Free Speech for Men Only at Manchester University

I count 6 women to 2 men who could have voted on this. Julie Bindel has a well known history of abusive comments / articles towards trans people, I have no idea who this other person is.

The decision on who to attend was taken by a democratic vote, so I don’t see how you can complain with regards to that.


Lesbian Feminist Julie Bindel [photo from twitter] Lesbian Feminist Julie Bindel [photo from twitter] The definition of “unsafe” speech is that which emanates from a woman, according to the Manchester University Student Union, which banned lesbian feminist Julie Bindel from speaking at an October 15 event called ‘From liberation to censorship: Does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?’

The University determined that Julie’s feminist view -that gender is a social construct which is harmful to women- makes her an “unsafe” person whose speech “could harm” transgender students. The other speaker scheduled for the event, “men’s rights activist” Milo Yiannopoulos, author of, among other things “Transgenderism is a psychiatric disorder: Its sufferers need therapy, not surgery” was given the go-ahead to appear.

Milo Yiannopoulos [photo from twitter] Milo Yiannopoulos [photo from twitter] When asked to explain the mind-boggling hypocrisy of their decision to censor, Students Union Women’s Officer Jess Lishak clarified that it was Julie Bindel’s status as a woman and…

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