Ann Henderson isn’t your normal image of a bigot.

A lifelong feminist, she worked as a train driver after she graduated from Edinburgh University. She promoted women’s equality in the NUR, rose to be assistant secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress and became a member of the Women’s National Commission.  

Then she had the misfortune to be elected Rector of Edinburgh University in 2018.  What happened next is becoming all too typical of the experience of feminists in our institutions of higher learning.

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