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Friday, October 15, 2021 

Britain's plague of cancel culture

Cancel culture isn't just limited to the USA and Canada, but is also very badly plaguing Britain, with advocates of transsexuality among those advocating anti-semitism, but they don't seem to have any issue with Islam:
Cancel culture is not solely an American phenomenon, as the United Kingdom’s leftists are rampaging like their Yankee cousins. The exclusionist behavior is illustrated by Worcester College, Oxford, which in 2021 apologized to students for the distress caused after it hosted a Christian conference -- a Christian concern training camp for students -- after bigots said the event was Islamophobic because it discussed the nature of Islam.

Even more disconcerting is the pusillanimity on display at the University of Sussex. Because of her views on a presently hotly concept of a sexual theme, Kathleen Stock, a 48-year-old professor of philosophy was verbally attacked by students and then advised by police not to attend campus for a time and to teach her classes online, to install CCTV in her home, to have cameras on the front door, and to consider hiring bodyguards. Stock is a lesbian with teenage children who is devoted to and espouses academic truth. The dilemma of Stock, an academic expert in gender and sexual orientation, stems from the fact she was accused of being “transphobic,” the theme of hot dispute, which she denies. The theme has become an existential crisis, which demands sacrifices.

Stock’s writings about sex and gender identity leading to the aggression against her stress that womanhood and manhood reflect biological sex, not gender or gender identity. She wrote that people cannot change their biological sex, that there should be a ban on transgender women using women’s changing rooms, and that many trans women are still males with male genitalia. Not exactly the voice or the fanaticism of Lady Macbeth but enough to lead to her academic extinction.

Stock also claims that Oxford University Press, to its discredit, abandoned a book on female philosophers because of her inclusion in it which would make it too controversial and would attract negative attention. The situation resembles that in June 2020 concerning the more well-known J.K. Rowling, who was accused of being transphobic and attacked after insisting that only women experience menstruation. But Harry Potter knew that.

It is disgraceful that Stock is not supported by her academic union and will probably lose her job. But it is gratifying that she has been defended by the up-and-coming Liz Truss, British Minister for Equalities, asserting that no one should be targeted and harassed simply for holding an opinion. In addition to this simple and sensible reminder of academic behavior, there is the 2021 Higher Education Bill, which attempts to end the process of “no platforming” by giving a regulator authority, the Office for Students, the power to fine institutions and student unions for breaching duties designed to foster a culture of open and robust intellectual debate, against those opposing the promotion of freedom of speech within the law.
I hope the government proves they can follow through with efforts to defend victims of Orwellian tactics, and in addition, it should be made clear that those who threaten violence over disagreements with ideology will be punished to the full limit of the law. But in Britain, who knows how well they can prove to be vigilant in defending civility and free speech, given that they've already made Islamofascism possible there?

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