I think the reaction is actually demonstrating some of the points made.
Anyone seen the film "Divergent"?
some student unions have also become preventors of opinion and overzealous of crushing any debate. Creating a sort of equality "newspeak"
I have sympathy with the point about differences in traits being equated to oppression too. A totalitarian approach to equality is not equality at all, indeed it may well be substantially worse than the problem.