I care about the rights of women, down to the fundamental right of self-determination. I care because I know women are still exploited and discriminated against on the basis of sex, and denying the reality of sex will make fighting against exploitation and discrimination impossible. I care about our right to knowledge and intellectual freedom and I see it being curtailed. I care about children being medicated and operated on. I care about the right of lesbian to their own sexual orientation.
I have been vocal on social media. Written to charities and organisations to remind them of their duties under the EA. Submitted many FoI requests and complained to the Charity Commission about Stonewall. Written an academic article. Written articles for Uncommon Ground. Written to newspapers. Spoken to friends.
I have been suspended from Twitter (overturned by Better Business Bureau).
I have received threats of death and rape on social media.
I have been blocked by academic colleagues, and by my own alma mater, the University of Glasgow on Twitter.
Mermaids contacted my university in Germany to have me fired.
The School of Law in Glasgow rescinded my associate position (though I cannot prove this is the reason).
I have been told by the HR department in my university that they are often contacted by academics and members of the public either by email or through Twitter, to complain about my ideas.
Alessandra Asteriti, Junior Professor of International Economics, Germany