“We are in a new era of witch burning, except that today, the fire is that of media and propaganda, with trans activists and their supporters suppressing any information that contradicts their goals and silencing their critics through oppressive tactics. Some of our contributors have been fired from teaching positions at universities; some have been blacklisted; others threatened with physical harm, rape, even death – all because they have questioned or challenged the idea that the cultural construct of gender should supplant biological sex. Others have been de-platformed as speakers at universities for expressing what should be a matter of common sense: that women, many of whom have been sexually assaulted by males, should have the right to shower, bathe, sleep, or organize free from the presence of males.”

Ruth Barrett,
What you need to know about gender politics’ war on women, the female sex and human rights

Links to external articles

Royal College of GPs forced into U-turn after cancelling gender-critical doctors’ conference The Telegraph 16.02.24

Brighton Sceptics and the Reece’s Pieces – The Quackometer Blog media 08.12.23

Libraries ‘shunning gender-critical authors’ The Times 30.10.23

Playing nice hasn’t worked Helen Joyce in  The Critic 30.10.23

Harry Potter panel axed from Comic Con to keep transgender fans ‘safe’ The Telegraph 26.09.23

Now it’s ordinary women like us who are being CANCELLED by the trans lobby! Mail 21.09.23

Trans activists try to cancel Richard Ayoade and Jonathan Ross for complimenting Graham Linehan’s new book – saying The IT Crowd star is now ‘in the bin’ Mail 14.09.23

Roisin Murphy lands biggest chart success of her entire career despite trans activists calling for her to be cancelled over ‘puberty blockers’ comment and label ‘refusing to promote new record’ Mail 11.09.23

The Trans Witch-Hunters that Want to Destroy Graham Linehan But are Cool With Frankie Boyle Joking About Raping and Killing Women Heather Brunskell-Evans in The Daily Sceptic 06.09.23

From Sinéad to Róisín, why blasphemous women get cancelled Spiked 04.09.23

Oxford dropped my book for challenging gender, says author The Times 02.09.23

The never-ending persecution of Róisín Murphy Jo Bartosch in Spiked 01.09.23

Has Róisín Murphy been cancelled already? Two of Moloko frontwoman’s gigs are axed in London as record label refuses to promote new album and hands proceeds to trans lobby amid row over her post about puberty blockers  media 30.08.23

‘Sinister and disturbing’: After it emerged gender-critical websites are being blocked on train wifi – our probe shows the scandal stretches far wider Mail 13.08.23

I left my job at The Guardian because I was no longer allowed to say what I wanted to say Evening Standard 08.08.23

Gender-critical books hidden by ‘tinpot censor’ Calderdale council librarians The Telegraph 31.07.23

Leading gender dysphoria expert says he has been censored Mail 15.07.23

Fears for free speech after journalists’ union refuses to defend gender-critical members The Telegraph 04.05.23

Why are trans activists trying to silence a ‘silencing women’ event Joan Smith 06.03.23

Anger as woke firm refuses to print stickers defining women as ‘adult human females’ due to staff’s trans rights backlash – after JK Rowling showed off creator’s anti-Sturgeon T-shirt The Mail 03.02.23

‘The trans movement is built on fear and intimidation’ Spiked 18.12.22

Guardian writer Hadley Freeman accuses it of censoring trans row The Times 03.11.22

‘I’ve gone from children’s author to truck driver – all because I stood up for JK Rowling’ Mail 28.09.22

Why I’m suing the council that tried to bully me into silence Julie Bindel in The Mail 27.06.22

Meet the activists on the ‘right side of history’ Stephen Knight in Spiked online 16.05.22

‘The trans lobby tried to cancel my book – they don’t want people asking questions’ The Times 14.05.22

Trans Activists Create Tool to Silence Feminists on Twitter Jo Bartosch 28.04.22

Gender event off after trans activists attack ‘extreme’ views The Times 26.03.22

Ceramic artist is CANCELLED over her ‘gender-critical’ views: Fury as potter, 60, is axed from Central Saint Martins arts college talk because her beliefs could ‘put show under threat’ Mail 02.03.22

NHS trust tells gender-critical boss not to apply for senior role The Times 25.02.22

We’re being forced to change our beliefs, says Christian GP fired over transgender views The Times 12.02.22

Nurses ‘sacked for speaking out about transgender patients on single-sex wards’ The Telegraph 10.02.22

