Media articles

I wrote…

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘The end of gender… identity‘, Feminist Current, 17th September 2020.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Brave New World For Women, If Anyone Can Join‘, The Australian, 20th December 2019. (Reprinted at On Line Opinion, 23rd December 2019).

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Just How Bad Is It To Misgender Someone?The Age, 1st October 2019. (Also printed in the Sydney Morning Herald, 1st October 2019).

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Misgivings about Racial and Religious Tolerance Amendment Bill’, The Age, 21st September 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘How The Trans Rights Movement is Turning Philosophers Into Activists‘, Quillette, 20th September 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Gender as Identity vs. Gender as Norms‘, Institute of Art and Ideas, 11th September 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Why some feminists oppose allowing people to choose their sex on birth certificates’, The Conversation, 23rd August 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. [Alongside other contributors, including Julie Bindel & Kathleen Stock]. ‘How can philosophy help us understand transgender experiences?’ Institute of Art and Ideas, 26th July 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Implications of sex-change act amendment have not been fully explored‘, The Age, 7th July 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Academic mobbing needs to be challenged, both inside and outside the university‘, Feminist Current, 26th June 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘When hundreds of women are dying as a result of sex, it’s a sure sign men are doing something wrong’, The Article, 18th April 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘If anyone can choose to be female, what happens to women’s rights?The Australian, 28th February 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Is it possible to change sex?‘ The Article, 19th February 2019.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. & Vicendese, Emily. ‘Does ‘Gender Identity’ Preclude Male Violence? Reply to Finlayson, Jenkins, and Worsdale’, Conatus News, 20th November 2018.

Chappell, Sophie-Grace., & Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Transgender: a dialogue’, Aeon, 15th November 2018.

Lawford-Smith, Holly., & Vicendese, Emily. ‘Penises don’t kill people, people with penises do’, Feminist Current, 16th August 2018.

Swearer, Stephen., Jessup, Brad., Lawford-Smith, Holly., Patterson, Jeannie., Bell, Simon., & Beer, Tania. ‘Why the plastic bag backflip is a bad idea’, Pursuit, 1st August 2018.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Speaking on behalf of…Aeon, July 11th 2018.

Barry, Christian. & Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Critics Pour Cold Water on Ice Bucket Challenge. Are They Right?The Conversation, 27th August 2014.

And I’m quoted in…

Saville, Margot. ‘JK Rowling and the curse of the trans character who wasn’t there‘, Crikey, 21st September 2020.

Lane, Bernard. ‘Free speech ‘in play’ over women’s sport‘, The Australian, 11th September 2020.

Saville, Margot. ‘What does self-ID mean for the rights of women?Crikey, 14th February 2020.

Lane, Bernard. ‘Trans Therapy Law May Harm Child Patients‘, The Australian, 20th January 2020.

Johnson, Emily. & Zhang, Stephanie. ‘Petitions, Protests and Sex Based Events‘, Farrago, 24th September 2019.

Akerman, Tessa. ‘Choice of sex on birth certificates becomes law in Victoria‘, The Australian, 29th August 2019.

The Weekend Australian. ‘Not all oppression of the sisterhood is worthy of attention from our progressive organs‘, The Weekend Australian, 31st July 2019.

Lane, Bernard. ‘The balls now in feminists’ court‘, The Australian, 27th July 2019.

Lane, Bernard. ‘New Victorian sex law a gender headache‘, The Australian, 27th July 2019.

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