Honoured to have been given OBE for services to higher education. I want to use this opportunity to draw further attention to suppression of critical thought about gender identity ideology and trans activism in UK Universities - so here’s a thread. 1/
And yet academics and students in Universities urgently need to be able to discuss the social importance of biological sex, and to criticise gender identity ideology and trans activism. Both freedoms are of crucial importance given issues of pressing public interest such as.. 3/
/… rapid increases in trans-identifying kids; erosion of single-sex spaces; threats to women’s sport; medical ignorance about female bodies; effects on gay population; trans women - some, sex offenders - in female prisons; & failures of data collection on sex and its impacts. 4/
(Aside: Observant readers will notice that nearly all the people described above have something in common. Hint: it’s not a shared gender identity. Further hint: it’s a thing that never makes difference, their critics say, and whose negligible effects shouldn't be tracked). 15/
Highlights include: “Think of the person as being the gender that they want you to think of them as”(Edinburgh) and.. 17/
...”If a trans person informs a staff member that a word or phrasing is inappropriate or offensive, then that staff member should take their word for it, and adjust their phraseology accordingly” (UCL) 18/
Upshot: Stonewall doesn't belong in UK Universities (or schools, or gov departments, or local authorities, or judiciary, or police forces..) Once a great organisation, they’re now a threat to freedom of speech/ public understanding. Get them out https://www.stonewall.org.uk/diversity-champions-members /End.
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