The sixth-form pupil who dared to question trans ideology has warned ‘there is no forgiveness for those branded transphobic’ as she reveals that she self-harmed and relapsed into anorexia when teachers sided with the bullies to hound her out of the school.
Britain’s ‘cancel culture‘ crisis was pulled into sharp focus last month after it was claimed that the 18-year-old A-level student was branded a ‘heretic’ for questioning pro-trans remarks made by the member of the House of Lords when she visited the school.
The sixth-former was reportedly subjected to a verbal ‘pile-on’ by up to 60 students after debating her views with the peer during a questions-and-answers session at the private school in the Home Counties.
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, the Baroness at the heart of the dispute defended Kate’s right to freedom of expression – joining free speech advocates including Tory minister Nadhim Zahawi and JK Rowling, who have both been excoriated by trans activists.
Speaking out for the first time, the pupil has described how the experience of being condemned by teachers and pupils alike was so harrowing that she self-harmed on school premises, was made to sit on her own in the library, and ultimately forced her to drop out.
Giving the name ‘Kate’ to Unherd‘s Julie Bindel, the 18-year-old told the feminist journalist that the school fell under the influence of LGBT charity Stonewall, which runs a controversial diversity scheme for hundreds of British organisations and has lobbied for gender-neutral language in legislation.
She described how she had challenged the visiting Baroness over what she considered to be her ‘righteous denunciation of her peers as irredeemably transphobic’.