What’s Current: ‘You’re a transphobic Nazi who should get raped’ — UK academics say accusations of ‘transphobia’ threaten academic freedom

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  • UK universities are becoming increasingly embroiled in accusations of “transphobia,” leaving female professors feeling silenced and intimidated. Last Tuesday, a male student shouted at Prof. Rosa Freedman outside of Reading University, calling her a “transphobic Nazi who should get raped.” An assistant professor at Oxford, Michael Biggs, says that academic freedom is under threat.
  • “In the background of nearly every ‘lone wolf’ attack is domestic violence.” Suzanne Moore connects terrorism and male violence against women, arguing that the feminist analysis of male violence is routinely ignored by the left.
  • A study by the American Association of University Women shows that women lose $500 billion every year to the wage gap.
  • Google employees are planning to stage a walkout on Thursday to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations.
  • The Atlantic reports that “A company that appears to be run by a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist tried to pay women to make false claims against Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the days leading up to the midterm elections.” The FBI has been asked to investigate.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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