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Monday, March 13, 2017

Shut him up, or shut him down!

Dear Friends:

Yesterday I did a humorous piece (I hope) on stupid blondes, and it turns out the dumbest dog on the planet is the blonde Afghan hound!

Now today I wish to get a little more serious and want to talk about the stupidest people around, and right up there at the top of the list are College and University students who are all fucked up on political correctness!

Here's an example:  University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson, a free speech advocate who made national headlines after refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns in his classroom, is speaking Saturday at Western.

Tickets sold out over the weekend for Peterson’s talk, an event that has sparked a debate about free speech on campus among the p.c. crowd and other assorted wingnuts and head cases.

University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is speaking at Western University in London on Saturday, March 18. (Postmedia file photo)

 By Dale Carruthers, The London Free Press
Peterson will talk about a range of issues, including free speech at universities and Bill C-16, followed by a question-and-answer period.
One of the most galvanizing figures in Canadian academia, he gained notoriety after releasing a series of videos criticizing Bill C-16, legislation to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act by adding gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.
Peterson refuses to use non-binary pronouns such as “ze” in reference to those wishing to be called something other than “he” or “she.”
Supporters champion him for taking a stand against political correctness run amok, while detractors accuse him of attacking human rights and creating a dangerous environment for the transgendered community.
The psychology professor’s outspoken views have drawn both sold-out crowds and demonstrations — some of them turning violent — to his talks.
The Western Gazette, the university’s student newspaper, recently published an editorial calling Peterson’s views discriminatory.
“Everyone is entitled to speak their mind . . . However, just because someone has the right to an opinion, does not mean they have the right to a platform for their opinion,” the editorial said.
“By mis-gendering students and failing to acknowledge the legitimacy of trans and non-binary students, Peterson is being discriminatory.”
The University Students’ Council (USC) is taking extra steps to make sure students feel safe and supported on Saturday.
USC president Eddy Avila said the Peer Support Centre will be open for students to share their feelings in a welcoming environment.
“We want to be able to at least provide a space for those who feel personally affected by it,” he said of Peterson’s visit.
Last week, Peterson packed the 400-seat auditorium at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, where nearly 100 protesters gathered outside to denounce his appearance.

http://www.lfpress.com/2017/03/11/controversial-university-of-toronto-professor-jordan-peterson-speaking-at-western-university-in-london