Faculty at the University of Toronto are up in arms following a professor’s refusal to use ‘genderless pronouns.’
According to them Jordan Peterson, the professor in question, could spark a rise in ‘hate speech’ on campus.
That’s a bit confusing, especially since mandatory ‘genderless pronoun’ use is relatively new in Canada; it wasn’t a thing until the country’s government began moving to pass Bill C-16, also known as the ‘Transgender Rights Bill.’
The bill broadens the definition of hate speech to include not recognizing someone’s preferred gender pronoun.
“DID YOU JUST CALL ME… MA’AM?!”
Essentially, calling someone ‘he’ or ‘she’ when they really want to be called ‘ze’ is on track to becoming on par with using racial slurs.
Peterson doesn’t like this one bit. In an effort to oppose the bill, he’s been attending free speech rallies and publishing articles online explaining his viewpoint.
In an interview with The Daily Signal, he said, “The law should be very careful when it mandates what people have to say.
There’s a big difference between being required to not say something, and being required to say something. One is closing your mouth. The other one is putting a hand inside you and forcing you to be a puppet.”
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