Trans students ‘shocked and dismayed’ by uni’s ‘hypocritical’ defence of professor Kathleen Stock
The University of Sussex has been accused of being hypocritical, “anti-student and pro-transphobia” by trans and non-binary students amid a row over one of its professors.
On Wednesday (6 October), students at the university launched a campaign calling for trans-exclusionary professor Kathleen Stock to be fired over her past comments about gender identity.
The philosophy lecturer recently released a controversial book setting out her “gender critical” views, including that biological sex is immutable. She has previously said that “trans women are still males with male genitalia” but vehemently denies being transphobic.
Stock has described LGBT+ charity Stonewall as “a threat to freedom of speech”, and believes that university staff should have an untrammelled right to say what they like, including to “criticise gender identity ideology and trans activism”. An anonymous group of students