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Professor Threatens to Kick Students Out of Class for ‘Misgendering’ Others

Professor Threatens to Kick Students Out of Class for ‘Misgendering’ Others

“This disciplinary policy appeared to contradict Brooklyn College’s procedure for class disruptions.”

This is a reminder of how rapidly things have changed. Would this have been an issue even ten years ago?

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Prof promises to kick students out of class for ‘misgendering’ other students

A professor at Brooklyn College promised to kick students out of class for “misgendering” other students.

After Campus Reform contacted the university, the professor was told to amend the policy.

Brandon Aultman, who teaches LGBT politics at the university, wrote a clause in the course syllabus for “Fundamental Concepts in LGBTQ Studies” that threatens to remove any student from class if he or she engages in “intentional misgendering.”

The full original syllabus was obtained exclusively by Campus Reform and reads, in part, as follows:

Pronouns, Gender Identity, and Racial Insensitivity: My name is B. Call me B. I am nonbinary, transfeminine. For my information concerning the use of these terms please consult http://transstudent.org. I use gender-neutral pronouns (they/them). I adhere to a strict policy of respect for the gender, sexual, and racial identities of my students. Intentional misgendering, as with any attempt to slur another student’s personal integrity on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion, will result in immediate dismissal from class for that session. Continued abuses will result in disciplinary action with the appropriate administrators.

This disciplinary policy appeared to contradict Brooklyn College’s procedure for class disruptions.

According to that policy, if a professor has a “disruptive, but non-threatening student” who “refuses to desist and continues to interrupt” class or if a professor has a “hostile” student, he or she can immediately dismiss the student from the class session.

However, “disturbing communication” only merits reaching out to the student and the department chair.

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Comments

The Friendly Grizzly | October 11, 2020 at 9:36 am

College was already becoming outright silly even back in my college days (‘67 to when I dropped out in ‘70). I bought into a lot of the nonsense, but even my young, naive self recognised much of it went beyond nonsense and got into insane territory.

Misgendering. -shaking head in wonderment-

In fairness, he teaches a nonsense class about a nonsense subject, probably knows very little above the level of “Orange Man Bad,” and is almost certainly mentally ill, since that’s almost a requirement for someone in his position. Therefore, in an odd way, his rules for the class are reasonable.

    Dolce Far Niente in reply to Dantzig93101. | October 11, 2020 at 11:35 am

    If it truly believes it is nonbinary and transfeminine it has a significant mental illness and should be receiving medication and therapy.

    If it has adopted this stance because it is incapable of getting any other job, then the folks paying the bills should probably request a refund from the college.

Our tax dollars pay this character to teach. Amazing.

“Fundamental Concepts in LGBTQ Studies” Is it me or does this sound like an episode of “Community?” I wonder if they could talk Dan Harmon into another season where Greendale has to cope with Wu-Flu.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to MajorWood. | October 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    The more cynical I become, I think that courses like this – and the majors for them – are created to aid in getting enough Exalted Minorities on the student roster to keep the EEOC and the Dept of Ed at bay.

So would calling him “Princess” be a compliment or an insult? We tread such fine lines these days. I miss the old days where what I said indicated directly where I stood.

I adhere to a strict policy of respect for the gender, sexual, and racial identities of my students.

The obvious fix for this is to for activist students to change their gender and pronouns multiple times in a class. It’s even easier to jam this in a virtual class; you just change the tag in your profile every five minutes and scream bloody murder when they don’t notice and get it wrong.

Or insist that you identify as non-historical and transnapoleon and your pronouns are “His Imperial Majesty”.

Transfeminine means he has male anatomy, right? Why does he, excuse me, why do they choose to share that with us? Isn’t gender what matters? Then I should not care at all what sex was written on their birth certificate.

Or are they a hypocrite?

What if you say your pronouns are he / her / their or some other combination? Give them 3 random things to remember rather than just one!

I’d file a complaint with DeVos and the Department of Education for 1) Science denial by the professor used as a sledge hammer against students up to and including expulsion. 2) The Professor squelching the Free Speech of students on campus.

You’ve got to fight these people. And not through some campus diversity office.

I guarantee that there no Indian or Chinese students in this so called “class”, they’re taking physics and chemistry.

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