Social worker Rachel Meade suspended over gender critical Facebook posts The Times 13.01.22

Misogynists and their handmaidens Julie Bindel in The Critic 13.12.21

Rosie Kay: I resigned from my own dance company after I was accused of transphobia The Times 09.12.21

Barristers rebel against ‘anti-trans’ speaker at LGBTQ event The Times 16.11.21

Bestselling author who accuses the trans lobby of trying to ‘supplant biology’ says she has been cancelled by the BBC and Waterstones Mail 28.08.21

Silence the whistleblower Raquel Rosario Sanchez in The Critic 20.08.21

Nursing union ‘hounded out’ worker over trans research The Times 24.06.21

Author who faced backlash from trans activists when she questioned hormone treatments for teens reveals dozens of doctors and teachers agree with her – but says they are too scared to speak out Mail 22.06.21

Apologies… Maya Forstater 31.03.21

“As a Survivor, as a Woman, as a Lesbian, and as an Activist against male violence against Women for over 30 years I have been silenced before, and there was no way this crowd was going to silence me now!” Sally Johnson 28.03.21

Stonewall ‘urged’ chambers to remove a lesbian barrister who criticised it Roll on Friday 12.03.21

I will do whatever it takes to make sure the new free speech laws are upheld Rachel Ara in The Telegraph 17.02.21

Why does Amnesty want to silence women like me? Spiked online 17.12.20

The Fawcett Society: shutting women up in the name of feminism Maya Forstater 29.11.20

The cowardice of an ‘anti-fascist’ video game company Nick Cohen in The Spectator 09.11.20

Shame on the Cambridge students hounding Kevin Price Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 27.10.20

The trans debate could cost this Cambridge porter his job James Kirkup in The Spectator 27.10.20

Twitter bans account for claim that ‘only women get cervical cancer’ The Post Millennial 21.10.20

Why won’t the BBC stand up for feminism? Julie Bindel 21.10.20

I was fired for my feminist beliefs Sasha White in Spiked 21.10.20

The hounding of a Scottish poet by trans activists Nick Cohen in The Spectator 05.10.20

The Spectator, the Co-op and cancel culture – a cautionary tale The Spectator 25.09.20

The Co-op needs to explain itself Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 05.09.20

Yet another feminist burned at the stake Julie Bindel 25.08.20

Trans rights activists are letting down people they represent Euan McColm in The Scotsman 16.08.20

Author attacks employer after being sacked over JK Rowling The Times 10.08.20

JK Rowling publisher asked Mermaids trans group to ‘censor’ legal article on free-speech ruling The Sunday Times 09.08.20

The children’s author CANCELLED by her publisher after backing J.K. Rowling: GILLIAN PHILIP tells how she was left to fear for her young readers in a world where daring to speak your mind can spell disaster Mail 09.09.20

The woke left is the new Ministry of Truth Janice Turner in The Times 11.07.20

Reddit Purges Wrongthink From Women’s Health Support Groups Andreia Nobre 08.07.20

IPSO Rules against ridiculous complaint about Julie Bindel article 07.07.20

Leading authors urge Booker Prize bosses to reinstate Baroness Nicholson after she was axed as vice-president amid transphobia row Mail 06.07.20

Best-selling children’s author Gillian Phillip is sacked – after adding hashtag ‘I stand with JK Rowling’ to her Twitter handle amid bitter row over transgender rights  Mail 05.07.20

Cancellation might feel good, but it’s not activism Suzanne Moore 03.07.20

An Expert and an Activist: My Journey To Gender Critical – Banned From Medium 02.07.20

Reddit Bans Feminist Sub r/GenderCritical M K Fain 29.06.20

‘Are activists targeting me?’ Tory peer Baroness Nicholson’s despair over Booker prize trans row The Sunday Times 28.06.20

Stonewall’s new boss Nancy Kelley let census expert be no-platformed The Times 23.05.20

The Disturbing Trend of Feminist Censorship on Medium M K Fain  07.05.20

The Knobjective Worldview Josephine Bartosch 14.04.20

It’s time to stop giving in to gender lobby bullies Janice Turner in The Times 05.03.20

I was cancelled for my tweets on transgenderism Vaishnavi Sundar Spiked Online 04.03.20

Social media used to silence the debate on women’s civil rights Julian Vigo 03.03.20

