Statement read in absentia, 'Hate, Heresy and the Fight for Free Speech', Battle of Ideas Saturday 9th October
I'm an academic philosopher at the University of Sussex, a feminist, and have written on
Kathleen Stock : "Je ne m’attendais pas à ce que le point culminant de ma réflexion philosophique soit de faire remarquer que les lesbiennes n’ont pas de pénis" Robert Wilson, Charlie Hebdo 31 December 2021. English version here.
"Das is verrükt" Anna-Lena Scholz, Die Zeit 15 December 2021.
Kathleen Stock: ‘Je kunt je sekse niet veranderen’. Annemarie Kas. nrc Sat 11 December 2021.
Gender wars: two opposing perspectives on the trans and women’s rights debate. Robin White and Kathleen Stock. Prospect December 9th 2021.
Faces of 2021. Kathleen Stock: ‘On social media, the important thing is to show your tribe that you have the right morals’. Gaby Hinsliff. Observer 5th December 2021.
« Certaines de mes conférences ont dû être protégées par des agents de sécurité » : les universités britanniques confrontées à la bataille du genre. Cécile Ducourtieux, Le Monde 3rd December 2021.
Quand des universitaires féministes sont accusées de transphobie. Julie Zaugg, Heidi.News 24th November 2021.
Professor Kathleen Stock and the toxic gender debate. Janice Turner. Times 20th November 2021.
How to be a heretic. Kathleen Stock, Spectator 13th November 2021.
It wasn’t just the students spreading lies and hounding me... It was many of my academic colleagues too. Kathleen Stock, Mail on Sunday, 6th November 2021.
Kathleen Stock, la supuesta ‘enemiga’ del movimiento trans que ha pedido protección policial. Rafa de Miguel. El País. 10th October 2021.
Hun ble i januar anklaget for transfobi av 600 kolleger. Nå har professoren skrevet bok. Mikkel Ihle Tande, Aftenposten. 28th July 2021.
Was Geschlecht heute noch bedeutet, Jakob Pallinger, Der Standard, 27th June 2021.
Kathleen Stock: taboo around gender identity has chilling effect. Joanna Moorhead, Guardian 22nd May 2021.
I refuse to be bullied into silence Kathleen Stock, Mail on Sunday 17th January 2021.
The sinister attempts to silence gender-critical academics Kathleen Stock, The Spectator, 13th January 2021.
"Als ob man Harry Potter wäre": Die britische Philosophin Kathleen Stock über die Irrtümer Judith Butlers. Vojin Saša Vukadinović. Cicero: Magazin für Politische Kultur. March 2020.
Kathleen Stock: "Hay una presión para no hablar de sexo biológico por si se ofende al colectivo 'trans'". Olga R. Sanmartín. El Mundo, 20 January, 2020.
Kathleen Stock: Life on the front line of transgender rights debate. Jack Grove. Times Higher Ed, 7th January, 2020.
Se dissenti dal gender sei licenziato. E la creatrice di Harry Potter protesta Il Foglia. 21 December 2019.
Those people we tried to cancel? They're all hanging out together. John McDermott, New York Times, Nov 2nd, 2019.
Meet the academics hunted down and hounded out of jobs for having the 'wrong' thoughts. Margarette Driscoll, The Daily Telegraph, 16th September, 2019.
El sexo como característica protegida: perspectiva académica. Raquel Rosario Sánchez, El Caribe. 28th Feb, 2019.
Censur, håndgemæng og anklager om had: Debatten om transkvinder splitter feminister. Troels Heeger, Berlinske. 22nd December, 2018.
Consulting on Transgender. Rod Webb, Hastings Independent Press. Sept 21, 2018.
A conversation with Kathleen Stock on transgender identity. Jessica Hubbard, The Badger. Sept 15th, 2018.
Interview with The Brighton Argus. 5th July 2018.
Taking Stock of fiction and the issue of feminism and trans women. Interview with Richard Marshall. 3:16AM.
