Re: Laurier – Withheld for the sake of anonymity

As an employee at Laurier, I feel relieved that the public is beginning to know the horror of working in what has come to feel like an indoctrination camp run by Thought Police. As far as I am aware, everyone at this university has been forced to attend a workshop, led by two young women, who introduced us to the Newspeak: gender neutral pronouns. We were told that those who reject this approach to pronoun use are transphobic. In other words, the old pronouns are an “unapproved thought.” Continued use of the old, gender-specific pronouns was not open to discussion. That, apparently, would be a subversive line of thinking. Note that some of us have years of acquaintance with the English language and advanced degrees in linguistics; note that many of us know how fickle language can be. Nevertheless, in the interest of holding on to our jobs, we suppressed this Thoughtcrime.

h/t Ben

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  • This is why money should be withheld from universities.

    • Clink9

      It should all come crashing down one day.

    • David Murrell

      We need a Martin Luther to start a reformation of our universities. They are so, so corrupt. Jordan Peterson is someone who could start the anti-corruption revolution. Btw, the posted post makes for compelling reading.

      • Except that martin Luther didn’t reform anything. He just formed splinter groups. We would have mini-colleges of whackos everywhere.

        • David Murrell

          OK, but maybe we need splinter universities apart from corrupt universities, splinter universities run by sane people. The recorded meeting at Wilfred Laurier was run by insane people.

          • But it is an epidemic.

            Money will fix most of these problems. Stop subsidising post-secondary institutions and watch them shed the unwanted pounds of leftist sanctimony.

  • tom_billesley

    Teachers have been urged not to refer to female pupils as “girls” or “ladies” because they are “constantly reminded of their gender”.
    The Government’s former mental health tsar advised headteachers of the country’s leading girls’ schools to use gender-neutral language when addressing students.
    Speaking at the Girls’ School Association’s annual conference in Manchester, Natasha Devon said she would “never walk into a room in an-all girls’ school and say girls or ladies” because it was “patronising”.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/11/21/do-not-refer-female-pupils-girls-ladies-reminds-gender-head/

  • simus1

    Classic marxist claptrap masking masking what is really on offer.
    Those who whore themselves out by jumping in headfirst when any new nonsense shows up will get a red star beside their name on the evening role call plus a shred of pork in their starvation cabbage soup water supper.
    Those who show their mental structure isn’t very flexible will also not be forgotten.

  • John

    80% of humanities departments should just be shut down. Those teaching The Classics from The Epic of Gilgamesh on up should be retained and enhanced because they serve a very useful purpose by explaining the various origins of Western Civilization.

    The rest are make-work projects for cultural marxists that offer little more than indoctrination

  • Waffle

    So the trannies– oops, sorry, transgenders– are the flavour of the day, graced with their own special pronouns that are enforced by the PTBs. How nice for them to be the beneficiaries of such protected status.

    However, as I read these anecdotes– who needs books anyway– we live in a digital word — I have this nagging, persistent thought: When are the dinosaurs, such as myself, going to reach this revered and protected status (before they knock us off for producing those lethal GHGs)?

    Transphobia and Islamophobia are in and protected, antisemitism and racism are out and not protected.

    When are the SJWs going to use our preferred form of address –mister, missus, mizz, miss — instead of the patronizing “my dear”?

    When are they going to stop talking to us in tones that one usually reserves for a 2-year old?

    Waiting . . . .

    • Maggat

      Don’t hold your breath.

  • Malcolm Y

    My preferred form of address is “massa.” Everyone, especially “blacks”, can call me massa.

    • Justin St.Denis

      “Imperial Perfection” also has a certain ring to it with which I “identify”. 😉

    • Alain

      Mine is “You lot”.

  • JohnfromToronto

    It’s all so confusing. Colo(u)red people, as in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is out. People of Colo(u)r is in.

    • Justin St.Denis

      That “people of colour” thing makes me vomit, especially if I encounter it before I’ve enjoyed two or three “coffees of morning”.

  • Chris

    Being charged with a thought crime is not new in Canada. I had a perfectly clean and spotless police record. The last fight I was involved in was in high school 35 years ago. Last year my wife was rear ended 8 times on her way home from work (in a space of 25 seconds) when I arrived at the scene the guy who hit her was leaning against his pickup and laughing. I walked over to ask him his side and was jumped by 4 officers and charged with assault because I approached him in a threatening and aggressive manner! Was I upset? Yes. Was I angry? Yes. Did I get within 8 feet of him? No. Did I ball my fists and swing at him? No. Was I yelling and screaming? I didn’t say a word as I walked over. All of this is in the police officers notes. So, you tell me, why was I charged with assault? The only thing I took away from the whole thing is if the situation arises again I might as well do the crime if I am going to do the time anyway.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      I have a professed vegan customer at my pub. He likes to pontificate on his moral superiority. It is a pleasure to set him up with a off the cuff comment, and when he begins and ends his discourse: tell him he’s full of shit, and here’s why.

  • Blind Druid

    Here is my comment on the CBC website. For what it’s worth.

    Watch now, as universities embed regulations into their policies, making covert recording of “investigative meetings” such as this, a fireable offence for faculty members.

    These Marxist cockroaches will have to do something to protect themselves from the sunlight of publicity being shone on their reprehensible attempts at brainwashing.

    Because right now, whilst defending oneself in a similar situation, you would be pretty foolish if you didn’t secretly record these proceedings.