Echoes of 1970 as row breaks out at celebration of feminist conference Guardian 29.02.20

Are women’s libraries still a safe space for women? Spectator 29.02.20

Lola Olufemi called for supporters of Womans Place UK to be investigated and excluded from a Women’s Liberation event. This is my response. Bea Jaspert 29.02.20

Women’s Liberation at 50 – the talk that should have been Selena Todd 29.02.20

How I was de-platformed by Durham University Julie Bindel 31.01.20

Tavistock Centre accused of silencing debate after book removed from library Telegraph 18.01.20

Was this journalist sacked for saying ‘sex is binary’? James Kirkup 22.01.20.

Denver Post columnist accuses newspaper of firing him for insisting ‘there are only two sexes’ Washington Times 18.01.20

The New York Public Library opts to cancel un-PC feminists New York Post 15.01.20

Silence, Woman! The death of Female Voices in the Transgender Debate Penny Marvel 30.12.19

We ‘Gender-Critical’ Feminists Pay a Price for Speaking Out. But the Price of Silence is Higher Libby Emmons 29.12.19

Benji/gnc_centric: On being kicked off Twitter and Medium 4th Wave Now 27.12.19

Trans woman Debbie Hayton faces ban for transphobia Sunday Times 22.12.19

Triumph of the trans lobbyists Julie Bindel 19.12.19

Telling the truth about trans is not ‘hate speech’ Spiked online 19.11.19

Caroline Farrow denied entry to US probably due to transcult bullies Life Site News 19.11.19

Birth coach is ‘hounded out’ of industry charity Doula UK after transgender activists branded her Facebook message claiming only women can have babies ‘offensive’ Mail 02.11.19

Writers opposing free expression is a new low for Canadian ‘progressives’ Spectator USA 18.10.19

‘I’m not going to reconsider’: Toronto’s top librarian refuses to bar speaker critical of transgender rights CBC.Ca 18.10.19

Massey University cancels controversial Feminism 2020 event due to ‘health, safety and wellbeing’ concerns Jessica Long 16.10.19

Authors warn they’ll boycott Toronto Public Library over speaker accused of being anti-transgender The Star 16.10.19

Flora ends Mumsnet partnership over spread of feminist sentiment The Drum 11.10.19

The Disappeared: Interview with Alicia Hendley Graham Linehan 22.08.19

The Disappeared: Interview with Claire Graham Graham Linehan 19.08.19

I’m with the Banned: Twitter in the Time of Gender Fascism Roger Dubar 14.08.19

The Disappeared – Interview with Louise Moody on being banned from Twitter. Graham Linehan 12.08.19

Trans activists continue to pressure VPL to exclude feminists from booking rooms Feminist Current 31.07.19

UBC barred from Vancouver Pride Parade for hosting controversial speaker CBC 08.07.19

Response to Stonewall FOVAS 02.07.19

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

The purge of trans-sceptical academics Heather Brunskell-Evans 26.06.19

The Cow Jumped Over The Moon Alicia Hendley 22.06.19

Teenager, 17, suspended from school for insisting there are ‘only two genders’ reveals he spoke out in protest at ‘dangerous views being forced on pupils’ Mail 23.05.19

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

Statement on BBC Books and Transgenderism Gareth Roberts 04.06.19

How to be a Woman on Twitter Professor Alessandra Asteriti 04.06.19

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 speech Telegraph 24.05.19

Should feminists be no-platformed? Morning Star 15.05.19

Silencing Women Etti’s Daughter 11.05.19

Another Woman Banned While Threats of Violence Against Women Are Considered Fair Game Velvet Chronicle 08.05.19

Video: Night of the “Tolerant” Left! – Jenn Smith in Oak Bay 05.05.19

Twitter Suspends Woman for Reporting Trans Activist’s Stalking and Harassment Tyler O’Neil 04.05.19

At last, an MP brave enough to say: Twitter hates women James Kirkup 02.05.19

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

John Boyne writes off online critics with strong early sales The Sunday Times 21.04.19

The author John Boyne is wrong to pander to trans activists The Spectator 19.04.19

So a gay Irishman has written a novel about a trans girl. Outrageous by Deborah Ross in The Times 18.04.19

Trans activists demand boycott The Boy in Striped Pyjamas novelist Mail 17.04.19

Barry Humphries: Top comedy prize renamed after transgender row BBC Online 16.04.19

