Author Topic: What the heck is going on at universities??  (Read 8129 times)

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What the heck is going on at universities??
« on: November 22, 2017, 05:44:07 AM »
"Wilfrid Laurier graduate student delivers a wake-up call"
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/lindsay-shepherd-delivers-a-wake-up-call/article37033031/

A teaching assistant showed a five-minute clip of a debate on gender pronouns aired on a public service broadcaster in Ontario. The clip happened to feature Jordan Peterson, who has been associated with right-wing (some of them far-right) groups. The student was called into a reprimand with three professors.

The audio recording of that reprimand is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdFlKaJv4g

What hypocrisy displayed by these professors!


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Re: What the heck is going on at universities??
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 08:35:39 AM »
So the only scientist left in there is a 22 year old teaching assistant? I take off my hat for he for keeping her foot down.

"I thought, if this is something that can cause you to lose your teaching-assistant job, then I don't want to be here"
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Re: What the heck is going on at universities??
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 12:07:49 PM »
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Richard Spencer is a figure without academic credibility so we can't present his views

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We can't present his views because it would give him credibility

Yep that makes sense.

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Re: What the heck is going on at universities??
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 12:18:53 PM »
What is going on at universities?  Complete insanity.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/11/the-surprising-revolt-at-reed/544682/

There is too much utter lunacy in this article for one quote to do it justice, but here's one quote anyway.

"During Martínez Valdivia’s lecture on Sappho, protesters sat together in the seats wearing all black; they confronted her after class, with at least one of them yelling at the professor about her past trauma, bringing her to tears. “I am intimidated by these students,” Martínez Valdivia later wrote, noting she is “scared to teach courses on race, gender, or sexuality, or even texts that bring these issues up in any way—and I am a gay mixed-race woman.” Such fear, she revealed in an op-ed for The Washington Post, prompted some of her colleagues— “including people of color, immigrants, and those without tenure”—to avoid lecturing altogether."

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Re: What the heck is going on at universities??
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 12:19:30 PM »
The interrogator is a Marxist:
https://www.facebook.com/drjordanpeterson/posts/1598402340223895

What I find interesting is that a scholar whose philosophy led to the death of 100 million people world wide is perfectly acceptable but the Agenda on TVO of all places is considered too controversial to show in a classroom.

Just for context, TVO which stands for TV Ontario and is an extremely innocuous television channel that is about as controversial as apple pie.
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Re: What the heck is going on at universities??
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 12:25:05 PM »
The interrogator is a Marxist:
https://www.facebook.com/drjordanpeterson/posts/1598402340223895

What I find interesting is that a scholar whose philosophy led to the death of 100 million people world wide is perfectly acceptable but the Agenda on TVO of all places is considered too controversial to show in a classroom.

Just for context, TVO which stands for TV Ontario and is an extremely innocuous television channel that is about as controversial as apple pie.

I'm sure there are professors or college students that would tell you that apple pie is sexist.  Historically women made apple pies on thanksgiving more often than men.  Men, the barbarians, just ate them.

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Re: What the heck is going on at universities??
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 12:36:49 PM »
The crazy alt-right professor that the TA presented was this guy:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Peterson

Who is not alt-right, although he has many alt-right supporters.

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Re: What the heck is going on at universities??
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 01:04:17 PM »
I've seen so many ridiculous stories like this over the past few years. I don't get it. Of all places, Uni's are exactly the places to have these debates.

If you ask me, Uni administrations/deans need to take a stronger stance. Perhaps maybe they would rather cater to 18 year-olds with upset feelings (who are paying $50k/year) rather than take a principled approach.
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Re: What the heck is going on at universities??
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 06:25:57 PM »
People on the right need to be aware that their rights are under attack and this puts a spotlight on it.  Her career is now toast.  I see her as a martyr.