The internal troubles at The Guardian took an interesting turn this week when Suzanne Moore, the feminist writer, published the names of every signatory of a letter sent to Katharine Viner, editor of the Guardian, calling out Moore for writing supposedly ‘transphobic content’.

Moore recently wrote an article, headlined Women must have the right to organise. We will not be silenced. The article brought up the case of Selina Todd, a professor of modern history who was deplatformed for speaking at a meeting of Woman’s Place UK, a lobby group that critics have said is a ‘trans-exclusionist hate group’.

Moore used the case as a launching pad to talk about the need to speak up for women’s rights, and argued that women’s voices were being silenced. She went on to say that sex is biologically determined, that it’s not a spectrum, that it’s not just a feeling, and that “female oppression is innately connected to our ability to reproduce”. All of this is pretty solid from a scientific point of view.

She said that she had received death and rape threats again her and her children for being “deemed transphobic by an invisible committee on social media”.

So far it’s a pretty standard story from the current Cold War between liberals, or at least between feminists who think being a woman requires a bit more than just feeling that you’re a woman, and transgender activists over whose rights should take precedence and the extent to which transgender women are an oppressed group or a drag act. Where it got interested was that Moore’s article moved 338 of the ultra-liberal staff of The Guardian to speak out against her. The situation does offer some interesting insights into the political views of the average member of staff of The Guardian, given that they have previously published some rather questionable articles, not least a piece on paedophiles that asked how much harm it actually causes to children, without anything like this level of internal pushback.

She published her article on Monday the 2nd of this month, and by Friday the 6th hundreds of Guardian staff had signed a letter criticising the ‘transphobic content’ of the paper and saying that “the pattern of publishing transphobic content has interfered with our work and cemented our reputation as a publication hostile to trans rights and trans employees“. It didn’t name Moore particularly, but it was organised in response to her article, and it appears to have been widely understood that it was designed as an attack on Moore.

The letter was leaked to Buzzfeed and Pink News on the condition that the names that signed it weren’t made public. And those publications agreed to that stipulations, presumably because they thought allowing hundreds of people to publicly attack a college, whilst giving the bullies but not the victim the cover of anonymity, was an absolutely fair thing to do because Moore is clearly a person who suffers from wrong think.

So, hundreds of people take a shot at Moore because they don’t like what she’s saying. They then leak the letter to media outlets they think are on side, make it clear to them that the letter was organised as an attack against Moore, so that those outlets will report it that way and then public will become aware that Moore is now persona non grata in the eyes of all reasonable people – and they organise the attack in a way that makes sure their own names won’t get out when they do it.

Unfortunately for them, it turns out that Moore was also leaked the letter, complete with the names of every signatory, on the day it was put together, and she’s now spending the large amount of free time isolation has given her to individually name her critics on Twitter, with a particular notice to those who had an existing relationship with her.

It doesn’t seem  fair, at least not to me, that people could just anonymously attack someone like that, by using the media as a weapon, and so below is the full letter, as published by Suzanne Moore, along with the name of every signatory.

As employees across the Guardian, we are deeply distressed by the resignation of another trans colleague in the UK, the third in less than a year.
We feel it is critical that the Guardian do more to become a safe and welcoming workplace for trans and non-binary people.
We are also disappointed in the Guardian’s repeated decision to publish anti-trans views. We are proud to work at a newspaper which supports human rights and gives voice to people underrepresented in the media. But the pattern of publishing transphobic content has interfered with our work and cemented our reputation as a publication hostile to trans rights and trans employees.
We strongly support trans equality and want to see the Guardian live up to its values and do the same.
We look forward to working with Guardian leadership to address these pressing concerns, and request a response by 11 March.
Below is a list of 338 of Guardian employees globally who signed this letter at the time of writing.
Thank you,

