That, for those who can't view the image, is a screen cap of Bernard-Henri Lévy's pro-Polanski petition, from which Emma Thompson's name has been removed. JOYBLUB!!!
Thank you, Ms. Thompson. You have long been a hero to many women's rights champions, myself included, for your inspiring activism against sex trafficking, racism, and sizism, among other causes, and your support of Polanski was heartbreaking. Your reversal is an affirming and motivating victory for demoralized anti-rape advocates, and I both applaud and am personally grateful for your openness, your willingness to listen and to revisit your position.
And Caitlin, for about the thousandth time: You rock.
Thanks also to Shaker HazelStone who worked with Caitlin and me to prepare a press release in order to honor Ms. Thompson's decision to remove her name from the petition.
UPDATE: And thanks to the Jezebels for their mad pestering skillz!
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