Blog posts


Lawford-Smith, Holly. & Hauskeller, Michael. ‘What does it mean to be a man or a woman?‘, 1st September 2020.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘“Trans women pose no threat to cis women”, you said‘, Letter [to Rebecca Solnit], 13th August 2020.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘What Is Gender Critical Feminism (and why is everyone so mad about it)?‘, Medium, 2nd September 2020.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Trans Men Are Men (But Transwomen Are Not Women)‘, Medium, 12th May 2020.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Review of Doug Murray’s The Madness of Crowds‘, Medium, 12th May 2020.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘So You’ve Been Publicly ‘Transphobe’d‘, Medium, 21st April 2020.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Provisions (Hearings)‘, Medium, 12th March 2020.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry Into Anti-Vilification Protections | 20th December 2019‘, Medium, 20th December 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Practical Suggestions For My Man Colleagues In Philosophy‘, Medium, 5th December 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘What Is A Woman?’ (Text of my talk at Feminism 2020, Wellington, 15th November 2019), Medium, 16th November 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Crossing the Gender Picket Line’, Medium, 13th October 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘#MAFS, Parliamentary Edition‘, Medium, 29th August 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Reply to Fileborn, McCann, Mitchell, & Kunjan’s ‘Victorian changes to gender on birth certificate will not increase sexual violence. Here’s why’‘, Medium, 24th August 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘‘Feminists in Support of Birth Certificate Reform in Victoria’: A Gender Critical Reply‘, Medium, 14th August 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘A Philosophical Perspective on Gender Identity’ [long version], Medium, 9th August 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘A Philosophical Perspective on Gender Identity’ [short version] (text of my talk from The Future of Sex-Based Rights, Melbourne, 8th August 2019), Medium, 9th August 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Hitching Glitterbeard Carts to Transsexual Wagons’, Medium, 12th July 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Let’s talk about sex (—based rights for Australians)’, Medium, 1st July 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘The Adoption Analogy Revisited‘, Medium, 21st June 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Talking Past Each Other About Trans/Gender‘, Medium, 14th June 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Radical Feminist Wish List, 2019’, Medium, 6th June 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘An Open Letter to Twitter’s Board of Directors’, Medium, 2nd June 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Patriarchy, misogyny, & the gender system‘, Medium, 25th May 2019.

Allen, Sophie., Jones, Jane Clare., Lawford-Smith, Holly., Leng, Mary., Reilly-Cooper, Rebecca., & Stock, Kathleen.  ‘Doing better in arguments about sex and gender‘, Medium, 23rd May 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Some thoughts about Hi-Phi Nation’s ‘For Women Only, Part II’’, Medium, 11th May 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘“A hate movement hiding behind a bunch of pseudo-feminist platitudes”: Response to ContraPoints’, Medium, 31st March 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Is it possible to change sex?’ Medium, 14th February 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘What Intersectionality Isn’t‘, Medium, 24th January 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Should companies shift to gender neutral bathrooms?’Medium, 3rd January 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘“Trans-ancestral Māori are Māori!” An alternative history‘, Medium, 4th December 2018.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Reproductive Rights are Women’s Rights‘, Medium, 3rd December 2018.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Australian Federal and State Law on Sex and Gender’, Medium, 15th October 2018.

Philosophy blogs

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Is there anything wrong with collective punishment?‘ Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, The Ethical War Blog, September, 26th September 2018.

Allen, Sophie., Finneron-Burns, Elizabeth., Jones, Jane Clare., Lawford-Smith, Holly., Leng, Mary., Reilly-Cooper, Rebecca., & Simpson, Rebecca. ‘Derogatory Language in Philosophy Journal Risks Increased Hostility and Diminished Discussion (guest post)’, Daily Nous, 27th August 2018.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Some Thought on the Hypatia Affair’, Crooked Timber, 6th May 2017.


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