Teaching assistant who was sanctioned questions sincerity of Wilfrid Laurier University’s “apology”

Lindsay Shepherd says she’s glad her supervising professor and the president of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., have apologized.

But she also says she doesn’t think they had any other option.

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  • simus1

    Marxists don’t rush things.
    They will have her secured in the academe Gulag eventually and force her to repent.

    • Watchman

      I think she will be one of those ‘liquidated’ as not being a suitable reeducation candidate, although she might get a trial beforehand, a show trial to show the public that the state is never wrong.

    • Her academic career is likely over, the bastards.

      • moraywatson

        What if there was a private university that would hire her, say like Trinity Western. Except that graduates of said private university, holding its law degree, would not be barred from practising law in Ontario because they hold personal values at odds with those of the LSUC. What if? What if not?

        I think I see where this is going.

  • Waffle

    Shepherd has a good nose for hypocrisy and b.s., however there are a couple of things that escape me: what exactly does she disagree with Peterson’s position on? and secondly, does she agree with the use of genderless pronouns or is she opposed to them because she happens to be an ideologically-driven grammar Nazi?
    (just kidding)

    But here is the saddest and scariest part of this whole sorry episode:

    “But she has received next to no support from her classmates or department.

    “Zero people in my department or the communications studies department have made a point of supporting me,” she said.

    When she goes to her graduate class, “no one talks to me, no one even looks at me. It’s like, whoa, you guys — you guys have an issue.”

    • moraywatson

      She seems quite astute. However she is young enough to naively conflate ‘liberalism’ with ‘leftism’. Perhaps this brush with reality will cause her to question her belief that she is a ‘leftist’.

  • Killer Marmot

    President MacClatchy is steeped in identity politics, and her defense of the classically liberal traditions of higher education was tepid. She goes on and on about how complicated the issues are and how we need to balance conflicting priorities. Pure bureaucratic bafflegab.

    No, MacLatchy, it isn’t complicated. One of your graduate students was bullied and punished because she didn’t take the proper political stance, and you stepped in only when the publicity became overwhelming.

    • moraywatson

      The complicated part is when you sacrifice academic freedom by accepting public funding, and thus put yourself in the cross hairs of complying with laws and human rights codes that infringe on said freedoms.

      What is truly egregious is then institutionally accepting those infringements and thereby acting as a conduit to constrain the freedoms of INDIVIDUALS. It’s tyranny.

  • robins111

    I just wonder how many others have been crucified in these kangaroo courts that didn’t have the foresight to record the nonsense.

  • Spatchcocked

    Positionality can be unpredictable stuff…..

    I envision a mob…..a baying mob defenestrating soi-disant professors…..fires and alarums…..shouts and screams offstage……the odd whiff of cordite and the tang of salty blood.

    • simus1

      The road to serfdom was once a quiet project being slowly and carefully constructed without hysterics and marching bands. The impatience of today’s ill behaved red fascists is both off-putting and declasse.

  • As leftists don’t have principles, they apologised because they were caught. Next time, they will be more cautious.

  • kkruger71

    Hopefully Sheer doesn’t let it go at that answer, what I heard from the Liberals in that clip gives me chills.That balancing of rights crap could have been an exact quote from the CHRC when they were defending Section 13 before it got cut.
    Said it before the election; of all the stuff getting rid of the conservatives might lead to, bringing back Section 13 (or something even worse) was the biggest worry. The prepared answer they gave during question period about this case is more than enough to show me this gang would jump at the opportunity.