Trans ideology is ‘anti-feminist and intellectually incoherent’, says leading professor

Trans ideology is ‘anti-feminist and intellectually incoherent’, says leading professor

US is ‘behind UK’ on trans debate

Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 21/05/2024

- 13:51

US author Robert Jensen claims he has been "cancelled" in the US for his views on the transgender debate

US author Robert Jensen has argued that trans ideology is "anti-feminist and intellectually incoherent" as he spoke about his views on the debate.

The outspoken critic is not shy when it comes to speaking out on his views about transgender in July 2014, MonkeyWrench Books collective cut all ties with Jensen over his article reviewing two feminist books that critiqued transgender identity.

Speaking to Jacob Rees-Mogg on GBN America, Jensen said: "The first radical feminist critique of the ideology of the trans movement came in the late 1970s by an extraordinary feminist philosopher who's done work on violence and prostitution.

"I think feminists did lead the way in this debate.

Robert Jensen

Jensen is an outspoken critic on trans identity


"In this case, I think the UK is far ahead of the US because of the debate over what it means for instance, for a male to claim to be female and therefore claim access to women's spaces.

"That debate is much more interesting in the UK than in the US.

"Unfortunately, my left-liberal comrades have all pretty much embraced the trans idea, and I think that's to the detriment of girls and women.

"I think it's to the detriment of basic intellectual life. I think there are a lot of problems with the claims the trans movement makes."

The professor also discussed the impact that being "cancelled" had on him.

After he published his views, he was "uninvited to speaking events" and was "pushed out of organisations."

Transgender protest

The professor said that the UK is further ahead than the US in this debate


He told GBNA: "I have been cancelled many times. I've been pushed out of spaces."

He explained: "I started writing about the trans issue ten years ago, and I pointed out that the trans argument is intellectually incoherent.

"It's not just that I don't understand it, it's impossible to make sense of it."

Jacob Rees-Mogg, Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen spoke to Jacob Rees-Mogg on GBN America


"It is also inconsistent with what I call an ecological worldview, a way of understanding the human body.

"For my troubles, I have lost many friends, I have been pushed out of organisations, I have had speaking invitations withdrawn.

"I am not whining, I am not asking people to feel sorry for me. I am fine.

"My concern is how this affects other people. People see these actions being taken against me and they self-censor."

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