John Boyne deletes Twitter account after his article on trans issues led to hostile backlash Irish Times 16.04.19

Conference cancelled amid speakers’ fears over fallout with transgender lobby Telegraph 13.04.19

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

The Absurdity of the Claim That Women Make “Trans Women” Unsafe Women Are Human 13.03.19

Open Letter to the University of Illinois Nina Paley 28.02.19

BBC in ‘no platform’ row after ‘axing a guest from discussion on transgender athletes Mail 19.02.19

BBC ‘cut Nicola Williams from debate with Rachel McKinnon over trans row’ The Times 19.02.19

Removed speaker Angelos Sofocleous secretly rejoins free speech panel Epigram 13.02.19

Censored for trying to discuss censorship Spiked online 12.02.19

Twitter locks another account for ‘misgendering’ trans activist Lifesite News 11.03.19

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

This PC policing has got to stop Spiked online 06.02.19

Transwoman ordered to delete ‘hateful’ tweets about gender The Times 04.02.19

Students told not to ban speakers for ‘transphobia’ The Times 02.02.19

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

Principal backs transgender students over ‘hurtful’ stickers The Times 24.01.19

Twitter’s sexist hypocrisy can no longer be ignored Feminist Current 28.12.18

Fighting on Twitter? In the UK, You Could Be Arrested for That. Katie Herzog 20.12.18

Video: Will I Get BANNED For This Video? Benjamin A Boyce 20.12.18

The End of Traditional Civil Rights? Daniel A. Kaufman 11.12.18

Peter Tatchell dismisses feminists like me as “transphobes”. But he has his own skeleton in the closet. Julie Bindel 11.12.18

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

The Ministry of Trans Truth Heather Brunskell-Evans 05.12.18

Angelos Sofocleous: Free Speech, Political Correctness, and Academia Conatus News 05.12.18

The Tranish Inquisition clearly shows the Orwellian nature of our electronic Agora William Ray 03.12.18

Big Tech’s Threat To Freedom Of Expression Julian Vigo 28.11.18

Twitter’s Trans-Activist Decree Meghan Murphy 28.11.18

Academics closing down trans debate, claims Stuart Waiton The Times 27.11.18

WordPress employees sanitize GenderTrender statement, manually redacting name of one individual 4thWaveNow 27.11.18

Meghan Murphy, Twitter and the new trans misogyny Julie Bindel 26.11.18

How many trans people are murdered in the UK? Channel 4 Fact Check 23.11.18

Twitter bans misgendering and deadnaming in pro-trans move Prick News 23.11.18

WordPress shuts down several feminist blogs without warning Dabitch 21.11.18

Twitter wants me to shut up and the right wants me to join them; I don’t think I should have to do either Meghan Murphy 20.11.18

Compassion as cover: How transgender allies dodge debate Robert Jensen 19.11.18

Guidance: ‘Doxxed’ For ‘Transphobia’ Jan Williams 09.11.18

Jenni Murray pulls out of Oxford talk after students try to ‘no platform’ her over ‘transphobic’ comments Telegraph 07.11.18

Even Oxford University can’t save Jenni Murray from the transgender activist mob James Kirkup 07.11.18

Silencing Women in the Name of Trans Activism Julie Bindel 31.10.18

UK universities struggle to deal with ‘toxic’ trans rights row Guardian 30.10.18

Lecturer’s job fear after raising trans concerns The Times 30.10.18

Activists thwart work on gender law reforms The Times 28.10.18

Oxford professor says ‘academic freedom’ is under threat after he is accused of running transphobic Twitter account Telegraph 28.10.18

Labour members ‘punished’ over transgender Facebook debate The Times 24.10.18

Index withdraws from Truth to Power events Index on Censorship 24.10.18

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

Transgender rights? Great. But don’t tell women what makes a woman: they were born that way Ian McWhirter 21.10.18

Suicides should never be a political weapon Janice Turner in The Times 20.10.18

Trans Activists’ Campaign Against ‘TERFs’ has Become an Attack on Science Julian Vigo 18.10.18

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

Even our MPs are afraid of the transgender mob James Kirkup 15.10.18

Smears & Lies WPUK 14.10.18

Women’s groups claim ‘silencing’ on transgender concerns Observer 14.10.18

Women avoid transgender debate for fear of reaction, says Jo Brand Guardian 10.10.18

