Afterword: TERF wars in the time of COVID-19

Ruth Pearce, Sonja Erikainen, Ben Vincent

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We conceived of this collection at a different time.
As an editorial team, we were spurred to action in 2018. The catalyst for this was the rapidly growing number of publications which spread fear and misinformation about trans and non-binary people and the supposed danger that we pose to women, children, and the established moral order, especially that of the ‘West’. An untold number of these were published (and continue to be found) in the mainstream media, bringing ideas from the far-right and from trans-exclusionary branches of feminism alike to a mass audience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-698
Number of pages11
JournalThe Social Review Monographs
Issue number4
Early online date10 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

This scholarship was supported in part by the Wellcome Trust (grant number 209519/Z/17/Z).


  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • discrimination
  • transgender
  • transphobia


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