More than one way to disappear

The BBC tells us:

BBC Eye investigates the disappearance of Sophia Huang Xueqin, a high-profile feminist journalist who kick-started China’s #MeToo movement.

Spoiler: it was the secret police.

In the summer of 2021, Sophia was awarded a prestigious Chevening scholarship funded by the British government to pursue gender studies at the University of Sussex.

Oh no. That’s the last place a feminist should go for further education. Actually it seems that any UK university is that, but Sussex has a record.

The Beeb goes on to say that China has detained tens of thousands of activists in recent years and that Sophia Huang Xueqin is expected to face trial for “inciting subversion of state power” and that her story is being erased.

I have to wonder if she realized the University of Sussex, had she arrived there safely, would have told her that men are women if they say they are, that women have no right to say that men are not women or to say women need spaces away from men and services for women only. I wonder if it would have warned her that women who refuse to agree that men are women are called “terfs” and subject to intense bullying and shunning.

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