Laurentian University professor loses class after asking students to sign form allowing offensive language

At the start of this school year, Laurentian University professor Michael Persinger handed his first-year psychology students a form warning them he might use profanities and other potentially offensive language during his lectures.

He listed some examples: the F-word. A homophobic slur. A slang word for female genitalia.

If any of those words made them feel uncomfortable, now was their chance to bow out.

h/t Marvin

  • simus1

    Everyone seems to have bypassed the office of the Snowflakes Protection Monitor.
    There is more to this than meets the eye.
    Some sort of coup and head chopping fait accompli under way?

  • ntt1

    this story comes across as the outcome of past ,lost academic political battles. not even Academia could be this stupid…right?

  • Whatever happened to being polite just because it’s often a good idea to be professional? I don’t remember any of my profs in U using “fuck” and “cunt” — it didn’t serve an academic purpose. Traditional “politeness” has been replaced with a political corrections regime, and the result is everyone is in the fight of their lives to preserve some semblance of free speech even if gutter language is the only thing you can get away with anymore.

    • ellake

      Well, this is psychology, so for some examples he will have to use such words. Naturally.

      • Meanwhile, they’re forcing our grade-school kids to use technical terminology like “copulation” and “vagina” when they’re too young to have the slightest interest in either.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It does raise an interesting point. They pay for class, they pay for streaming music they pay for movies. Can demands for only G rated versions of everything, on demand be far behind?

    • Stoodint

      I’m paeeng 4 an ezy corse that wont ofend mee & give mee an onors deegree that will garranntee mee ay gud guvirmint job 4 life!

  • Shebel

    So what do you call a pussies’ twot?

    • Clausewitz

      Twat is the proper spelling. Been lecturing at a local University for ten years now. Foul language seems to be the bailiwick of Professors who want to acquire that “cool” moniker but who in actual fact destroy their credibility showing the intellect of a common street hood.