“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


Other pages in this section:

Abuse & Emotional Blackmail

No Platforming

Linda Bellos

Germaine Greer

Jenni Murray

Trying to stop us meeting

Legal challenge from a trans activist bully against a transsexual fails

Stories about the absurd attempt by Mermaids volunteer, Helen Islan, to get a criminal prosecution of Miranda Yardley.

Police officers are afraid to speak out

I don’t know the source of this or where it was originally posted. I spotted it on Twitter and it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. It sounds exactly the same as what’s happening in the Prison Service.

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, Bristo 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?



Links to external articles

West Yorkshire Police: Allies of Convenience Jo Bartosch 15.03.19

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

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

UK police investigate transgender pronoun complaints, raising free speech concerns Caroline Farrow 11.02.19

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

Why are the police stopping a 74-year-old tweeting about transgenderism? James Kirkup 05.02.19

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

Is it now a crime to like a poem about transgenderism? James Kirkup 24.01.19

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

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

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

I have been thinking about why some students feel that it is okay to act abusively (sometimes criminally) towards one another and towards academics with whom they disagree on difficult and important issues. A twitter thread by Rosa Freedman 25.10.18

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

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

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

Transgender activists accused of attempting to shut down debate Telegraph 27.08.18

Resignation Statement — Humanist Students President-Elect  Angelos Sofocleous 24.08.18

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

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 29.05.19

Who is silencing who? Banned by Trans blog

Lies of Trans activists


Last updated: 24.03.19