Sam Levin, Los Angeles correspondent
Francisco Navas
Anna Leach, Software Developer
Josh Lee, assistant commissioning editor at Guardian Labs
Harris Ahmed, Retention Marketing Manager
Lyndal Reed
Michael Pereira, Senior Editorial Administrator
Thalia Silver, Associate Client-Side Developer
Naaman Brown, Events Executive – Guardian Live
Tanya Anastasiadis Producer, Guardian Live
Kate Whalen, Senior Security Engineer
Lara Enoch, senior strategist at Guardian Labs
Alexis Williams
Julia Carrie Wong, senior technology reporter, Guardian US
Hannah Davies, TV desk
Lois Beckett, senior reporter, Guardian US
Ben Beaumont-Thomas, music editor
Sophie Davies, EA to CCO
Nicholas Pritchard, deputy picture editor
Leah Green, video producer
Niko Kommenda, Visual projects editor
Juweek Adolphe, Design & Visuals Editor
Joel Tennant, Marketing Manager
Chris Godfrey, G2
Erum Salam
E Ochagavia, multimedia producer
Joshua Lieberman, engineer
Tom Bartlett, Customer Optimisation
Eleni Stefanou, Social Platforms Editor
Emily Cowan, Marketing Manager, BRR
Fares Basmadji, Developer
Emily gleeson, marketing executive
Maeve Shearlaw, multimedia journalist
Niamh McIntyre, Data Journalist
Danielle Stephens
Tom Stevens, Social team
Paul Lamey, User Experience Manager
Vicky Rayson, Event Executive
Ben Wuersching
Charlie Phillips, Head of video
David McCoy, Imaging manager
Matt Smith, event producer
Laura Snapes
Ben Hewitt, subeditor
Rebecca Sawyer, Group Account Director Guardian Labs
Nikhita Chulani, Editor for reactive video
Micha Frazer-Carroll, casual on opinion
Amanda Holpuch, national correspondent at Guardian US
Emily Mackay, Observer and Guardian subeditor and writer
Max Benwell, Audience Engagement Editor at Guardian US
Benjamin Lee, US arts editor
Caitlin Curran, US production editor
Ashley Chervinski, copy editor
Nina Lakhani
Kathryn Bromwich, acting deputy editor, The Guide
Paul Browne
Jehan Jillani, US Picture & Visuals Editor
Martin Hodgson, editor international desk
Ed Pilkington, chief reporter, Guardian US
Kari Paul, Technology Reporter
Elle Hunt, writer
Joan Greve, politics blogger
Poppy Noor, features writer, Guardian US
Mona Chalabi, Data Editor, Guardian US
Abené Clayton
Dominic Rushe, US business editor
Enjoli Liston, Deputy head of news, US
Andre Wheeler, west coast culture reporter
Mark Oliver, special projects editor
Katherine Purvis, journalist
Vivien Pailas
Rebecca Pizzey, Copywriter
Chris Cowley, Senior Marketing Manager, BRR
Adrian Horton, US arts writer
Sam Cutler, Senior Software Engineer
Mario Koran, west coast reporter
Ankita Rao, Editor
Helen Seamons menswear fashion editor
Jessica Reed
Peter Bevan
Eline Gordts, deputy west coast editor
Charlotte Andaloro Sr. Project Manager
Emily Holden, reporter DC
Rachel Sturm, Manager of Consumer Revenue
Vivian Ho, Guardian US west coast reporter
Rachael Duff, Senior Events Producer, Guardian Live
Sean Brown
Maanvi Singh
Adam Gabbatt writer
Jakub Frankowicz, Senior Customer Experience Executive
Paul Harris, Deputy Editor Guardian US
Matt Cantor, copy editor
Noa Yachot, US membership editor
Emily Potash Account Manager
Jamie Rubin, Sales
Bianca Molloy, Events producer, Guardian Live
Tamara El Essawy, CRM Marketing Manager
Jessica King, Service Comms Manager
David Wolf, long reads editor
Susie Lopezm Sr Account Manager
Kim Cortes, Associate Art Director The Guardian Labs US
Leigh-Anne Mathieson, software developer
Oliver Laughland
Patrick Lum, Production Co-ordinator
Luba Rozanova, Account Manager
Pamela Duncan, data journalist
Antonio Voce, Interactive Journalist
Diana M. Ramirez-Simon, copy editor, West coast
Vicky Simister, Finance Australia
Stephanie Convery, deputy culture editor, Guardian Australia
Steph Harmon, culture editor at Guardian Australia
Josh Taylor, Reporter
Josephine Tovey, Associate News Editor, Guardian Australia
Naaman Zhou, reporter Guardian Australia
