Despite a month long intimidation and smear campaign by anti-feminists, MRA’s, and horizontally hostile idiots with nothing better to do, Lierre Keith safely gave an amazing keynote speech last Thursday evening. Thank you to the PIELC co-directors for holding up under incredible pressure to cave. Thank you to everyone who wrote letters, made phone calls, attended in support, signed or spread the petition, or made any other effort to ensure that she was able to speak. This is one instance we can point to where despite incredible effort on the part of those who want to silence criticism of gender – they lost. It’s been a hard month, but resistance to blacklisting IS possible.