Defend Feminists recently learned of the case of Peggy Luhrs, lesbian feminist activist and scholar from Burlington, Vermont. Peggy attempted to hold a talk at the public library in her town about sex and gender and was called “hateful” by city council members, the mayor and library officials alike. For fear of being shouted down by trans activists, she cancelled the talk.
On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Luhrs’ situation in Burlington was featured in the Post Millenial.
“This is not the first time in the past couple of years that Luhrs, who has been an active leader for many years in the women’s movement, has come under fire in the community. Many of us began to take note of her latest saga when she shared on Facebook about having her scheduled talk on Female Erasure in August of 2018 at the Peace and Justice Center cancelled after outcries from trans activists about the event.”
“Considering the kinds of protests, cancel culture silencings, and threats of violence that have been known to happen in other places towards other feminists, women’s rights activists, and their meetings, Peggy Luhrs had a very valid safety concern in making the decision to cancel her library talk.”