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lionheart Sun 02-Aug-20 09:47:23

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cc2fc99c-d419-11ea-867d-b1ae14c05a8c?shareToken=51589aac6c62e3c59866911309d909a7&wgu=270525_54264_15963579416234_08c9c5ac2a&wgexpiry=1604133941&utm_source=planit&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_content=22278

'Three female academics have complained about an attempt to censor an article that had been accepted for publication in an academic journal published by Edinburgh University Press (EUP).

The women say they were falsely accused of being transphobic as a way to silence their views and stifle academic freedom. In recent years several women academics have had talks cancelled, articles refused or speaking dates withdrawn after transgender activists accused them of transphobia.'

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bishopgiggles Sun 02-Aug-20 15:08:35

"“both expresses anti-trans sentiment and also uses terms that are discriminatory and insulting towards trans women (for example, the use of the word ‘women’ as specifically excluding trans women)"

That's funny, when I point out to multiple vocal TWAW supporters on here that their use of the term "women and trans women" is seen as transphobic they vehemently deny it and say how can they be transphobic when they support trans rights? It's almost as if they believe there is a difference by what is meant by 'women' and what is meant by 'trans women'.

lionheart Sun 02-Aug-20 16:06:28

Funny that.

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