A FEMINIST artist who was due to speak at Oxford Brookes University tonight has had her talk cancelled at the last minute after accusations from students that she is transphobic.

Rachel Ara announced on Twitter this morning that her event had been cancelled after complaints from students and speculated that her art is 'too challenging for today's youth'.

It comes after Oxford Brookes LGBTQ+ society sent a letter to the university's pro-vice chancellor, professor Anne-Marie Kilday, condemning the invitation to the artist to speak at the university because of her alleged transphobic views.

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Ms Ara, who won the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 for her project This Much I’m Worth, was due to speak today about her work at Oxford Brookes School of Arts. 

In the letter to the professor, the LGBTQ+ society said: "Rachel Ara is a trans exclusionary radical feminist (TERF) who frequently shares transphobic discourse on her social media.

"She has openly showed support for the "LGB Alliance" which is openly transphobic and seeks to isolate trans people within the LGBTQ+ movement.

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"She has also openly shown support for Selina Todd, who is a strong advocate of "A Woman's Place, a transphobic organisation acting under the guise of academic freedom."

Ms Todd, a professor of modern history at University of Oxford and tutor at St Hilda, was accused of being ‘transphobic’ by students at the college.

Ms Ara posted on Twitter earlier today announcing the cancellation of her talk and said:

The account TerfsOutOfArt was the first to accuse the artist of transphobic behaviour and pointed out previous engagement on social media with alleged transphobic accounts. 

They posted on Monday encouraging Oxford Brookes students and staff to raise complaints with the university.