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Dear Daniel @DanielFooksArt I do quite agree with you about what Voltaire said, even though it was apparently mis-attributed - it was Beatrice Evelyn Hall that said it... (see @VoteEsther below)
Also I see you support David Millar and others who have been silenced for their views about the state of Israel and the rights of Palestinian people. And of their right to voice their opinions.

I defend those rights #IStandWithDavidMillar
Kiri Tunks @kiritunks is a former joint President of NEU, and one of the founders of @Womans_Place_UK. She was 'uninvited' from speaking about sexism in Education at a @UKLabour Party branch.

@LabWomenDec shared her letter to that branch and others... labourwomensdeclaration.org.uk/news/we-stand-…
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For those who still think "threats to free speech" is a right wing fantasy: Prof Selina Todd is noted Oxford historian of women & the working class, due to speak today at a celebration of 50 Years of Women's Lib. At 6pm last night she was no-platformed . filia.org.uk/news/2020/2/29…
She helped organise this conference & secure funding. She has published a biography of Shelagh Delaney who wrote A Taste of Honey. But because she spoke at A Woman's Place event defending EXISTING LEGISLATION she has been silenced. Here is her WPUK speech womansplaceuk.org/2019/11/01/pow…
I wish, once again, a few leftwing, rationalist, so-called "muscular liberal" men – outspoken about other causes – would gather the courage to stop the persecution of feminist academics. #IStandWithSelina
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@selina_todd @FiLiA_charity "I am shocked to have been no-platformed by this event, organised by Oxford International Women's Festival and hosted at Exeter College. I was asked to participate in October 2019, and I explained to the organisers that some trans activists may object to my being there...
@selina_todd @FiLiA_charity "I was then told that trans activists had already expressed hostility towards the event because they claimed second-wave feminism is inherently trans-exclusionary... filia.org.uk/news/2020/2/29…
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