When Will We Stop Catering to Social Justice Morons?
When Will We Stop Catering to Social Justice Morons?
This morning, I wrote about the screeching social justice zealots at UArts in Philadelphia targeting academic icon Camille Paglia. Luckily, university president David Yager has so far stood strong in the face of pressure and refused to dismiss the brilliant professor for merely voicing opposition to the extremist agenda of the ass chafed. Other academics haven’t been so lucky.
This morning, I woke up to find out that Harvard University has fired law professor Ronald Sullivan as undergraduate residence Winthrop House faculty dean, because his decision to join the defense team of accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein was causing “trauma” to its sheltered, spoiled students.
The university also fired Sullivan’s wife Stephanie Robinson. She and her husband were the first African-Americans to serve in the positions as co-faculty deans.
Danu Mudannayake, one the students leading the campaign to remove Sullivan, described the professor’s representation of Weinstein as “not only upsetting, but deeply trauma-inducing” and evidence that he “does not value the safety of students he lives with in Winthrop House.” According to Mudannayake and her fellow radicals, Sullivan has made Harvard an unsafe and hostile educational environment.
Screw the idea that everyone accused of a crime in this country is entitled to legal representation.
Screw the idea that the safety of students at Harvard has exactly jack and shit to do with a trial of an accused rapist that will be taking place in September more than 200 miles away from Winthrop House.
And definitely screw the idea that education isn’t supposed to be warm and fuzzy. It’s supposed to challenge worldviews, force students to think and reason, and allow the free flow of ideas – even unpopular ones.
Harvard is too chickenshit to stand up to student mobs, so instead they penalize a distinguished legal mind who has advised Barack Obama on criminal justice issues in 2008, represented the family of Michael Brown in their suit against Ferguson, Missouri, and has worked on cases that resulted in the release of more than 6,000 people who were wrongfully imprisoned by our legal system.
Harvard supposedly boasts the top law school in the nation, and yet this coward dean Rakesh Khurana is twisting the very idea of justice into a filthy pretzel that’s anything but just.
But Harvard isn’t the only institution that seeks to throttle brilliant mind in order to protect the tender, fragile labia of social justice morons.
We all know that Twitter is nothing but a circle jerk of barely coherent ass goblins that seeks to silence anyone whom the screeching, froth-flecked derp turnips find to be triggering to their existence.
Meet Dr. Ray Blanchard.
On Saturday, Ray Blanchard — the Ph.D. psychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto who served on the working group for gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with the gender opposite your biological sex) for the DSM V, the gold standard of definitions helping psychologists diagnose disorders for patients — tweeted out his clinically-informed opinion on transgender identity.
He still affirmed the controversial idea that sex-change surgery is the “best treatment” for “carefully screened, adult patients, whose gender dysphoria has proven resistant to other forms of treatment,” but he opposed “treating” children who may change their minds. (Even this position is debatable, as people who have undergone sex-change surgery after persistent gender dysphoria have later rejected their transgender identity and lamented the mutilation of their bodies.)
And because Dr. Blanchard spoke up and challenged the specialness and victimhood of certain individuals whose only way to succeed in life and get the attention they feel they so richly deserve is to gag any view that challenges their fabricated uniqueness.
Earlier today I wrote this thread in response to a follower who asked me, “What is your actual position on transgender people?” It looks like my reply has not been delivered to a single person besides the original inquirer, so I am reposting it here.
— Ray Blanchard (@BlanchardPhD) May 11, 2019
And for this expert opinion posted by… well… an expert in the field in response to a legitimate question, who dared to challenge the dogma of lunatics, Twitter reacted to the collective squeal of social justice morons and blocked Dr. Blanchard.
Scientific truth is now considered “hateful conduct” in the so-called minds of Twitter and the denizen cockroaches that infest that platform.
I have to wonder at what point are these monkeys going to completely smother intellectual curiosity, factual evidence, and scientific truth, and replace it with whatever subjective gibberish will placate the grievance industry.
Do you remember unhinged social justice extremists targeting Professor Bret Weinstein’s classes at Evergreen College, demanding his resignation, and threatening his family to such a degree, that Weinstein and his wife, also a professor, were unable to return safely to campus and left their jobs?
Do you remember Northwestern University censoring a faculty-produced bioethics journal—because an issue featured content with a “Bad Girls” theme deemed too salacious for the university’s image?
Do you remember the Berkeley riots that cost the university hundreds of thousands of dollars because squawking snowflakes decided that the proper response to invited speakers whose views they opposed was to trash the place and hurl poo like so many unhinged monkeys?
There was the academic paper that was sent down a social justice memory hole for daring to address greater variability in intelligence in men than in women (why is it that there is a greater number of extreme geniuses and extreme idiots in the male population than there is in the female?).
On August 16, a representative of the Women In Mathematics (WIM) chapter in his department at Penn State contacted him to warn that the paper might be damaging to the aspirations of impressionable young women. “As a matter of principle,” she wrote, “I support people discussing controversial matters openly … At the same time, I think it’s good to be aware of the effects.” While she was obviously able to debate the merits of our paper, she worried that other, presumably less sophisticated, readers “will just see someone wielding the authority of mathematics to support a very controversial, and potentially sexist, set of ideas…”
The list of frothing social justice zealots jamming their ignorance into academia goes on and on, and administrators, terrified of lawsuits and bad publicity, have been bowing in unison to these anti-intellectual apes, whose purpose is not education, learning, or expanding their horizons, but rather reinforcement of their specialness and victimhood, even if said uniqueness is completely contrived to stroke their fragile egos.
Is it any wonder Americans are beginning to believe that higher education is nothing but a waste of time and resources?
If your kids are going to get assaulted on campus merely for having the wrong thoughts, why would parents spend hundreds of thousands of dollars sending them there?
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