Without fail, every single time I enter the discussion around Gender Critical speech panics numerous GCs contact my employer to demand I be sacked.

So, please forgive me from rolling my eyes at the idea that particular demand is beyond the pale.
Apologies for returning to this, but I'm actually rather shocked at how quickly so-called liberals have jumped on the bandwagon of those seeking to ban student protest.

What happened to engaging opinions you don't agree with?

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14 Oct
I am sorry Stock feels she cannot teach this semester under the circumstances. On a human level, I sense she is a very sensitive person performing confidence and has been egged on by her audience and cynical lobbyist, politicians. Image
This resulted in a loss of perspective, which can be very disorienting and troubling as one reality constructed in a supportive bubble meets actual reality.

In this instance it appears to have been the statement by Sussex UCU that broke the camel's back (to mix metaphors)
But, consider what Stock was expecting there: she, not a union member, wanted the branch to support 'academic freedom', which it did: it said no one should be fired or harrassed.
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16 Dec 19
Having reflected on #UKelection2019, here's some thoughts:

There's a clear divide within the nation and the Labour party, which has been channelled into Leave/Remain, which is why Brexit was decisive. Corbyn as leader was also a cypher for this divide /1
The long-term structural issues are neoliberal globalisation, deindustrialisation and the shift to a knowledge economy, in which many regions are left-behind. The left/liberal classes have not presented a viable solution to this problem for decades /2
This is due to a bubble in which, more or less, middle-class people, with time to invest in politics - whether through their work (media, academia, law, etc.), or as hobby/commitment/lifestyle - are constructing the priorities of 'what is to be done?' /3
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7 Nov 18
Was going to make this clarification this morning anyway - because, as I mentioned Monday, I do not want to criticise wonks unduly:

But, having had several constructive conversations with wonks online & in person, I stand by my view these are good people, doing by and large, good work - the crux of my complaint is ultimately around different ideas of what politics is and the role of critique in HE policy.
So, this is more an articulation of what I see myself representing, and, without wishing to speak on its behalf, what I see the emerging field of #CriticalUniversityStudies could contribute to address our current crises in HE.
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