Sussex University Professor Kathleen Stock has announced her resignation today on Twitter after a targeted bullying campaign was launched against her by trans activists.
In a statement published to Twitter, Stock said that she was "leaving Sussex University. This has been a very difficult few years, but the leadership’s approach more recently has been admirable and decent. I hope that other institutions in similar situations can learn from this."
"This has been an absolutely horrible time for me and my family. I’m putting it behind me now. On to brighter things soon, I hope," she added.
Stock was warned that she should stay away from campus after gender ideologue students renewed their campaign for her to be sacked, warning that they would escalate these protests until the university capitulated to their demand.
On October 5, just before giving a lecture on campus, philosophy professor Kathleen Stock found stickers in the women's toilets accusing her of "transphobic shit." To protect herself, she moved her talk online.
The following morning, Stock found the underpass leading to campus covered in posters demanding her termination. The posters read "We're not paying £9,250 a year for transphobia," and "Fire Stock… whose salary comes from our pockets." Another poster featured a trans-flag-colored venomous snake with the caption "We are only safe together."
Tom Canham, founder of Drag Queen Story Time, suggested that the radicalized students were right to "feel unsafe" because Stock objected to men using women's toilets, misrepresenting this as an objection to men accessing any toilet facilities on campus, and a "welfare" issue. Notably, he was unconcerned about Stock's welfare.
Kathleen Stock is the analytic philosopher specializing in gender theory who, in 2018, entered the conflict between women's rights and the claims of men who consider 'woman' to be an identity available for them to toy with. She has given evidence in Parliament and was awarded an OBE for services to her profession.
Numerous figures commented on Stock's resignation, expressing disappointment that it had come to this. Douglas Murray, for instance, said that he was "so sorry to hear this. Sussex University is a second-rate university that has just lost a first-rate academic."
Journalist and Feminist activist Julie Bindel wrote that "Sussex University admits Kathleen Stock was bullied."
"Good to see them saying they want to put it right but should never happen in the first place. Everyone could see that the latest disgraceful student campaign was a timebomb waiting," she added.
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