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Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know

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A brief note about Róisín Murphy

People.com: Róisín Murphy shares statement after transphobic Facebook comment: ‘I will now bow out of this conversation’ (2023, August 29)

The singer-songwriter has been in hot water after a Facebook post where she spouted transphobic talking points surfaced.

‘Please don’t call me a TERF [trans-exclusionary radical feminist], please don’t keep using that word against women. I beg you! But puberty blockers are f—ed, absolutely desolate, big pharma laughing all the way to the bank,’ Murphy commented on someone else’s post. ‘Little mixed-up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected, that’s just true.’

Although she wrote with conviction in that comment, her claims are verifiably false. The medical journal Pediatrics found suicidal ideation decreases with access to puberty blockers during adolescence and the Journal of the American Medical Association found ‘60% lower odds of depression’ and ‘73% lower odds of suicidality’ in adolescents who were taking puberty blockers.

Messman-Rucker, A. (2023, August 31). Singer Róisín Murphy apologizes to fans for transphobic Facebook comment. Out. https://www.out.com/celebs/roisin-murphy#rebelltitem1

Toronto Star: Róisín Murphy’s record label ceases promotion of her new record following transphobic social media comments, source says (2023, August 30)

r/RoisinMurphy: Róisín Murphy is not who we thought she was (2023, August 26)

Róisín Murphy goes for pop stardom — her way — in the highest-charting single from Overpowered (UK #28). “Let me know when you’re lonely babe,” Murphy sings over an interpolation of the classic post-disco groove, “Sure Shot.” A near-perfect pop song that sounds both effortless and irresistible. — Robert J. Ballantyne

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