“stormed the room … unplugged the projector and threw flour at the speaker”
A student mob made up of trans activists and supporters at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, recently shut down a talk by a gay professor.
Robert Wintemute, who teaches human rights law at King’s College London, was at McGill to talk about separating the T (transgender) from LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) and to discuss women’s rights in relation to the trans movement.
Jennifer Kabbany reports at The College Fix:
Trans-rights protesters shut down gay professor’s ‘divorce LGB from T’ talk
Trans-rights advocates’ rowdy protest shut down a talk about women’s rights at McGill University on Tuesday given by Robert Wintemute, a professor of human rights law at King’s College London.
His talk at McGill University in Canada titled “The Sex vs. Gender (Identity) Debate In the United Kingdom and the Divorce of LGB from T Event” ended abruptly after about 100 demonstrators “stormed the room … unplugged the projector and threw flour at the speaker, and the walls inside the faculty building were vandalized as well,” reported CTV News Montreal.
Wintemute is also a trustee for a U.K.-based group called LBG Alliance and his speech was aimed in part at discussing biological women’s rights in the wake of the transgender movement’s gains.
But protesters called Wintemute and his talk “transphobic and trans-exclusionary,” CBC reported, quoting Celeste Trianon, a trans activist who led the protest against the event, as saying: “The T (trans) is so much more vulnerable than the rest of LGB. I think there’s tons of scientific evidence speaking to that.”
LBG Alliance tweeted on Wednesday that it’s “disgraceful that an eminent gay professor of human rights law was unable to discuss gay rights. Gay people still have rights, don’t we?”
One of our trustees Rob Wintemute was prevented from speaking at McGill University in Montreal by a baying mob.
It's disgraceful that an eminent gay professor of human rights law was unable to discuss gay rights. Gay people still have rights, don't we?https://t.co/N2N1z31Ogd
— LGB Alliance (@ALLIANCELGB) January 11, 2023
Watch the mob in the video below as they chant “Get out!” over and over:
Student protesters, trans rights activists storm McGill University talk on sex vs. gender, shutting it down. They claimed that the speaker, Robert Wintermute, is "notoriously transphobic and trans-exclusionary."pic.twitter.com/nH2d8cF9cf
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 11, 2023
Many of those students wouldn’t think twice about calling their perceived political opponents fascists.
The CBC has more:
Trans rights advocates stormed into a talk Tuesday afternoon at McGill University led by a speaker associated with a group they say is “notoriously transphobic and trans-exclusionary.”
The talk was ultimately cancelled shortly after it started.
McGill University’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) hosted the event, titled Sex vs. Gender (Identity) Debate In the United Kingdom and the Divorce of LGB from T. It was led by McGill alumnus Robert Wintemute…
“The T (trans) is so much more vulnerable than the rest of LGB. I think there’s tons of scientific evidence speaking to that,” said Celeste Trianon, a trans activist who led the protest against the event.
Trianon said Wintemute’s talk excludes transgender people’s rights and is transphobic, further discriminating against the community.
But Wintemute, the man at the centre of the controversy, maintains he does not promote transphobic views and describes the reaction to his talk as “hysterical.”…
Any discussion or criticism is seen as “hate speech,” he said. The protesters held signs saying “no debate,” he noted, “and many women around the world disagree.” The idea that his seminar would lead to genocide of trans people is “absolutely absurd,” he said.
McGill University has a history of radicalism which we have documented over the years.
In 2017, a McGill student called for “punching Zionists” and faced no real punishment.
In 2020, McGill students demanded that a professor be stripped of emeritus status because he dared to criticize social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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