Ben Smee, Queensland Correspondent
Michael McGowan, reporter Guardian Aus
Ben Butler, senior business reporter
Melissa Davey reporter
Lorena Allam, Indigenous affairs editor
Aoife Corbett, Senior UX Researcher
Alyx Gorman, Australia Lifestyle Editor
David Constable, senior production coordinator
Charlotte Simmonds, news editor, west coast
Susie Cagle, West Coast climate reporter
Helen Davidson, reporter Hong Kong
Amana Fontanella-Khan
Bridie Jabour, opinion editor, Guardian Australia
Dave Earley, Guardian Australia audience editor
Svetlana Stankovic, deputy opinion editor Guardian Australia
joe Koning, audio producer
Hannah Quinn, Ecommerce Executive (BRR)
Sinéad Shivani Longden, MI Reporting Executive
Shermaine Waugh, UX Researcher
Clare Horton, Society site editor
Daniel Cohen, casual editor
Ana Pradas, designer
Natalia Jezierski, Performance & Business Analyst
Lauren Pettifer Trade campaigns manager
Scott Chapman, PA
Barney Cox, BRR, Digital Marketing Manager B2B, Guardian Jobs
Florence Thompson, Commercial Strategy Partner
Neelam Tailor Social Producer
Katie Howe-Dalgleish Creative BRR
Tom Richards, Senior Developer – Digital
Ella Wilks-Harper, Social Producer
Alex Needham, arts editor
Josh Buckland, Associate Software Developer
Guy Dawson, Developer
Christina Shutti, Strategist
Francesca Gransden
Holly Shorten, Labs Strategist
Alice Hughes
Victoria Durant
Lucy Monie Hall, Software Developer
Ria Brown
Egle Trimonyte, Digital marketing executive
Pascal Honore, Software Engineer
Michael Roberts
Freelance writer
Heather Scott, Senior Trade Marketing Manager
Yohann Koshy, Opinion
Frank Hulley-Jones (Designer & Developer — Visuals)
Jess Lane, Senior Product Manager
John Stuttle, systems editor, London
Alexandra Tellman, QA Manager
Jorge Azevedo, Software Engineer
Martin Belam, Editorial
Gustavo Gava, Senior UX Designer – Digital
Yusuf Faraji, Associate Engineering Manager
Mahesh Makani, Software Developer – Digital
May Han, Senior customer optimisation manager
Melissa Denes, Weekend editor
Lilly Dell-Smith, Events Executive
Joe Stone, commissioning editor, Weekend
Kelly Walls, Guardian Foundation
Pas Paschali, arts subeditor
Roberto Tyley, Lead Developer
Susan Haire Editorial Administrator
Nosheen Iqbal, reporter
Sam Wolfson, commissioning ed Weekend
Isobel Pickles, Senior Data Analyst
Paul Simon, production editor culture
Anjali Khatri Campaign Marketing Manager
Jack Podmore, Data Scientist
Akash Askoolum, Software Engineer
Francesca Hammond, Software Developer
Laura Panait, Business Applications Analyst
Michael Barton, Senior Software Developer
Devina Nembhard Lead Analyst
Guy Parr, Analyst
Ricardo Costa, Developer in Comm Dev
Andrew Findlay, user support analyst
Shraddha Pande , Agile Scrum Master, Digital
IK, Software Developer
Simon Adcock, Software Developer
Aoife McLaughlin iOS Developer
Stephen Geller, Software Engineer (SETI)
Davinder Singh, Information Security Analyst
Ellie Bramley, assistant fashion editor
Oliver, Dotcom
Mike Taylor, Engineer, Data Tech
Harry Fischer, Design
Nathan Denty, User Support Analyst
Amina Adewusi, Software Engineer
Julia Dorsett, Senior Retention CRM Manager (BRR)
Paul Brown, Senior Engineering Manager
Tom Forbes, Software Developer
Matthew Holmes, journalist
Iona McKendrick, User Experience Designer
Alex Ware, Software Developer
Katy Vans, Production Editor Daily
Jessica Ballard, Senior Designer, Labs
Alice Lindsay, Picture Researcher
Deborah Castle, Picture Editor Labs
Lauren Emms, Associate Developer
Jordan Terry, Android Developer
John Duffell, Software Engineer
Max Spencer, senior software developer
Adam Fisher, Lead Developer
Nathaniel Bennett, Sofware Engineer
Jian Choi, UX designer
Priscilla Alcalde Melo, Senior User Experience Designer
Luke Box, Commercial Operation Coordinator
Portia Morris, Guardian Labs Picture Editor
