TERF wars: An introduction

  title={TERF wars: An introduction},
  author={Ruth Pearce and Sonja Erikainen and Benjamin William Vincent},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={677 - 698}
In the academic year of 2017–18, one of the editors of this volume convened a course on gender and sexuality at a UK university. The course elicited overwhelmingly positive feedback from students. However, following examinations an invigilator expressed concern, communicated via management, with the language some students used in their answers. Specifically, the invigilator took issue with students employing the acronym ‘TERF’ (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist) to criticise a range of… 
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