BURLINGTON — Lesbian feminist Peggy Luhrs and her group Gender Critical Vermont have been forced to cancel a discussion at the Fletcher Free Library about the clash between transgenderism and feminism, according to reports by WCAX and Seven Days.
Luhrs and her group maintain that the transgender movement’s denial of biological sexes is a threat to feminism and Title IX protections. But transgender activists in the city are calling Luhrs “a transphobe and a trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” WCAX reported.
Luhrs defended herself and her views in an interview with WCAX, saying it’s not transphobic to assert that the human race is comprised of two sexes: male and female.
“They say biology is transphobic. Well, I’m sorry but you’re not going to win that argument,” she told WCAX.
Luhrs says the group expects to reschedule the event, but that the protests planned for the Tuesday night meeting had created an unsafe environment.