Saturday, October 22, 2016

"U of T prof told to use gender pronouns students want"

The University of Toronto has slapped down a professor who openly criticized the use of gender-neutral pronouns and political correctness at the post-secondary institution.

Jordan Peterson, a psychology prof, was sent a letter Tuesday that told him that he must refer to students by whatever pronoun they wish — not just ‘he’ or ‘she’ — and that he must also refrain from making public statements on the topic.

“They had to make their decision whether they were going to make a stand for free speech or whether they were going to censor me and they’ve decided,” Peterson told the Toronto Sun Wednesday. “It’s unfortunate; I’m not happy about it; I’m disappointed.

“But it doesn’t surprise me because it is the fact that such things are happening that was the motivation for me to make the damn videos to begin with,” he said.

The professor published two YouTube videos on the topic of political correctness in response to the university’s plan to conduct anti-racism and anti-bias programs.

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edutcher said...

Tell 'em to get a clue.

Look down, see what ya got, boy or girl.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

They slapped down Glenn Reynolds too. You will be made to care, or give up that tenured job.

The choice is keep working there or quit (or get fired). And never get hired anywhere else.

bagoh20 said...

I would think that the demand for a non-PC university with real professors would be an enormously profitable opportunity. There should be a place for such people to go and do real teaching.