Feminist academics have told how they are self-censoring because their views on trans issue have led them to being overlooked for jobs, physically barred or even removed from events, and facing a ‘continuum of hell’ from online trolls who have made death and rape threats.
Laura Favaro, a researcher in gender issues at City, University of London, interviewed 14 feminists who believe that men and women have biological differences which are ‘binary and immutable’.
The so-called ‘gender critical’ feminists claimed that they have been the targets of abuse, intimidation, no-platforming, smears and ‘lost career progression opportunities, including being blocked from jobs’ in the world of academia for their views on sex and gender.
Some described being physically removed from events and even being the recipients of incitement to murder online.
One criminology scholar described her experience as ‘a continuum of hell’ while others in the early stages of their careers admitted ‘it would…