Insane ideas such as men being allowed to use female changing rooms are spreading wild and fast on transgender issue

A letter from Elijah Traven:

Queen’s University in Belfast's new policy is similar to other universities, where extremist plans have been implemented
Queen’s University in Belfast's new policy is similar to other universities, where extremist plans have been implemented

I am not as shocked as I might be at your front page headline news story on Monday (‘Queen’s university’s trans code of conduct under fire,’ November 30).

I have seen this happening at many other universities and organisations on the mainland.

I think insane ideas, such as biological men being allowed to use female changing rooms if they identify as female, are spreading wild and fast on this transgender issue.

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Our collective personal security is being systematically undermined by some of the more extreme activists.

And as your article shows they are blocking scientific investigation. Who with a public profile would dare stand out? Only the bravest.

I saw how a ferocious assault was launched on the Morning Star, after they had published a humorous cartoon. Trade unions were used to threaten its funding and sales.

There has been similar pressure at the other end of the news and ideas spectrum, with threats to the Spectator magazine’s advertising revenue.

Such extremists need taking on, we need a full scale parliamentary investigation.

I am held strong by the fact that it is a minority of countries though Europe, north America and Australia that are overwhelmed with these controversies.

It’s a contagion but a contagion with limits. It is leading to strong reactions and determination to stop it in most countries of the world. The problem is the pressure being put on non Western countries and some countries in Europe to conform or face all kinds of sanctions.

I have a Twitter account with 1,600 followers and I only occasionally retweet opposition to the more insane trans policies because I do not want my account to come under fire from Twitter as the activists are massively organised and involved in large scale intimidation.

I took part in the online discussion for a few months but the viciousness and violence of these perpetrators so disturbed me that I pulled out as nothing can be gained there.

I learnt enough about the issue to preserve my opinions and beliefs and see clearly what society was up against.

It will get worse before reason sets in and the the extremists are checked.

It is a battle against the forces of unreason.

Elijah Traven, Hull

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