Tag: deplatforming

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17 October 2021
An anti-censorship desk to protect lecturers gagged by queers in universities
Transactivist censorship is rapidly spreading in Italian universities, preventing the free flow of thought. What is needed is a free speech law modelled on the British Higher Education Bill. And right now it should be possible to denounce intimidation in safety, without reprisals and dismissal.
In British and American academia, the deplatforming (gagging) imposed on teachers critical of free gender identity (self-id) is a well-established phenomenon (we have reported on it several times, see here and here). It has been one of the main signs of the enormous lobbying power of transactivism. The case of Kathleen Stock, feminist and lesbian lecturer at the University of Sussex, probably marks the point of no return: you can read the story here. Stock came under very heavy attack from a trans collective at the university, [...]
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