There's an inclination to laugh at this but it wouldn't be right, because it's serious. After decades of leftist encouragement, direct or otherwise, for all manner of 'identitarian' nonsense, the chickens have come home to roost. The run-of-the-mill 'well-intentioned Left' of academia is now confronted with a Kafkaesque, reductio ad absurdum nightmare: under frontal assault (and I do mean frontal) by the militant 'trans identity' movement to a point where freedom of speech - and much else besides - is quite evidently a thing of the past in several UK universities. (There are universities in the USA just as bad.)
Sit down, pour a stiff drink and read this: a compendium of appalling personal accounts compiled by the redoubtable and greatly-to-be-admired Kathleen Stock, on behalf of rational feminist educators everywhere.
But not just them, because this is truly baleful and if not stopped in its tracks will eventually flood out of academe and inflict itself on us all. And - I remind you - Penny Mordaunt, Tory MP and Secretary of State for Defence, is complicit also.
For the antidote, let me even things up and suggest you read this, too, which restores a little of what the equally redoubtable Brian Leiter terms "intellectual hygiene". Written in a nicely ironic tone, but making the point strongly at the same time.