Father Ted writer Graham Linehan warned by police after ‘trolling’ transgender activist Sunday Times 07.10.18

Stonewall ‘backing transgender bullies’ Times 04.10.18

Twitter, Trans Rights, Totalitarianism and the Erasure of Sex Jane Clare Jones 26.09.18

Even thinking about trans people is wrong Hugo Rifkind in the Times 24.09.18

How I was hounded off campus for saying ‘women don’t have penises’ Angelos Sofocleous 20.09.18

Assistant editor of Durham Philosophy Journal fired for “transphobic” comments Palatinate 10.09.18

Trans Sceptics Should Welcome a War of Words Terri Murray Conatus News 14.09.18

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

Father Ted writer Graham Linehan says the trans activist Stephanie Hayden is dangerous troll Times 29.08.18

Transgender activists accused of attempting to shut down debate Telegraph 27.08.18

Resignation Statement — Humanist Students President-Elect  Angelos Sofocleous 24.08.18

When Bindels speak* Kathleen Stock 26.06.19

Assaults on Free Speech are led by the Left David Aaronovitch 14.06.18

Radical Feminism Banned From Radical Bookfair Jeni Harvey 05.06.18

Open Letter to Martha Lane Fox, Twitter Fair Play for Women 28.05.18

A Manifesto for Heresy Brendan O’Neill 10.05.18

The new McCarthyism Julie Bindel June 2018

Trans intolerance is out of control Fraser Myers 25.04.18

The Oldest Hate Crime: How Misogyny is Being Used to Strangle Women’s Debate on Sex and Gender  Nicola Williams 19.03.18

Women’s Concerns should not be minimised Jo Bartosch in the Morning Star 25.11.17

Snowflake students must learn how to argue The Times 20.10.17

Transgenderism and the Neo-Fascism of the Regressive Left Miranda Yardley July 2017

Transgender activist’s calls for violence are shocking Charlie Rae 19.06.17

The debate over Jenni Murray suggests we don’t see older women as “real women” Glosswitch 16.03.17

I’m not surprised that the BBC chastised Jenni Murray over her transgender comments – this is what institutional sexism looks like Sarah Ditum 07.03.17

Jenni Murray isn’t a bigot – she’s a victim of bigotry Brendan O’Neill 07.03.17

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

‘We need to be braver’ — women challenge ‘gender identity’ and the silencing of feminist discourse Meghan Murphy 27.09.16

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

The intolerant student Left has even turned on me – a lifelong civil rights campaigner Peter Tatchell 15.02.16

Germaine Greer. Pointing out the Bleeding Obvious. Jean Hatchett  26.10.15

Only the most noxious of speakers should be banned on campus Monica Richter 14.01.16

Demanding the feminist movement shut up about women is misogyny Meghan Murphy 12.10.16

Transgenderism: The Latest Anti-Feminist Wedge of the Left Caroline Norma 29.10.15

No platform: my exclusion proves this is an anti-feminist crusade Julie Bindel 9.10.15

Silencing Germaine Greer will let prejudice against trans people flourish Zoe Williams 25.10.15

Oppressive Silence Miranda Yardley 30.06.15

We cannot allow censorship and silencing of individuals Letter to The Observer signed by over 100 people 15.02.15

Kellie Maloney, Newsnight and the debate the transgender community refused to have Miranda Yardley 18.08.14

No-platforming and Newsnight Sarah Ditum 12.08.14

“No platform” was once reserved for violent fascists. Now it’s being used to silence debate Sarah Ditum 18.03.14

‘You Are Killing Me’: On Hate Speech and Feminist Silencing Jane Clare Jones 16.05.15

Let us be free to debate transgenderism without being accused of ‘hate speech’ 
Sheila Jeffreys 29.05.12

Who is silencing who? Banned by Trans blog

Lies of Trans activists

The National Theatre discriminated against a group of peaceful customers

I count a number of those customers as personal friends, which is why I very carefully considered all the evidence. I concluded that they were the innocent victims of discrimination by bigoted NT staff on Friday 05.07.19.

