Sunday, January 26, 2020

Oxford professor gets bodyguards after threats from transgender activists

A feminist professor at Oxford University was given two security guards to protect her from potentially violent transgender activists furious over some of the things she wrote on her website, according to a report Friday.

Selina Todd, a historian who focuses on the lives of working-class women, received threats after writing that trans people sometimes “harm the rights of women,” according to the UK Telegraph.

“I get frightened by the threats in lectures,” she told the paper. “You can’t help but worry. It’s had a huge impact on me. You don’t expect to be defending yourself the whole time from complaints or threats of violence.”

Todd said the presence of “two big burly guys” at her lectures is designed to protect her from threats verified by the school — and quite a handful of students who recently began showing up in trans activists T-shirts and calling her “transphobic.”

On her website, Todd writes, “Like every other gender critical feminist I know, I encountered the current debate about whether transgender people should be able to self-identify as such (without fulfilling other legal and medical requirements) from the instinctive standpoint that I wanted to support transpeople’s rights,” according to

“But after months of research, I concluded that this position would harm the rights of women, because so often what is being asked for is free access to women-only spaces.”

After some students discovered the statement, faculty members began receiving “daily” complaints from activists demanding that she be fired.



ScienceABC123 said...

A striking admission by Oxford University that transgender activists tend to be violent.

Anonymous said...

People with twisted minds should not be accommodated. Some of them are quite vicious.

Stan B said...

Transgender People suffer from a delusion. The natural reaction of those who suffer this way when their delusions are challenged is violence. It's unfortunate that the rest of society is bending over backwards to accommodate the delusions of mentally ill people.