Gli attivisti trans festeggiano dopo che la professoressa Kathleen Stock ha lasciato il ruolo

Trans activists celebrate after feminist professor Kathleen Stock quits her University of Sussex job after ‘bullying and harassmentcampaign over her calls to protect female-only spaces

  • University of Sussex professor Kathleen Stock said yesterday she is leaving job
  • She took to Twitter to say she had faced ‘bullying and harassmentby activists
  • Ms Stock, 48, was labelled ‘transphobicafter expressing her views on gender
  • Students protested at the university’s Brighton campus and sprayed graffiti
  • Today activists took to social media to celebrate news of Ms Stock’s resignation
  • Trans activists have today taken to social media to celebrate the resignation of a feminist Sussex university professor who quit amid a storm over her views on gender.

    University of Sussex professor Kathleen Stock announced yesterday she was stepping down from her job after facing a campaign of ‘bullying and harassment’.

    The philosophy professor was at the centre of a blazing rowand a student-led protestat the university after saying she believes gender identity does not outweigh biological sex ‘when it comes to law and policy’.

    Ha anche detto che le persone non possono cambiare il loro sesso biologico, sparking anger from protesters who accused her of ‘transphobia’.

    Now those behind the protests, which have included spraying graffiti with the phrase ‘Stock Out’, have taken to social media to celebrate the professor’s departure.

    In one post on Instagram the group shared an image of the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz with the phrase ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’ – a song from the same film.

    University of Sussex professor Kathleen Stock announced yesterday she was stepping down from her job after facing a campaign of 'bullying and harrasment'

    University of Sussex professor Kathleen Stock announced yesterday she was stepping down from her job after facing a campaign of ‘bullying and harrasment

    In one post on Instagram the group shared an image of the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz with the phrase 'Ding Dong the Witch is Dead' - a phrase from the film

    In one post on Instagram the group shared an image of the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz with the phrase ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’ – a phrase from the film

    Instagram page Antitfersussex, who describe themselves as an unaffiliated network of queer and trans students at the university, also posted a statement in response to Ms Stock’s departure, in which they said ‘good f*****g riddance’.

    In the statement, the group said: ‘This is a monumental victory for trans and non-binary students, who have protested the ways that this university has enabled transphobia, abuse and discrimination.

    Nelle sue stesse parole: Cosa crede Kathleen Stock sulle questioni di genere e trans??

    Kathleen Stock ha spiegato le sue opinioni sulle questioni trans in prove scritte al Parlamento a novembre 2020 Qui:

    • La femminilità e la virilità riflettono il sesso biologico, non genere o identità di genere;
    • L'affermazione "le donne trans sono donne"’ è una finzione, non letteralmente vero
    • Orientamento sessuale (essere gay, essere lesbica) è determinato dall'attrazione per lo stesso sesso, non attrazione per l'identità di genere
    • Gli spazi in cui le donne si spogliano e dormono dovrebbero rimanere genuinamente dello stesso sesso, per proteggerli;
    • I bambini con disturbi dell'identità di genere non dovrebbero ricevere bloccanti della pubertà come minorenni.
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    ‘The full weight of a colonial institution, the national media circuit and government ministers, were no match for the unity and solidarity of the queer and trans communities at Sussex University.

    Professor Stock, 48, un esperto di genere e orientamento sessuale, had been branded a ‘transphobeby some outraged students who called for her to be fired in wake of her comments on gender.

    I poster affissi nel tunnel dalla stazione di Falmer al campus dell'università all'inizio di questo mese dicevano che "rende gli studenti trans insicuri’ e "non paghiamo £ 9.250 all'anno per la transfobia".

    Striscioni che dicono "Scorte esaurite"’ era stato anche tenuto insieme a razzi in fiamme e decine di persone la criticavano online sotto l'hashtag Twitter #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’.

    But yesterday, Professor Stock announced on Twitter that she was ‘sad to announceshe is leaving her position, and added that 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.

    Ma ha aggiunto: ‘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.

    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

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

    I poster affissi nel tunnel dalla stazione di Falmer al campus dell'università all'inizio di questo mese dicevano che "rende gli studenti trans insicuri’ and ‘we’re not paying £9,250 a year for transphobia

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

    He also said that Professor Stock had made ‘vitalcontributions to the field of philosophy and that the ‘intolerancedirected at her would ‘alwaysbe ‘in direct opposition to even the most basic principles of academia’.

    ‘I would like to make it very clear that it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of sex and of philosophical belief. Her departure is a loss to us all,’ Ha aggiunto.

    ‘We will of course reflect on Professor Stock’s experiences and it will form part of how the University learns from this and moves forwardstogether.

    Professor Stock said in her tweet that she was ‘sad to announce’ Lei se ne sta andando.

    "Sono stati anni molto difficili", ma l'approccio della leadership più di recente è stato ammirevole e dignitoso.

