Academia

What’s happening in British universities is terrifying.

So many of the links I add to the main Silencing page of this site are about students and lecturers and things happening on campuses that I decided they deserve a page of their own. While I was engaged in the rather tedious task of copying links across to this new page, I found myself wondering how, in spite of the thousands of words written in the articles linked to and with a large proportion by brilliant academics, the problems that I see happening in universities seem to be getting worse instead of better.

The youngsters who protest outside meetings where people – predominantly women – gather to talk about how the promotion of gender ideology affects us come across as brainwashed idiots parroting absurdities and claiming some things aren’t up for debate. Unlike some parents I know, if they were teenagers today, I would still want my brilliant children – who are now in their 30s and very successful having completed three degrees each – to go to college. But instead of waving them off, confident in the belief that they will thrive on the intellectual stimulation and hone their analytical skills and ability to think critically and sceptically without any more help from me, I would be watching them like a hawk ready to challenge every idiotic pronouncement they bring home.

Most horrifying is the treatment of some lecturers who are brave and principled enough to stand up against gender ideology get treated by both their colleagues and students. Read Are academics freely able to criticise the idea of ‘gender identity’ in UK Universities? if you can bear to.

Links covering everything academia-related around the world are added to this page.

 

UCSB investigates feminist grad student for saying men can’t become women The College Fix12.07.19

Universities Asked to Reconsider Their Alignment With Stonewall SCAN (Lancaster Students paper) 09.07.19

Are academics freely able to criticise the idea of ‘gender identity’ in UK Universities? Kathleen Stock 03.07.19

Journal editors quit in protest over ‘transphobic’ academic The Times 26.06.19

Stonewall is using its power to stifle trans debate, say top academics The Times 16.06.19

Imperial College professor issues ‘grovelling apology’ for promoting articles questioning transgender lobby Telegraph 31.05.19

Feminist academics in uproar over new union chief’s ‘Terf blocker’ as they complain of assault on free speechTelegraph 24.05.19

Students Condemn ‘Transphobic’ St Hilda’s Professor The Oxford Student 29.04.19

Camille Paglia and UArts fight back against the snowflakes The Sunday Times 21.04.19

Camille Paglia vs the trans-Taliban Julie Bindel 19.04.19

A College President Stands Up for Academic Freedom Claire Lehmann 16.04.19

Cambridge University withdraws fellowship of Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson who refuses to refer to trans people by their preferred pronouns Mail 20.03.19

Open University forced to cancel conference following threats from the transgender lobby Telegraph 20.03.19

Trans activists fail to block research suggesting gender dysphoria is ‘contagious’ Telegraph 19.03.19

Open Letter to the University of Illinois Nina Paley 28.02.19

Terror Tactics Triumph, Silence Freedom of Speech at Bristol University Conatus News 10.02.19

The gender wars, academic freedom and education Alice Sullivan & Judith Suissa 25.01.19

Trans lobby sent me death threats, claims professor The Times 06.12.18

Rosa Freedman: Professor’s door ‘covered in urine’ after gender law debate BBC 05.12.18

Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues Guardian 16.10.18

Full transcript: Women’s right to free speech in UK universities Raquel Rosario Sanchez 22.10.18

Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues Guardian 16.10.18

Trans Goldsmiths lecturer Natacha Kennedy behind smear campaign against academics Times 08.09.18

Terror Tactics Triumph, Silence Freedom of Speech at Bristol University Conatus News 10.02.19

What happened when I was banned from a free speech debate on campus Angelos Sofocleous 11.02.19

Snowflake students must learn how to argue The Times 20.10.17

Campuses are breaking apart into ‘safe spaces’ Frank Furedi 05.01.17

Ten arguments for – and against – ‘no-platforming’ Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London 01.03.16

 

Updated 18.07.19