I’m not a lawyer and I have no faith in this country’s criminal or civil law or lawyers, so I am not suggesting they have any sort of legal case. That is for them to find out if they want to. But I am saying that the NT staff and one of their Chief Execs behaved unethically and that by publishing a highly misleading statement by that same Chief Exec, they were defamed on the Guardian newspaper website and by any other newspaper or website who published that statement. I won’t be linking to any press stories about what allegedly happened as I believe my own blog, in which I link to all the available evidence, is the most accurate representation of what happened.

A gay man and several lesbians walked into a bar…

Publishers stand by victim of trans activist haters

Michele Moore, Professor of Inclusive Education at Northumbria University and passionate defender of children against trans ideology, has been the victim of a massive hate campaign by trans activists, who have petitioned the publishers of Disability and Society – the journal she edits – asking for her dismissal.

I know many of us wrote to the publishers in support of Michele. Miranda Yardley’s letter can be read online here.

Yesterday, (24th June) the publishers issued this statement:

Having seen both the petition and online discussion circulating on Disability and Society, we are putting in place a full review of the Journal’s editorial policies and processes. This is to ensure such processes are positive, inclusive and transparent at all points of the publication process, providing the Journal’s Editorial Executive Board with a robust framework to work within. Such support will also be for the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Michele Moore, whom we will not be asking to step down.

See Michele speaking at Sheffield last year.

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

Trans bullies foiled at UArts

At last a university it sounds safe to let your kids go to (I mean ‘safe’ in the sense that there’s an outside chance they won’t get more stupid while they’re there). Unfortunately, it’s in Philadelphia in the US so out of reach for most. But maybe it’s a sign that times are changing and other universities will remember what they’re supposed to be and start standing up to the “trans-Taliban” as Julie Bindel calls them in her awesome piece linked to below.

Beware of Lesbians on Chairs!

On the evening of Thursday 21 March 2019, a company of four women went to what was billed as an ‘inclusive event’ for Accenture International Transgender Day of Visibility. The sight of these women –  believed to be lesbians – sitting quietly in the audience waiting for the event to start, was apparently very upsetting for panel members, who happened to include Susie Green of the atrocious Mermaids charity. Security staff tried to get them to leave and ended up calling police to physically remove them. It seems impossible to mock Accenture and City of London Police enough. Check out the Twitter thread and be very afraid of #Lesbiansonchairs.

Seven police officers sent to remove four women from ‘inclusive’ talk on transgender issues featuring CEO of Mermaids Telegraph 22.03.19

The bullies of Bristol University SU deplatform Angelos Sofocleous

Unashamedly in breach of guidelines recently produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Bristol University Students Union has told one of its affiliated societies that Durham University student Angelos Sofocleous should not be allowed to speak at an event scheduled for Wednesday 13 February 2019. Angelos is known for holding such highly controversial views as ‘women don’t have penises‘. It’s not clear why exactly Bristol SU feel the fragile snowflakes of Bristol University think his presence at the event will pose some kind of danger. This is what the university’s Free Speech Society, who issued the invitation, have to say:

And, just for reference, this is what the guidance gives as an example of what SUs shouldn’t do:

An SU considers inviting a writer to debate gender equality. It has a policy of not inviting speakers who use what it calls ‘hate speech’. During planning, they find out that the writer has spoken on social media about their belief that women with a Gender Recognition Certificate are still men. The SU official organising the debate decides that the writer’s views amount to transphobic hate speech, and announces on Twitter that they have decided not to invite the writer. The writer complains that the SU’s decision to ‘no-platform’ them violates their right to freedom of expression. The writer has not yet been invited to speak, and, as there is no legal duty on the SU to invite them, there is no infringement of the writer’s freedom of speech. However, if an affiliated society or other students invited the same speaker to talk, the SU could not prevent them from doing so as the speaker’s views are lawful. This would engage the HEP’s s.43 duty to protect free speech, informed by the Article 10 rights of the students and speaker to give and receive ideas.

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

Up yours, Bristol SU! Breaking: Removed speaker Angelos Sofocleous secretly rejoins free speech panel Epigram 13.02.19

Trans activist bullies fail to prevent award for Times columnist Janice Turner

“Has any other group tried to silence those who don’t 100 percent agree with their agenda?” asked Times columnist Janice Turner on Twitter after winning a prestigious journalism award. Janice was kind enough to share her thoughts, concluding with “The totalitarianism of this movement knows no bounds.” Bad luck, bullies. Win some, lose some, eh?


The Posie Parker interview that activists tried to suppress

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