Salem Witch Trials Revisited: Swedish Professor Slammed for Saying Men, Women Biologically Different

Following accusations from students, a professor at one of Sweden’s leading academic institutions has refused to back down from his confidence in biological differences between men and women, sticking to his belief that gender cannot be viewed as a social construct alone.

Germund Hesslow, a professor of neurophysiology at Lund University, has been asked for an apology over “transphobic” and “anti-feminist” views inconsistent with the so-called “value base,” the Swedish website Academic Rights Watch reported.

Hesslow has for many years held a course on “Heritage and Environment” at Lund University’s medical program. In his course, the professor cites empirical research supporting the notion that differences between men and women are biologically founded and cannot be regarded as “social constructs alone,” which comes in stark contrast to the trend dominant in gender studies.

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