Feminist professor Kathleen Stock QUITS University of Sussex

Feminist professor Kathleen Stock QUITS University of Sussexafter ‘bullying and harassmentcampaign to oust her by students in trans rights row

  • Professor Stock, 48, had been branded a ‘transphobeby some students
  • Posters were put up claiming she ‘makes trans students feel unsafe
  • The academic said today on Twitter that she was leaving her position
  • Feminist professor Kathleen Stock has quit her job at the University of Sussex after students carried out a ‘bullying and harassmentcampaign to oust her from her position over a row about transgender rights.

    Professor Stock, 48, an expert in gender and sexual orientation who works for the University of Sussex, had been branded a ‘transphobeby some outraged students who called for her to be fired.

    Posters put up in the tunnel from Falmer station to the university’s campus earlier this month said she ‘makes trans students unsafeand ‘we’re not paying £9,250 a year for transphobia’.

    Banners saying ‘Stock Outhad also been held alongside burning flares and scores of people were criticising her online under the Twitter hashtag #ShameOnSussexUni.

    The University’s Vice Chancellor Adam Tickell had strongly defended her ‘untrammelledright to ‘say what she thinks’, whilst more than 200 academics from other universities signed a letter calling out alleged abuse from ‘trans activist bullies’.

    Maar vandag, Professor Stock announced on Twitter that she was leaving her position, and said she hoped ‘other institutions can learn from this’.

    Feminist professor Kathleen Stock has quit her job at the University of Sussex after students carried out a 'bullying and harassment' campaign to oust her from her position over a row about transgender rights

    Feminist professor Kathleen Stock has quit her job at the University of Sussex after students carried out a ‘bullying and harassmentcampaign to oust her from her position over a row about transgender rights

    Vandag, she announced on Twitter that she was leaving her position, and said she hoped 'other institutions can learn from this'

    Vandag, she announced on Twitter that she was leaving her position, and said she hoped ‘other institutions can learn from this

    In a letter to staff, Sussex’s Vice Chancellor Adam Tickell said that the university had ‘vigorouslydefended her right to ‘exercise her academic freedom and lawful freedom of speech, free from bullying and harassment of any kind.

    Maar hy het bygevoeg: ‘We had hoped that Professor Stock would feel able to return to work, and we would have supported her to do so.

    ‘She has decided that recent events have meant that this will not be possible, and we respect and understand that decision.

    ‘We will miss her many contributions, from which the University has benefited during her time here.

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    In a letter to staff, Sussex's Vice Chancellor Adam Tickell said in a statement that they had 'vigorously' defended her right to 'exercise her academic freedom and lawful freedom of speech, free from bullying and harassment of any kind'

    In a letter to staff, Sussex’s Vice Chancellor Adam Tickell said in a statement that they had ‘vigorouslydefended her right to ‘exercise her academic freedom and lawful freedom of speech, free from bullying and harassment of any kind

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