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Fembots go feral on Screw-up Spice

9 December 2019

5:00 AM

9 December 2019

5:00 AM

As her ABC documentary Silent No More attracts increasing heat, Tracey Spicer has reportedly retreated from public life.  

It’s impossible to take in this whole fiasco without feeling sick.  

Her ‘work’ saw her named NSW Woman of the Year in 2019 and win the Sydney Peace Prize.  

But now her credibility is shredded, reputation is torched, and she’s been rejected by her own – the left.  

Just like that she’s been demoted from Me Too hero to cast out zero.  

Last week a fierce piece in Australian Financial Review asked, ‘How dumb does Tracey Spicer think we are?’ 

During the filming of Silent No More, Spicer allowed a camera to film private messages on her computer sent from women who trusted her with their private stories of assault.  

Those women’s identities were revealed.  

The women spoke out publically, criticising her unethical behaviour.  


Spicer’s response was to go legal, threaten legal action, and now she’s retreated from public life. 

Her agent said in a statement, “She will not be doing any further interviews for the documentary series, to manager her major depressive disorder, brought on by vicarious trauma.” 

Fembots didn’t hold back. 

Many say it’s hypocritical for a journalist who has criticised Australia’s defamation laws, to issue legal threats.  

Isn’t it hard to convincingly argue the Australian Me Too movement isn’t all about Tracey Spicer when she’s the face and voice of a documentary on our national broadcaster, in a documentary funded by hard-working taxpayers? 

One domestic violence survivor and advocate posted on social media, “Things which happen when I have vicarious trauma: nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, numbness, loss of energy. Things which don’t happen? My computer magically turning itself on and showing private correspondence with survivors to a camera crew. But that’s just me.” 

She added, “She published a ‘femoir’ about herself and took her makeup off in a viral Ted talk. That, as far as I can tell, is her ‘contribution’ to feminism but there may be more (ambassador roles etc). She makes her $$ on the corporate speaking circuit, from what I gather.” 

And there we have it; the dollars generated by the business of feminism.  

Poor Me Spice has played the victim card, saying she’s suffered trauma from hearing 2000 stories from survivors.  

Remember, she did a call out for stories on social media? She literally asked women to come forward. 

Now this? 

If you are ill-equipped to provide specialised support, don’t ask for submissions. 

Once again we see women on the left seemingly using victimhood as a career move. 

This cautionary tale can now sit in the bin with White Ribbon, which proved to be more about boosting public profile, raising revenue, and securing plush salaries than genuinely caring for frontline victims.  

Sick of it? Me too.  

Illustration: YouTube/TEDx Brisbane.

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