‘A hotbed of aggressive transphobia’ or ‘Philosophy in the Bookshop’

Image Description: Naomi Wolf. On Thursday, Blackwell’s hosted a ‘Philosophy in the Bookshop’ talk with Naomi Wolf to promote her new book Outrages. Her recently-published work explores the life and work of John Addington Symonds, a queer English poet who fought for gay rights through persistent expression of his homoerotic experience, and more poignantly, tormented […]

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Tennis champion removed as LGBTQ ambassador for transphobic comments

Martina Navratilova, 18-times grand slam champion, has been removed as an ambassador from a US-based LGBTQ advocacy group, Athlete Ally, for transphobic comments published in the Sunday Times. She claimed that female transgender athletes were cheating because of their biological athletic superiority. She said in a tweet: “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and […]

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Transphobic tweets linked to Oxford sociology professor

Image Credit: Tom Gould. Description: St Cross College. Please note that this article contains explicit discussion of transphobic statements and images. Professor of Sociology and Fellow of St Cross College Michael Biggs has been posting transphobic statements online under the Twitter handle @MrHenryWimbush, The Oxford Student can reveal. The Twitter account, named Henry Wimbush and […]

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