“referred him to the public university’s Academic Integrity Board”
The progressive left’s views on gender are not compatible with science. We covered this story in a recent quick take but more details have become available. A student named Lake Ingle was recently ejected from a religion class by a feminist professor for arguing that biologists only recognize two genders.
To make matters worse, the professor wanted Ingle to apologize to the class and to her personally.
Caleb Parke reports at FOX News:
College student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders
Lake Ingle, a senior at the university, said he was silenced and punished by IUP Professor Alison Downie for questioning her during a Feb. 28 “Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation” lecture.
After showing a 15-minute TED Talk by transgender ex-pastor Paula Stone Williams discussing the “reality” of “mansplaining,” “sexism from men,” and “male privilege,” the professor asked the women in the class to share their thoughts. When no women in the class said anything, Ingle spoke up, challenging the professor on biology and the gender wage gap.
He told the class that the official view of biologists is that there are only two genders.
The feminist professor booted him from class and asked him not to come back. She referred him to the public university’s Academic Integrity Board (AIB). Ingle needs to complete the class to graduate at the end of the semester.
“You are barred from attending this class in accordance with the Classroom Disruption policy,” IUP Provost Timothy Moerland told Ingle in a March 2 letter.
Ingle described the incident on the Tucker Carlson show last night:
The professor may end up regretting her actions in this case. FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has gotten involved.
Grace Curtis reports at the College Fix:
Free-speech group warns university it can’t punish student for saying there are two genders
A male student barred from class for “significantly disrupt[ing] the learning process” may have simply been expressing a viewpoint, making his punishment “highly inappropriate,” according to a free-speech group.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education takes a skeptical view of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s stated rationale for punishing Lake Ingle, who has become a cause celebre for suppression of conservative beliefs this month.
His professor reported him to the provost’s office after Ingle shared his views in a class discussion on gender-related issues that reserved comments for females first.
“The classroom in particular must remain a place where ideas are free to be challenged and debated, no matter how deeply held,” Ari Cohn, director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program, told The College Fix in an email.
While the free speech issue is certainly an important one, I am more concerned about the fact that this professor is demanding students deny reality or face punishment. There are only two genders.
When scientists look at ancient human remains, they can take one look at the pelvic bones of a skeleton and determine if the person was male or female. They do not say, this person was born male but became female or vice versa.
Your gender is a scientific fact which doesn’t change no matter how you identify or how many people agree with you.
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