Skip to comments.Stanford students told they better not agree with J.K. Rowling on trans issues
Posted on 04/16/2021 4:10:47 AM PDT by Mount Athos
“The scapegoating of a children’s fantasy author for fabricated claims of racism is a very bad sign at a university, even if she’s very wealthy and secure in her livelihood, as Rowling is,” he wrote. “But I’m not worried about protecting a billionaire; I’m worried for the students who are expected to learn in an environment where false claims of bigotry are not just acceptable, but official policy.”
“We are now witnessing the mass hallucination of racism,” he wrote.
Meyer also pointed out what he contends is “the most chilling part of the house theme statement: the implied threat that if you don’t join the witch hunt, you’ll become the next target.”
“…We weren’t asked whether J.K. Rowling’s beliefs reflect our values, we were told that they don’t. No examples of ‘comments like hers’ were given, but we were still warned that they won’t be tolerated,” Meyer wrote.
“Just what sorts of comments do they mean — perhaps the ‘anti-Semitic and racist’ ones that they made up?”
Meyer ends his column by questioning whether he will be punished for a “thoughtcrime” if he, like Rowling, believes in “both equal rights for trans people and the reality of sex as a category.”
“If that now constitutes thoughtcrime at Stanford, then I should probably start packing my bags. I think we deserve to know the position of university leadership on this issue, including the faculty and administrators who are responsible for our residential education. Is Stanford a safe space for thought, or from it?”
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Is the AP style book on line somewhere?
I’d love to make sure I break as many of its rules as possible each day.
“Orwellian” == Stalinist
George Orwell was writing about Stalinists in the West.
I stopped using the AP stylebook, and the one from Chicago, when the term ‘journalism’ was found to be false.
In the 90’s, there were several different style books that were acceptable, however, like different versions of the bible, you had to conform to the stylebook that is accepted by the publisher to whom you are submitting your work!
Which is worse? Banning guns or banning words?
Proof is given every day that the left, when it has power, is repressive and seizes control of thought and speech.
I’m so very happy that none of this woke crap, this liberal twisting and socialist mind fu$k(ng affects me as I pay NO heed to any of it. My Lord is my word, my Lord is my strength.
And it worked. All because liberals are too stupid to see where it's going. They'll find out, though. Just like Nazi era Jews did when they were loaded onto those railroad cars headed for the death camps.
Those Jews thought that by doing everything Hitler demanded, they'd be ok. Just like stupid liberals today.
Rowling grew up in the Age of Feminism. Transpolitics is contradictory to Feminism because it removes the uniqueness of women. Men don’t care if women want to be men but allowing men to become women puts women at a disadvantage. Want more women in STEM careers. Just have males change their gender to female. Problem solved. Title IX? Not anymore. We have scholarships solely for women but now any man can be a woman.
The Stanford Woke Indoctrination School is certainly NOT a safe place 'for' thought!!
So far, my children and grandchildren have done exactly that.
Awesome. