Bristol uni students want to ban feminists saying ‘men aren’t women’

Women who challenge the transsexual agenda could be banned from speaking at the University of Bristol, after a Students’ Union vote. So-called Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists (‘Terfs’) could be banned from speaking on campus with their views being labelled “hate speech”. The motion was put forward by students after an event hosted by A Woman’s Place UK sought to discuss proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act. Individual speakers have previously been banned for maintaining that feelings do not change biology, but Bristol appears to be the first Students’ Union seeking a blanket ban. The proposed ban would render students unable to hold events with groups that critique trans activism or engage in open discussion and debate about the potential consequences of changing the law. The SU vote was not quorate, so a further vote will be needed before the ban can become Students’ Union policy.