Akemi Takagi (Designer)
Alex Hess, subeditor
Jon Soul, Engineering Manager
Chloe Livesey
Halima Ali, subeditor
Clare Longrigg, deputy editor, the long read
Tim Jonze, Associate Culture Editor
Simon Hattenstone writer
Radia Jarjis, Advertising Sales Coordinator
Kiya Henton, Sales Coordinator
Simon Hildrew, Lead Developer, Digital
Tom Duffett, Senior Applications Analyst
Bridgette Mohammed/ Programmer, Guardian Live
Bill Montgomery, Systems Editor, ESD
Tina Moynihan (Events Producer)
Mariana Pereira, Central Production manager
Elena Proskurova, designer
Jarome Gordon, IT department
George Haberis, Digital Development
Jean Lauliac, Software Developer
Jesse Wilkins, optimisation manager
Katie Nicholson, Senior Account Manager, Guardian Labs
Alex Hern, UK Technology Editor
Katie Lamborn, Video News Editor
Eva Wiseman, Commissioning Editor, Observer Magazine
Mateusz Karpow, Systems Editor
Matthew Robb, User Researcher
Gwilym Mumford, editor, The Guide
Aisha Riaz, Assistant Production Editor
Kirstine Jensen, Guardian Foundation
Andrew Turner, Customer Optimisation
Luke Harding, Senior international correspondent
Sarah West, Senior Research Manager
Meghan McCarthy, Senior Research Manager
Hannah Moore, producer on ‘Today In Focus’
Rachel Humphreys, Co- Presenter and Producer for Today in Focus
Jessie McDonald, global dev + foundations subeditor
Beatrice McHugh, Multimedia Producer
Emma Jones, Project and Admin officer
Grace Shutti, community multimedia journalist
Vijay Vadgama, Application Support Analyst
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Will Dean, Guardian Weekly editor
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Rubaiya Upoma
Adam Surch, Senior Applicaitons Analyst
Ammar Kalia, Assistant TV Editor
Nadia Nazim, Learning and Development Manager
Tash Reith-Banks, Guardian Foundations production editor
Shanida Scotland
Pete Guest, Observer graphics editor
Tim Bates
Elizabeth Cassin, Audio Producer
Coco Khan, columnist
Chris Watson, graphics desk
Caroline Bannock Editor, Guardian Community
Shannon Lara, Customer Experience Executive
Jonathon Herbert, Developer
Ginny Hooker, events programmer
Alex Dufournet, Senior Software Engineer
Summer Sewell
Sian Cain, books desk
Emily Sills, BRR
Richard Sprenger video producer
Senior Contracts Manager
Ramon Philippe, International Account Manager
Suzie Worroll, administrator
George Huitson
Philip McMahon, Senior Software Developer
Suzy Hall, Administrator
Craille Maguire Gillies, deputy production editor, Culture
Jake Virgo, Trading Analyst
Amy Hughes, Developer
Nina Trickey, Editorial Administrator
Ken Macfarlane, Video Tech
Monika Pick, Senior insight manager
Maya Wolfe-Robinson, reporter
Jess Gormley, Executive Producer, Multimedia
Yusuf Parkar, Multimedia Technology
Courtney Yusuf, Today In Focus
Nicola Slawson, casual on news
Mythili Rao
Peter Harte, Head of Production
[email protected] Sales Enablement Manager
Amy Dhanoa
Larry Ryan
Alastair Gee
Alex Olorenshaw, editor on international desk
Joanna Walters, News editor/reporter, Guardian US
Tom McCarthy reporter
Lauren Gambino, senior political correspondent
Tim Hill
Vicky Cobbett, IT Services Support Manager
Dave Allison, Multimedia Systems Developer
Aamna Mohdin, reporter
Jessica Glenza, health reporter
Alan Evans, commissioning editor for science, environment and global health
Amy Walker
Sam Levine, reporter
Kenya Evelyn, reporter
Ellie Broughton (production assistant, Guardian Labs)
Maxine Marshall, commissioning editor, Guardian Labs
Lauren Illingworth, Guardian Labs
Gemma Parmar
Jeanette Walker (Group Account Director)
Kirsty McCusker-Delicado, Head of Masterclasses
Rupert Neate, wealth correspondent
Tom hudspith, GPM Commercial
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Kathleen Caulderwood, Video Producer
Dani Anguiano, copy editor
Rusha Haljuci, copy editor
Owen Jones, columnist