Academics warn universities should stop pandering to students

Academics warn universities should stop pandering to students who must be told to ‘accept academic freedoms or LEAVEafter professor was ‘hounded outof her role in trans row

  • Professor Kathleen Stock quite her job over accusations of transphobia
  • Academics have been up in arms over the row, which included death threats
  • They say universities should tell students they are not there to protect feelings
  • Students should be told that universities are not there to protect their feelings, academics claimed today after a professor resigned over her views on gender.

    Professor Kathleen Stock, 48, an expert in gender and sexual orientation, quit her job at the University of Sussex this week after a ‘bullying and harassmentcampaign labelled her a ‘transphobe’.

    And appalled colleagues are up in arms, demanding that students are told in freshersweek that universities are there to hold up academic freedom.

    Professor Michael Biggs, an expert in sociology at Oxford University, said the blame for the ‘ludicrousculture at education institutions lies with the universities themselves, not ‘young and immature’ 学生.

    Students should be told that universities are not there to protect their feelings, academics claimed today. 写真: Professor Kathleen Stock, 48, an expert in gender and sexual orientation, quit this week after a 'bullying and harassment' campaign labelled her a 'transphobe'

    Students should be told that universities are not there to protect their feelings, academics claimed today. 写真: Professor Kathleen Stock, 48, an expert in gender and sexual orientation, quit this week after a ‘bullying and harassmentcampaign labelled her a ‘transphobe

    Professor Stock received death threats as a result of her 'transphobia' — an accusation she denies

    Professor Stock received death threats as a result of her ‘transphobia— an accusation she denies

    彼女自身の言葉で: What does Kathleen Stock believe about gender and trans issues?

    Kathleen Stock explained her views on trans issues in written evidence to Parliament in November 2020 ここに:

    • Womanhood and manhood reflect biological sex, not gender or gender identity;
    • The claim ‘transwomen are womenis a fiction, not literally true;
    • Sexual orientation (being gay, being lesbian) is determined by same-sex attraction, not attraction to gender identity;
    • Spaces where women undress and sleep should remain genuinely single-sex, in order to protect them;
    • Children with gender identity disorders should not be given puberty blockers as minors.
    広告

    彼が言った デイリーテレグラフ: ‘Instead of endlessly pandering to the students, universities need to make it very, very clear in the inductions, in Freshers’ 週, that the institution exists to uphold academic freedom. And if they are unhappy about that, they need to leave.

    Professor Stock received death threats as a result of her ‘transphobia— an accusation she denies.

    The philosophy professor was at the centre of a blazing row — and a student-led protest — at the university after saying she believes gender identity does not outweigh biological sex ‘when it comes to law and policy’.

    She also said that people cannot change their biological sex, sparking anger from protesters.

    Professor Stock quit her job on Thursday, saying it had been ‘a difficult few yearsand that she hoped other universities could learn from what had happened.

    Professor Alice Sullivan, a sociologist at University College London, 前記: ‘I think what happened at Sussex is absolutely disastrous. It’s a complete failure of management.

    ‘The fact that Kathleen has been hounded out of her job is a scalp for the bullies and will embolden them to try and do the same thing again.

    Posters put up in the tunnel from Falmer station to the university’s campus earlier this month said she ‘makes trans students unsafeand ‘we’re not paying £9,250 a year for transphobia’.

    Banners saying ‘Stock Outhad also been held alongside burning flares and scores of people were criticising her online under the Twitter hashtag #ShameOnSussexUni.

    Professor Stock said on social media that she was ‘sad to announceshe is leaving.

    彼女は言いました: ‘This has been a very difficult few years, but the leadership’s approach more recently has been admirable and decent.

    ‘I hope that other institutions in similar situations can learn from this.

    ‘Am particularly glad to see University emphasising that bullying and harassment anyone for their legally held beliefs is unacceptable in their workplace.

    彼女は付け加えた: ‘This has been an absolutely horrible time for me and my family. I’m putting it behind me now. On to brighter things soon, I hope.

    Professor Stock has previously said she is ‘at oddswith a large section of academics because she believes gender identity is not more important than facts about biological sex, ‘particularly when it comes to law and policy’.

    コメントは締め切りました.