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'It's still possible to cancel "gender-critical"feminists but the strategy won't work' Louise Perry, New Statesman, 28th July 2021.
'Stonewall is at the centre of a toxic debate on trans rights and gender identity' Haroon Siddique, Guardian 5th June 2021.
‘Competition’ for students stops universities standing up for free speech, academic says, Will Hazel, I-News, 19th March 2021.
Free speech at universities under threat from 'creeping therapeutic culture', Camilla Turner, Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2021.
Chronik einer orchestrierten Verleumdung, Vojin Saša Vukadinović, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 18th March 2021.
Academics face transphobia probes for 'liking' tweets amid rising censorship fears Ewan Somerville, Daily Telegraph 28th February 2021.
Trans activists are hounding women out of public life Julie Bindel and Rosa Freedman, Spectator January 26th 2021.
It's a strange world where murderers are published, yet academics are cancelled and shut down. Celia Walden, Daily Telegraph 18th January 2021.
Hate speech policing is Orwellian, warns judge in trans tweets case: No 10 backs free expression ruling. The Times, 15th February, 2o2o.
The Times view on Harry Miller, Twitter and the trans debate: Thought Police. Fariha Karim, Francis Elliot, John Simpson, The Times 15th February, 2020.
Miller Versus College of Police: Approved Judgement, 14th February 2020.
Oxford college rows back on transgender discussion rules following outcry over free speech. Daily Telegraph. Camilla Turner and Ewan Somerville. 23rd January 2020.
Oxford college accused of closing down free speech over transgender event rules. Daily Telegraph. Camilla Turner and Ewan Somerville. 22nd January 2020.
Sacked or silenced: academics say they are blocked from exploring trans issues. Guardian. Anna Fazackerley. 14th January 2020.
Triumph of the Trans Lobbyists. Julie Bindel. The Critic. 19th December 2019.
Stonewall accused of censoring academics over gender issues. Greg Hurst and Rosemary Bennett. The Times, 10th December 2019. Accompanying Letter to the Editor: Stonewall is stifling academic freedom, 10th December 2019.
Whites Can Be Black If They Wish, Says Lecturer's Union. Mike Wright, Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2019.
Anyone should be allowed to 'identify' as black regardless of the colour of their skin or background, say university leaders. Glen Owen, Mail on Sunday, 17th November 2019.
Revealed: The Academics Who Need Panic Alarms or Face Death Threats for their "Radical" Views. Daily Telegraph, October 8th, 2019.
How the Trans-Rights Movement Is Turning Philosophers Into Activists. Holly Lawford-Smith, Quillette. September 20th. 2019.
Beyond The Hypatia Affair: Philosophers Blocking The Way of Inquiry. Spencer Case, Quillette, September 6th, 2019.
Professors Bullied Into Silence as Students Cry Transphobia. Ewan Somerville and Sian Griffiths. Sunday Times. 18th August, 2019.
Why I Want To Start A Free Speech Trade Union. Toby Young. Quillette. 1st August 2019.
Philosophers Should Not Be Sanctioned Over Their Positions On Sex and Gender. José Luis Bermudez, Clare Chambers, Cordelia Fine, Edward J. Hall, Benj Hellie, Thomas Kelly, Jeff McMahan, Francesca Minerva, John Schwenkler, Peter Singer, Nicole A. Vincent, Jessica Wilson. Inside Higher Ed. 22 July 2019.
The Trans Divide. Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed. 19th July 2019.
Academic mobbing needs to be challenged, both inside and outside the institution. Holly Lawford-Smith, Feminist Current, 26th June, 2019.
Academic faces sack for letter that criticised training on trans issues. Sian Griffiths and Ewan Somerville, Sunday Times. 23rd June, 2019.
Philosophy is not ideology. Russell Blackford. Arc Digital, 20th June 2019.
Stonewall is using its power to stifle trans debate, say top academics. Sian Griffiths and Ewan Somerville, Sunday Times, 16th June 2019.
