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Prof Speaks Out Against the Silencing of Voices on College Campuses

Prof Speaks Out Against the Silencing of Voices on College Campuses

“Today on college campuses, faculty are afraid to speak about a number of issues for fear of being verbally mobbed and denounced by angry students and faculty colleagues.”

We covered the story of Professor Donna Hughes recently. She is being targeted for not conforming to the left’s views on gender.

She writes at American Thinker:

The Silencing of Voices on College Campuses

“She and I talk openly in one another’s homes, but we know we can’t talk to anyone else.”

This is not a historic quote from the days of Stalinist suppression in the Soviet Union. It is message I recently received from a graduate faculty professor in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field referring to the secrecy with which she talks to her friend who works in university student services.

Today on college campuses, faculty are afraid to speak about a number of issues for fear of being verbally mobbed and denounced by angry students and faculty colleagues.

I know. Faculty, students, and administrators at the University of Rhode Island have recently denounced me for daring to write in 4W.pub, a feminist public forum, that humans cannot change their sex and children are not born the wrong bodies. I wrote that the belief that people can change their biological sex is a fantasy.

Now, such commonsensical statements are deemed so offensive that I must be condemned by publicly issued university statements.

I am not alone in this experience. After my public denunciation was publicized a psychology professor, at another university wrote, “I am reaching out… it is happening to me at my university. Last week, I was denounced… by an entire academic department! I have found no one within the university who is willing to publicly support me — particularly administration.”

From inside my own academic institution, the University of Rhode Island (URI), I heard, “I could put myself in hot water… merely by sending this email.” In the last week, I’ve received dozens of messages like this from faculty and graduate students at universities across the country.

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Comments

Good for her. Good for the people who can reach out to her.

I wish students, faculty, and even staff would rise up on these campuses–there are definitely more of them then there are loudmouths.

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