Academic Says Trans Women Are Parasites For ‘Occupying The Bodies Of The Oppressed’

An academic who reportedly compared trans people to parasites during an event held at the British Parliament has been accused by LGBTQ rights advocates of using “fascist” and “dehumanising” language.

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Sheila Jeffreys, an Australian feminist academic and former professor of political science at the University of Melbourne, told an audience at the House of Commons on Wednesday that trans women “parasitically occupy” women’s bodies, Pink News reported.

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“When men claim to be women…and parasitically occupy the bodies of the oppressed, they speak for the oppressed,” she said while giving a presentation titled “Transgenderism and the Assault on Feminism.”

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