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Bad Moon Rising, part 2: Sex-positive feminism or sexual misconduct and manipulation?

Bad Moon Rising, part 2: Sex-positive feminism or sexual misconduct and manipulation?

In the wake of Eric Francis’ removal from the pages of Chronogram magazine and the airwaves at Radio Kingston, the veteran astrologer and investigative reporter claimed that his “deplatforming” was “political payback” for writing skeptically about the #metoo movement. In fact, a group of women did come together following publication of the piece, and their allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior led to Francis’ dismissal from both. But allegations of Francis treatment of women were already circulating before the “Take a Step Back” was published.