In Defence of Jordan B. Peterson

A few days ago, Canadian author and English professor Ira Wells published an essay expressing concern about popular Canadian psychology professor and social critic Jordan B. Peterson. The essay was written in the wake of an incident at Canadian university Wilfred Laurier, where a teaching assistant was reprimanded for playing a short clip of a televised Peterson debate over the compelled use of gender pronouns. (I analysed the incident in Quillette last week.)

Regrettably, Wells’s essay is littered with inaccuracies and casual insults, accompanied by a moralistic undertone that is sure to turn off Peterson’s supporters, and perhaps even neutral observers.

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  • vwVwwVwv

    No Times to care what woman have to say about science and politics.

  • General P. Malaise

    the progs have no idea the support JP has. every time they try to knock him down they make him bigger.

    they have given him international renown. we need to thank them and let them keep talking.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Dr. Peterson makes sense. He’s measured, and passionate about free speech, self reliance and self knowledge. All scary sh*t to individuals that want a nanny state to ‘look after’ them.