. It’s well in the public domain.”
*And oh yeah. It seems Jennifer left a comment on Rachel Hills’ blogpost regarding her SMH profile on Tankard Reist. It doesn’t appear to have been published (yet) but Jennifer reproduces it on her own blog here. I could be wrogn, but it would seem that it’s this comment and Jennifer’s subsequent elaboration upon it (rooting Melinda’s opposition to pornography in her Baptism) that can has angered Reist and her team of law-talking guys.
See also : #MTRsues Part Deux (January 17, 2012).