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Boise State Prof attacked for article “Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights”

Boise State Prof attacked for article “Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights”

“A petition to fire Mr. Yenor has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.”

Scott Yenor teaches political science at Boise State University.

He wrote an essay in which he claimed that allowing children to choose their gender undermines the family and parental rights. Social justice warriors are now calling for his firing.

Even the outspoken progressive professor Camille Paglia has stated that she believes indulging children in transgenderism is a form of child abuse. Yet the left is treating Yenor as a heretic.

It all began when he wrote this at the Daily Signal:

Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights

Winning public sanction for same-sex marriage was the last great feminist victory. Same-sex marriage undermined sex roles within marriage. It put children ever more outside the purpose of marriage. It reinforced the idea that all means of sexual satisfaction are equal.

Where will the radical feminist revolution roll to next?

The new field for the rolling revolution with the greatest possibilities is transgender rights, especially as applied to children.

Despite the accomplishments of radical feminism, the state has protected parents’ rights to raise their children. Children, after all, seem rightly under the charge of their parents, who provide personalized care for their development.

Parental rights are related to the age of consent, which states protect in order for children to give time and space to become mature, independent adults. Americans do not want their children overly sexualized, and they respect the right of parents to educate their children.

Transgender rights activists are seeking to abridge parental rights by elevating the independent choices of young children. Respecting the sexual and gender “choices” of ever-younger children erodes parental rights and compromises the integrity of the family as an independent unit.

That led to the campaign against Yenor. Bradford Richardson wrote at the Washington Times:

Boise State students seek to fire professor who criticized transgender movement

Students are calling for the firing of a Boise State University political scientist who criticized feminism and the transgender rights movement.

Posters reading “Fire Scott Yenor” have emerged all over campus in the wake of his Aug. 2 op-ed in the Daily Signal, titled “Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights.”

The posters, first reported by The College Fix, claim transgender people have shorter life expectancies “due to violence and murder fueled by hateful rhetoric such as the words written by Scott Yener.”

“You have blood on your hands Scott Yenor,” they read.

A petition to fire Mr. Yenor has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.

One of the people leading the charge against Yenor is the school’s Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion who wrote the following about Yenor’s essay in a post on the school’s website titled Connecting The Dots:

There is a direct line between these fear fueled conspiratorial theories and the resurrection of a violent ideology which sees the “other” as a direct threat to existence and therefore necessary to obliterate. It is not an absolute succession and it is not a line without potential breaks or interruptions. Not every person who agrees with Yenor’s piece is likely to become an espoused Neo-Nazi, but likely every Neo-Nazi would agree with the substance of Yenor’s piece.

(Hat tip to Ben Shapiro, writing at the Weekly Standard.)

Yenor appeared on the Tucker Carlson show last night to discuss the situation:

The left plays the role of the victim in academia but that’s a farce. They control everything, especially the narrative. Run afoul of them and you’ll find yourself on trial before the grand inquisitors.

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Thank you Prof. Yenor!
Stand strong. Science, God and sane Americans are on your side!
We must all be willing to speak the truth and never back down. That’s how the left/marxists have advanced so far. No more!

The world has really become insane . I have many gay friends and did want to see them happy, but still had mixed
emotions about marriage. I felt a legal Union was best , but they couldn’t leave it at that, and then the flood gates opened and every perverted “group” not only wants equal status, but wants to shove themselves in your face and demand you like it, support it, change your pronouns to suit their fancy…

In CA a medical professional can lose their job for not using “proper” pronouns… really, how crazy is that!

    katiejane in reply to gonzotx. | November 4, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Have to agree. Initially civil unions were a way of addressing legal issues such as inheritance, power of attorney, etc but you are correct in saying that soon became NOT ENOUGH”
    IMO the LEGBT community moved to demanding gay marriage in the mistaken idea that it would mean acceptance by everyone that gay marriage was equal to regular marriage. They seem to think that they can force people to consider it normal – all they are doing is making some people more opposed.

      randian in reply to katiejane. | November 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      While I’m sure “acceptance” was what some homosexuals wanted, I’m not convinced that was the goal of the activists pushing for gay marriage, or the judges they controlled to override the will of the legislatures and voting populations opposed to it. The progressive left generally seeks destruction of the culture, and marriage is a bedrock institution of any stable culture.

Between this stuff and the gaining popularity of Mike Rowe’s message, it will be interesting to see how long it takes the invisible hand to correct the situation via enrollment.

The silver lining in this article I have a strong feeling those 2000 signatures will
1- Graduate with a worthless degree.
2- Graduate with 50-100k in student loan debt
3- Will earn less than 50k / year for several years after
4- Will immediately take out a 20k car loan.

Being a Student SJW is expensive!

“A petition to fire Mr. Yenor has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.”

So, mob rule is now the standard to determine academic credentials and epistemic excellence?

Only if the lunatics are allowed to run the assylum, and indulge their childish denial of basic science.

Have my tax dollars been de-funded from these diversiversity, marxist indoctrination camps formerly known as ‘universities?’

Putting a CHILD on puberty blockers that have serious and quantifiable health effects in adulthood is child abuse.

    Edward in reply to Olinser. | November 11, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Accommodating a child’s fantasy that they can simply decide they are of another gender is child abuse. It must be parents who agree to such medical treatment as you mention. It is truly a sad commentary that such parents value the latest PC “thing” more than they value their child. Even worse, the “state” will not step in to protect the child because it is being done with parental consent and at the suggestion of a physician (licensed quack).

I am astonished at the Left and how they claim to be the party of science, but then work as hard as they can to use and defend all the pseudoscience they can find or create in an effort to justify their social agenda. Whether it is global warming, gender nonsense, or whatever, Leftists, having no understanding of science or the scientific method, will fight tooth and nail to insult anyone who dares disagree with their form of Lysenkoism. It has become comical to watch incoming freshmen who are devout Leftists telling their Chemistry professors how they are incompetent and do not understand science as well as the freshmen, armed with their freshly minted high school diploma, because the Chemistry professor does not adhere to the Leftist version of global warming.

“A petition to fire Mr. Yenor has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.”

Yeah, but they’re from SJWs so they don’t count. It’s not like they’re real people.