Cambridge University withdraws visiting fellowship of academic who refuses to refer to transgender people by chosen pronouns
Cambridge University has rescinded its offer of a visiting fellowship to controversial academic Jordan Peterson, who refuses to refer to transgender people by their chosen pronouns, after outcry from faculty and students.
The Canadian psychologist, who has hundreds of thousands of fans, styles himself as the “professor against political correctness”, and has argued for enforced monogamy, and pushed the view that men are victims of gender discrimination.
He has also said that the idea of white privilege is a “Marxist lie.”
Not to be outdone by rival Cambridge Oxford ups the ante!
Oxford University hires staff to investigate college’s colonialism and British Empire links
An Oxford college is to investigate its connections to colonialism and the British Empire in the wake of the university’s Rhodes Must Fall movement.
St John’s College has posted a job advert on its website for a researcher to work on a project called St John’s and the Colonial Past.
The college said there were “compelling intellectual and ethical reasons for institutions of higher education to face up to the role they played in the British Empire.”