Stonewall is stifling academia. Letter to Editor, Sunday Times, 16th June 2019.
University's policy sparks backlash after saying transgender people must be 'positively represented'. Camilla Turner and Ewan Somerville, Daily Telegraph, 7th June, 2019.
Feminist academics in uproar over new union chief's 'Terf blocker' as they complain of assault on free speech. Camilla Turner and Ewan Somerville, Daily Telegraph, 24th May, 2019.
Should feminists be no-platformed? Holly Smith, Judith Suissa, and Alice Sullivan. Morning Star, 15th May , 2019.
Conference axed after threats from transgender activists. Jack Grove, Times Higher Education, 20 March, 2019.
Debate ends when we label views we simply disagree with as ‘hatred’, Kenan Malik, The Guardian. 25th November 2018.
Even Oxford University can't save Jenni Murray from the transgender activist mob. James Kirkup, Spectator, 7th November 2018.
UK universities struggle to deal with ‘toxic’ trans rights row. Anna Fazackerley, The Guardian. 30 Oct, 2018.
Academics are being harassed over transgender issues. Letter to The Guardian, 16th October, 2018.
Even thinking about trans people is wrong. Hugo Rifkind, The Times. Sept 24th, 2018.
Is it now a thought crime to criticise transgenderism. Joanna Williams, Spiked Online. Sept 11th, 2018.
Trans Goldsmiths lecturer Natacha Kennedy behind smear campaign against academics. Lucy Bannerman, The Times, 8th Sept, 2018.
Transgender lecturer 'orchestrated blacklist campaign' against university academics who disagreed that biological men could become women, Mail reporter, Mail Online. 8th Sept, 2018.
Is philosophy really ignoring important questions about transgender identity? Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed. 6th June, 2018.
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Dominic Lawson: With exquisite irony the religious Right and the Left are united in a war on biology, Daily Mail 17th May 2021.
Nicola Sturgeon must defend women's rights or lose the next election. Ian Macwhirter. Glasgow Herald. 4th March 2020.
Disputed trans guidance gets NHS nod. Will Humphries. The Times, 15th February 2020.
Hospital apologises to rape survivor for branding her request for same-sex breast-screening medic as transphobic. Jo Wadsworth, Brighton and Hove News. 9th December 2019.
Girls schools could admit trans boys under proposals being considered by equalities watchdog. Ewan Somerville and Gabriella Swerling. Daily Telegraph. 30th August, 2019.
Gender as Identity versus Gender as Norms. Holly Lawford-Smith. IAI.TV, 11th September 2019.
What gives the trans lobby the right to chastise Martina Navratilova? Julie Bindel. The Spectator US. 23rd December, 2018.
What does gender have to do with genitals? Julie Bindel, Unherd, 21st December, 2018.
Scottish Government is “changing what it means to be female” with census bill, academics warn. Stephen Naysmith, Glasgow Herald, 5th December, 2018.
What does it mean to 'speak as a woman'? Agnes Callard, New York Times. 3rd December 2018.
Academic claims women should NOT be forced to share toilets and fitting rooms with transgender females - and warns changing the law would put them at risk of 'unacceptable harm'. Siofra Brennan, Mail Online, 2nd October, 2018.
In England's Green and Pleasant Land. Beatrix Campbell, Byline. 27th Sept, 2018.
Women are emotional and concerned with appearance - unless they're northern, say counsellors. Olivia Rudgard, The Daily Telegraph. 1st September, 2018.
Transgender muffin exercise reads like satire. Joseph Curtis, Mail Online, 9th July, 2018.
Transgender muffin exercise 'sends wrong message'. Lucy Bannerman, The Times. 9th July, 2018.
The silencing of the lesbians. James Kirkup, The Spectator, 16th May, 2018.
How Feminism Paved The Way For Transgenderism. Michael Biggs. Quillette. 1st August, 2019.