A professor at Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada, was removed for asking students to sign a waiver saying they would tolerate the offensive language the course would expose them to.
From CBC News:
Dr. Michael Persinger, a neuroscientist, said he asked students in his introductory psychology course to sign a “Statement of Understanding” during the first lecture. The statement lists a sample of words that might be used during class, and includes the F-word, homophobic slurs and offensive slang for genitalia.
“One of my techniques is to expose people to all types of different words,” Persinger told CBC News. “Silly words, complex words, emotional words, profane words. Because they influence how you make decisions and how you think.”
By using words in lectures that cause emotion, Persinger said he can teach students about how that affects the brain’s rational processes.
But Persinger seems to forget that college is no longer a place for words someone will be exposed to literally everywhere they go or look on the face of the earth. It’s a safe space — and “pussy” is a meanie word. Laurentian promptly gave him the boot, halting the years of oppression Persinger and his forms had inflicted upon innocent students.
But in December, two months into the course, Persinger said he was called into the office of the university provost and told he would no longer be teaching the class.
“[I was told my] statement of understanding interfered with the senior administration’s idea of the workplace policies, specifically the respectful workplace policies. When I asked for details, I didn’t get any.”
Goddammit this sucks. Sure this happened in Canada, but the same exact thing is happening in United States colleges from coast to coast. What’s worse is that Persinger got canned for warning the students before the course even started. Isn’t that exactly what PC dipshits want professors to do? His waivers are essentially a signed acknowledgement of a trigger warning.
You simply cannot win with these people..
[via CBC News]
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