Misgendering and the struggles of my internalised transphobia

Image description: a child running with a trans flag with the ground illuminated in rainbow colours TW: transphobia, internalised transphobia, misgendering Disclaimer: this article is written entirely from a binary trans personal perspective. The feelings talked about, whilst possibly shared among multiple binary trans individuals, do not represent how every trans people feels and definitely […]

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Dawkins and the scientific guise

Image Description: a screen with the twitter app on an app store. CW: mention of transphobia, misogyny, racism, discrimination.  “Is trans woman a woman? Purely semantic. If you define by chromosomes, no. If by self-identification, yes. I call her “she” out of courtesy.” Richard Dawkins’ great courteousness in 2015 could be matched only by his […]

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OULC respond to McDonnell event with professor accused of transphobia

Cw: transphobia The Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) have released an official statement condemning the decision of former shadow chancellor John McDonnell to attend an ‘in conversation event’ with controversial Oxford professor, Selina Todd. The event, hosted by the History Faculty, will see the prominent Labour backbencher speak with Todd about her new book Snakes […]

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Students call for University action against ‘transphobic’ professors

Image description: Two people walking away from the camera, one wrapped in a trans pride flag. CW: Transphobia More than 500 students and alumni at Oxford have come together to sign an open letter condemning “two professors with a history of transphobia”. The letter expresses disappointment and distress over the controversial appointment of professors Selina […]

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Oxford Professor claims “young lesbians vulnerable to aggressive pursuit by transwomen”

Tw: transphobia   Trans and lesbian students have expressed concerns over claims made by a Sociology Professor in public articles. Michael Biggs, a Professor in Sociology at Oxford, has published several articles which argue that “Lesbian communities are […] affected” by the transwomen, as “girls who are attracted to women and reject stereotypical femininity are […]

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‘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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