The 29-year-old PhD student from the University of Bristol says that bullying a transgender activist has made her feel unsafe on campus and can cost her a visa
- Raquel Rosario-Sanchez, 29, said the abuse soon began after her promotion
- Rosario-Sanchez filed a formal complaint against the transgender activist
- The abuse escalated from there and she had thrown eggs and milkshakes at her
Raquel Rosario-Sanchez, (photo) from the Dominican Republic, said the intimidation only started a few months after her arrival to obtain her doctorate at the University Center for Gender and Violence Research
A PhD student from the University of Bristol has claimed that bullying a transgender activist has made her feel unsafe on campus and may even cost her a visa.
The abuse started just two months after Raquel Rosario-Sanchez, from the Dominican Republic, started her doctorate at the University of Bristol after she agreed to chair a meeting of the Woman's Place UK group.
The 29-year-old filed a complaint with the university against the transgender student and formal disciplinary proceedings were started.
The bullying escalated from there, because she had thrown eggs and milkshakes at her, was called & # 39; horrible scum & # 39; and had organized a series of protests against her.
She said The Sunday Times: & # 39; I no longer feel safe on campus. Most people who are victims of abuse by transactivists are silent, because if you file a complaint, you undergo the threat campaign I have experienced. & # 39;
Raquel Rosario-Sanchez, from the Dominican Republic, is studying for her PhD at the Center for Gender and Violence Research at Bristol University
It took the university a year to investigate the allegations, but no disciplinary action was taken.
Rosario-Sanchez said the harassment has made her lag behind in her promotion and she has missed her progress overview, so she can no longer receive funding from the Dominican Republic.
She is now faced with losing her visa or taking out a large loan to finance the rest of her studies.
The University of Bristol said: & We believe that every effort has been made to support Mrs Rosario-Sanchez.
& # 39; Matters relating to individual disciplinary cases are confidential, therefore we cannot comment further. & # 39;
It is in the midst of unrest from academics who fear that freedom of expression may be stopped by students who claim they are transphobic.
Rosario-Sanchez PhD candidate, Dr. Emma Williamson, head of the University Center for Gender and Violence Research: As employees, we cannot advise students to be confident in the university's complaints procedures if they do not handle complaints in time. , safe, transparent and honest way.
& # 39; I don't know what I can say in the future to a student who complains about being bullied and who is afraid of their safety. & # 39;
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