Sunday, October 30, 2016

This Fish Stinks

Two Canadian academics--this guy and this guy--have been pushing back against campus totalitarianism and the chill it's been putting on free speech. But as the Toronto Star reports, the push back is being poo-poo'd by at least one of their fellow professors:
University of Toronto physics Prof. A.W. Peet, who identifies as a nonbinary transgender person, says the debate over political correctness "is a red herring." 
"I don't see any evidence whatsoever that, for example, loud, white, middle-aged, heterosexual, cisgender, able-bodied men are under threat from political correctness on campus," Peet said. 
"It's just about these guys realizing that society is moving beyond their points of view ... and they are railing against the fact they are fading into irrelevance."
Peet's red herring is the real red herring, a noisome fish meant to disguise how "trans" is being used to further a Marxist agenda that prohibits all criticism and silences all debate (in the name of equality for and the protection of a powerless victim group, of course).

And, BTW, "loud, white, middle-aged, heterosexual, cisgender, able-bodied men" is the group--and, aside from "Zionists," Christians and conservatives, arguably the only group--that academics and their indoctrinated students are allowed to diss, dismiss and deride on campus (due to the sin of "white male privilege") these days.

Update: "Dr. Amanda Peet "is #939 on this list of academics/intellectuals who self-identified as CANADIANS 4 GAZA--so we know where this fish monger's head is at.

Update: I prefer this Amanda Peet. But, hey, that's just me.

Update: Peet the prof is into something called "FemPhysics"--but isn't that non-nonbinary? This bio, which shuns binary pronouns (and therefore sounds bizarrely ungrammatical and/or seems to imply that Peet has an invisible twin), is a hoot--and the epitome of deranged PC:
A.W. Peet is a Professor of Physics and a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. They hold a B.Sc.(Hons) from the University of Canterbury and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Their awards include a Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. They grew up in the South Pacific island nation of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and have a little web site at They have lived experience of misogyny, ableism, and transphobia.  
Please note that Dr. Peet uses they/them pronouns.  
This event falls under FemPhys' Code of Conduct. Please be respectful and considerate of others.
The "FemPhys's Code of Conduct," eh?

Paging G. Orwell!

Update: In case you were wondering, "Aotearoa" is to New Zealand what "Turtle Island" is to North America.

Update: Here's a conversation between the two loud, white, middle-aged, heterosexual, cisgender, able-bodied male Canadian academics (Gad Saad and Jordan Peterson):

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