“important consideration for students choosing which courses to take”
Doesn’t this seem like a waste of time for someone who’s paying to attend school in order to study?
Truth Revolt has the story:
Wellesley Student Creates Database of Professors Who Commit Microaggressions or Fail to Respect Students’ Pronoun Preferences
In true totalitarian, Cultural Revolution fashion, a Wellesley College student has created a public database of professors who are guilty of “ableist microaggressions” or of failing to “respect” students’ pronoun preferences. Because surely the most important consideration for students choosing which courses to take should be ensuring that your professors show proper deference to your imaginary gender identity.
The project called “Wellesley Professors and Student’s [sic] Mental Health” was launched Friday by junior Elizabeth Engel, who told Campus Reform that she was inspired to create the database after experiencing difficulties with professors who weren’t adept at accommodating her mental illness.
“As a mentally ill student [?], it’s always been kind of frustrating to find out whether a professor is good about dealing with mental illness,” she explained, adding that students had “no way of knowing which professors to avoid” before she created this valuable public service.
According to Engel, the best way to help other mentally ill students find accommodating professors is to “name and shame” professors who naively perceive their job to be teaching rather than nursing.
She has created a submission form on which the student can rate the professor’s handling of their condition on a scale of 1-10 and indicate whether the professor is willing to make such individual concessions as extensions on exams and assignments, and whether the professor was sensitive to “ableist microaggressions” such as “the r-slur, associating mentally ill people with violence,” or asserting that “[insert mental illness here] isn’t a real illness.”
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