'Not transphobic' to critique transgenderism

Date: 
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Our Director, Richard Garside, is one of more than 50 researchers and academics who have co-signed a letter expressing concern over the harassment and intimidation of those engaged in critical research and discussion on transgenderism.

According to the letter, published in The Guardian, a number of the co-signatories have 'experienced campus protests, calls for dismissal in the press, harassment, foiled plots to bring about dismissal, no-platforming, and attempts to censor academic research and publications'.

The letter goes on to state that 'it is not transphobic to investigate and analyse this area from a range of critical academic perspectives. We think this research is sorely needed'.