University scrubs film screening after trans rights protest

The screening of a controversial film asserting that women are defined solely by their biological sex has been cancelled by Edinburgh University after trans rights activists occupied entrances to the venue, writes Severin Carrell for The Guardian.

The screening of the documentary Adult Human Female was organised with the university’s support after a previous event in December was prevented from taking place when protesters confronted audience members and occupied a screening room minutes before it was due to be shown.

Critics of the film accuse it of being transphobic by denying that trans women have equality with biological women, and claim it puts forward unevidenced arguments. Its supporters argue that it sets out the legal and biological basis for sex, and the necessity for protecting sex-based rights.
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