Free speech

  • Eventbrite Woman’s Place UK

    Last week, Woman’s Place UK’s next webinar ‘Defending Women’s Spaces‘ was removed by Eventbrite from its ticketing site. Woman’s Place UK has organised 31 public meetings, 11 webinars and...

  • WPUK & Billy Bragg

    When Billy Bragg implied women fighting for sex-based rights were akin to Nazis, we invited him to a pubilc discussion. He declined.

  • Oxford Mail: Right of Reply

    Our response to misrepresentations of our campaign in the Oxford Mail.

  • WPUK: UCL and Stonewall

    We are aware of an article in a student publication attacking UCL for their decision not to renew membership of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index. The article makes baseless allegations...

  • What Jacobin gets wrong about Woman’s Place UK

    On the 9th October, Jacobin published an article by Mark Montegriffo which misrepresented our campaign. On 12th October, we wrote to Jacobin to request a right of reply. We...

  • David Lammy on the Today Programme

    On the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday 29th September 2021, David Lammy was asked about the comments he made at a Labour Party Conference fringe meeting...

  • Woman’s Place UK Portsmouth: Jean Hatchet

    This is the text of a speech given by Jean Hatchet at our meeting co-hosted by Portsmouth University on Thursday 16th September 2021, A Woman’s Place is asking big questions.  The event is...

  • John McDonnell on LBC

    On Tom Swarbrick's show on LBC on Sunday 26th September 2021, John McDonnell was asked if it is transphobic to say only women have a cervix. These comments were made...

  • Keir Starmer on the Andrew Marr Show

    On the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday 26th September 2021, the leader of the Labour Party was asked if it was transphobic to say only women have a cervix. This...

  • Woman’s Place UK Portsmouth: Kiri Tunks

    This is the text of a speech given by co-founder of Woman's Place UK, Kiri Tunks, at our meeting co-hosted by Portsmouth University on Thursday 16th September 2021, A...

  • Holding NGOs to account

    Holding NGOs to Account Women’s rights are human rights: and yet, in the past few years, the best-known NGO defending human rights, Amnesty International, has adopted policies that are...

  • Ann Henderson: Reflections on the University of Edinburgh

    We are proud to publish the following account by Ann Henderson of her time as Rector of the University of Edinburgh. During her three-year tenure Ann was repeatedly subjected to...

  • Why it’s time for universities to break ties with Stonewall

    University of Essex apologises Today came the welcome news that the University of Essex has openly apologised to two female academics who had their invitations to speak at the...

  • National Education Union asserts importance of debate

    Delegates at the National Education Union (NEU) conference recently passed a motion which asserts the importance of discussion and debate, with 75 per cent voting in favour. The text...

  • Time for a left wing defence of academic freedom

    Gavin Williamson’s free speech proposals: a win for women? When Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced his government’s proposals to protect free speech in universities in England there was a...

  • Woman’s Place UK submission on freedom of expression Amendments (Hate Crime and Public Order Bill)

    This is the submission WPUK made on 21st February to the Scottish Government’s Justice Committee. We welcome the opportunity to provide further evidence to the Justice Committee on the...

  • We stand with Kiri: Labour and women’s voices

    Labour Women’s Declaration stands in solidarity with Kiri Tunks Thank you Labour Women’s Declaration for your solidarity with our co-founder, Kiri Tunks, who was ‘un-invited’ from speaking on challenging...

  • Edinburgh Labour Students

    This statement was updated on 27th October to note the withdrawal of the offending statement by Edinburgh Labour Students. Please see update at the end. Edinburgh Labour Students today...

  • Joint Statement on comments made by BBC Woman’s Hour 20th October 2020

    Today, 20th Oct, BBC Woman’s Hour hosted an excellent discussion on the politicization of Mumsnet with feminist scholar Sarah Pedersen (at approx 25mins). The discussion looked at the growth...

  • The Political Erasure of Sex

    We are delighted to be supporting this important new work by Jane Clare Jones. We reproduce here the blurb from the Political Erasure of Sex website: “The Political Erasure...