J’accuse! Bristol Feminist Society no-platforms Sarah Ditum for, er… um… We’re not sure exactly…

TWSS Sarah Ditum

Ta daaa! We’ve reached peak no-platforming. Bristol Feminist Society has disinvited feminist writer Sarah Ditum from a panel on Women in Journalism, not on account of anything concrete, but on account of someone somewhere (but we’re not sure who or where or why, so please don’t ask!) accusing her of transphobia. The organization claimed “unforeseen circumstances,” but emails were leaked to Ditum providing evidence that the decision had been made due to this (unfounded) accusation. Behold, the new witch trials.

https://twitter.com/CCriadoPerez/status/672474211592613890

https://twitter.com/K_IngalaSmith/status/672503976248627201

https://twitter.com/SpokesGay/status/672508109299056640

https://twitter.com/TransingTrans/status/672474837181419520

Hand in your feminist card, Bristol “Feminist” Society. You’ve been accused of hot, woman-hating, garbage.

*Update: Fellow panelist, Sian Norris, has pulled out in protest.

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