More than four dozen scholars from the United Kingdom signed onto a letter warning that the government’s proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act and interpretation of the Equality Act – as well as politically correct campus politics – are restraining and censoring academics and analysts from critically investigating, researching and teaching about transgender issues.
The 54 scholars representing a newly formed network of more than 100 scholars – most serving at U.K. universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, along with some from American universities, including MIT and George Washington University Law School – are alerting the public about higher education’s censorship of information that reveals the danger a transgender lifestyle poses to gender-confused individuals … and to society, at large.
In addition, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne allowed the dozens of scholars to submit several letters to the U.K.’s consultation earlier this week that express their fears over the government’s introduction of self-ID for gender reassignment – legally identifying transgenders as their opposite, non-biological sex.
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A major concern of academic leaders – from the fields of sociology, philosophy, law, criminology, evidence-informed policy, medicine, psychology, education, history, English, social work, computer science, cognitive science, anthropology, political science, economics, and history of art – was voiced about how professors are essentially handcuffed by the government, university officials and LGBT activist groups from revealing any scientific information explaining the detrimental effects that transgenderism has on sexually confused individuals and vulnerable women and children.
“[T]he scholars … aired their complaints about how they have faced an unusual amount of opposition for what they consider to be normal critical analysis of scientific and political assertions,” The Christian Post (CP) reported. “The group also condemned the influence that LGBT political organizations are having when it comes to the limiting of academic freedom on college campuses.”
The academic professionals’ signed document discusses how they are continually being silenced from dispensing reliable information concerning the harm that transgender medical practices and lifestyles entail.
“We are also concerned about the suppression of proper academic analysis and discussion of the social phenomenon of transgenderism, and its multiple causes and effects,” the scholars’ letter published on Tuesday in The Guardian reads. “Members of our group have experienced campus protests, calls for dismissal in the press, harassment, foiled plots to bring about dismissal, no-platforming, and attempts to censor academic research and publications.”
The politically correct opposition faced by scholars wanting to reveal the truth about transgenderism – fierce resistance that has been waged in the name of “tolerance” and “anti-discrimination” – was criticized as being irresponsible, anti-intellectual and unacceptible.
“Such attacks are out of line with the ordinary reception of critical ideas in the academy, where it is normally accepted that disagreement is reasonable – and even productive,” the scholars wrote.
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SOURCE: One News Now, Michael F. Haverluck