Rosa Freedman and Jo Phoenix

Rosa Freedman a professor of law, conflict and global development at the University of Reading. Jo Phoenix is a professor of criminology at the Open University.

When feminists fight back

We have been told that our mere presence as academics makes students feel unsafe. We have been threatened with violence, disinvited from speaking and even blacklisted. We have had our academic freedom curtailed. Our crime? Asserting that there are two sexes — male and female — and for insisting that some spaces are legally allowed