At Durham University in the United Kingdom, Angelos Sofocleous, 24, a student working for the University Journal, was fired last month for retweeting a factual article called, ‘Is it a crime to say ‘women don’t have penises’? by James Kirkup. But, Angelos was immediately sacked from his position for being “transphobic.”
Indeed, in this transgender charged world of political correctness, Michelle Obama, Caitlyn Jenner, and the shunning of basic biology, a student editor has now been fired after just three days on the job for a retweet of somebody else’s article, shared on his Twitter page, lamenting biological fact.
His tweet of “women don’t have penises” was deemed “transphobic” by other students, and sparked a huge outrage. An LGBT activist called his retweet out as, “horrific transphobic s**t.”
Mr. Sofocleous of Cyprus faced disciplinary action over The Spectator article that he shared on his Twitter page, with the comment, ‘‘RT if women don’t have penises’.
The postgraduate and psychology student was dismissed from the University Journal, fired from the Durham University online magazine, The Bubble, and even forced to resign from the Free Speech Society of Humanist Students.
The now deleted retweet had garnered hundred of comments, sparking a row around humanism, trans rights and freedom of speech.
Former Chairman of LGBT Humanists, Christopher Ward, claimed the post was “factually incorrect” and not “worthy of a debate.”
He wrote, “As former chair of LGBT Humanists UK, the opposition I experienced from a number of longstanding Humanists members to trans people and trans issues was a stain on an otherwise great organisation.”
“And here’s the new President of Humanist Students RTing horrific transphobic s**t.”
Angelos Sofocleous defended his tweets, and said quite aptly, “‘I may be wrong and women might indeed have penises, although I don’t believe that to be the case. “
“The backlash that took place after my comments, particularly within the organisation, convinced me that, unfortunately and surprisingly, there are certain issues within the humanist movement which are undebatable.”
To make his point even clearer in these times of gender confusion and safe spaces in universities, Angelos went on:
“No effort was made, beyond name-calling, derogatory comments, and ad hominem statements, to convince me of the truth of the other side’s position.”
“These events involved a retweet of mine saying ‘RT if women don’t have penises’, and certain other criticisms of the transgender movement, as well as suggestions to improve the movement’s actions.”
“Sadly, these views were taken to be ‘transphobic’ by individuals who cannot tolerate any criticism, either of their movement or their ideas, and are unable to engage in a civilised conversation on issues they disagree on.”
“These are individuals who think they hold the absolute right to determine which ideas can be discussed and what language can be used in a public forum.”
Mr. Sofocleous was fired and was sent an email by Ryan Lo, the President of Durham University’s Philosophy Society, saying that his tweet served to ‘belittle trans experiences’.
Ryan Lo wrote on the Critique Journal’s Facebook page, “Durham University Philosophy Society has a duty to act within the best interests of all of its members, therefore is committed to equality and diversity and to our democratic principles as a group of Durham Student’s Union. We do not tolerate practices of racism, sexism, or trans-exclusionary sentiments.”
The row over the tweet and firing of Mr. Sofocleous has naturally sparked debate over free speech, with journalist Toby Young tweeting, “As the editor of a philosophy journal at one of Britain’s great universities, how do you justify not tolerating dissent from campus orthodoxies? Shouldn’t you be encouraging debate about important issues rather than stifling it?”
There you have it! In the whimsical world of leftist ideologies, women can have penises too… Indeed, it’s a very strange place, where unicorns roam free, and there’s enough safe spaces to hold almost all millennial University students together, with one single file form of indoctrination, totally shunning basic biology and any natural ethics on gender.
Real women don’t have penises. End of story…
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