Feminists who refuse to recognize transgender women as women could be banned from speaking at a UK university. Bristol students’ union wants to ‘no-platform’ so-called Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs).
The ‘TERF’ speakers denounce trans women as not “real,” and claim they have no authority to speak on women’s issues because they were born a different gender. Some TERFs refer to themselves “gender-critical feminists.”
The animosity between trans people and TERFs has often resulted in violent and abusive scenes. Late last year, the rival groups brawled in a central London park, resulting in injuries and a police investigation.