    ‘I hope that other institutions in similar situations can learn from this.

    ‘Am particularly glad to see University emphasising that bullying and harassment anyone for their legally held beliefs is unacceptable in their workplace.

    Lei ha aggiunto: ‘This has been an absolutely horrible time for me and my family. I’m putting it behind me now. On to brighter things soon, I hope.

    Professor Stock has previously said she is ‘at oddswith a large section of academics because she believes gender identity is not more important than facts about biological sex, ‘particularly when it comes to law and policy’.

    Banners saying 'Stock Out' had also been held alongside burning flares and scores of people were criticising her online under the Twitter hashtag #ShameOnSussexUni

    Striscioni che dicono "Scorte esaurite"’ era stato anche tenuto insieme a razzi in fiamme e decine di persone la criticavano online sotto l'hashtag Twitter #ShameOnSussexUni

    Universities minister Michelle Donelan said on Twitter: ‘It is a sad day for freedom of speechgiven the toxic environment at @sussexuni has made it untenable for @docstockk to maintain her position there.

    ‘No academic should ever have to fear for their personal safety.

    ‘This only reinforces the need for our Free Speech Bill.

    All'inizio di questo mese, Prof Stock accused a union branch of ‘effectivelyending her career after it called on her employer to take a ‘strong stanceagainst transphobia.

    In una dichiarazione, the Sussex branch of the University and College Union (UCU) said all trans and non-binary members ‘now more than ever should receive the unequivocal supportof the University of Sussex.

    Ms Stock has repeatedly insisted in the past that she is not a transphobe, but attention on her views has intensified since her book Material Girls came out in May.

    She has written and spoken extensively about sex and gender identityarguing that womanhood and manhood reflect biological sex, non genere o identità di genere.

    Ms Stock also claims trans women are not women; and sexual orientation is determined by same-sex attraction, non attrazione per l'identità di genere.

    And she wants a ban on transgender women in women’s changing rooms, dicendo in 2018 that ‘many trans women are still males with male genitalia’.

    But she has been blasted on Twitter as a ‘Terfamid a huge amount of criticism.

    After the posters were put up calling for her to be sacked, Sussex Police launched an investigation into whether Professor Stock was a victim of harassment.

    Kishwer Falkner, the head of the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission, was among those who slammed the attacks on the academic.

    She wrote to The Times to denounce the bullying behaviour of a minority of students who ‘disagree with someone’s entirely lawful expert views’.

    In her public letter, the equality watchdog chief agreed that ‘trans rights must be protected’, but reiterated the importance of academic integrity and freedom of expression on university campuses across the UK.

    Ms Stock had also spoken out, dicendole 46,000 Seguaci di Twitter: ‘If you work where I do, and you know what’s happening to me at the moment (which I’ll discuss at later date), this is the time to say something about it.

    ‘Not for me, but for you. What kind of future does a university have where intimidation determines what is said or taught?’

    The group which led the protests against her was an anonymous collective called ‘Anti Terf Sussex’, which described itself as an ‘unaffiliated network of queer and trans students’. ‘Terfmeans a ‘trans-exclusionary radical feminist’.

    It was the term levelled at JK Rowling over her response to an article about ‘people who menstruate’.

    The author had tweeted last year: ‘I’m sure there used to be a word for those people’, suggesting that word was ‘women’.

    Attention on her views has intensified since her book Material Girls came out in May

    Attention on her views has intensified since her book Material Girls came out in May

    In his earlier defence of Professor Stock, Professor Tickell told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘It’s absolutely clear that all of our staff have an untrammelled right to say and believe what they think. So we take it very seriously if people try to prevent that right from being exercised.

    ‘I have to say I am really concerned that we have masked protesters, putting up posters, calling for the sacking of somebody for exercising her rights to articulate her views, and it is a matter of real concern.

    Più di 200 of her fellow academics also backed Professor Stock in a letter to the Sunday Times.

    It was signed by figures including Cambridge economist Sir Partha Dasgupta and physicist Sir Michael Pepper.

    Under the heading ‘We will not bow to trans activist bullies on campus’, la lettera affermava: ‘This is not just an issue of freedom of expression. It is also an issue of harassment and discrimination.

    ‘Universities are creating an intimidating and hostile environment for staff and students who recognise that sex matters.

    ‘Most of the victims are female, and many are gay, lesbian or bisexual.

    A University of Sussex spokesman said after Professor Stock announced her resignation: ‘Over the past several weeks, the University of Sussex has vigorously and unequivocally defended Professor Kathleen Stock’s right to exercise her academic freedom and lawful freedom of speech, free from bullying and harassment of any kind.

    ‘These freedoms and protections apply to and benefit us all, and we will defend them today and in the future.

    Ha aggiunto: ‘There were no substantive allegations of wrongdoing made against her.

    ‘Professor Stock leaves the University of Sussex with our gratitude for her significant contributions as a teacher and academic.

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