Lecturers face backlash as report could encourage silencing of gender-critical speakers on campus

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Dr Bryn Harris, chief legal counsel at the Free Speech Union, told The Telegraph: “This paper ought to come with a prominent disclaimer, ideally along the lines of ‘Ignore this paper – it’s largely wrong’. It focuses on harassment but refuses to engage with the relevant statutory test – when is it reasonable in an academic context to perceive conduct as harassment? ‘Very rarely’ is the likely answer. It is comically ungenerous in its depiction of gender-critical beliefs.”

Ewan Somerville, The Telegraph, 10th December 2022.