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University student/TA punished for neutral teaching

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A 22 year-old masters student and TA (Lindsay Shepherd) teaching a tutorial on grammar was besieged by three professors and administrators for initiating a debate on gender pronouns with her students without taking position herself in class. She cleverly recorded the meeting (tribunal) they subjected her to, which you can hear below (starts at 1:50 mark).

https://globalnews.ca/video/3867809/wilfrid-laurier-ta-says-university-censored-her-for-showing-clip-on-gender-pronouns

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I'm sorry but the whole debate about gender pronouns is so ABSURD and sterile that I'm glad this person was called for it. You can use grammar correctly and fight gender discrimination.

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The mission of universities isn't to fight anything, but to create learning environments. I might be old fashioned, but whatever one thinks of an issue, debates should be encouraged on current topics in colleges classrooms (between students), as they are in high-school classrooms. Students are perfectly capable of arguing for what they think is right or rational.

“I made a point to not express my view … but I think it’s still important to listen to other people and listen to what they have to say. That’s what university is about — dialogue.”, said she. Shocking?

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