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Transgender politics: are all ideas equal? November 2015

Germaine Greer’s appearance at a UK University was almost stopped by a petition because of views she expressed about transgender people.

Many disagree with statements she made during an appearance on the BBC’s Newsnight program this week, with some claiming her recent views on transgender people are misogynistic, controversial and transphobic.

Should controversial views be gagged at universities, or is conflict and controversy essential for engaged debate?

Listen to radio interview with Sheila Jeffreys on ABC Radio here.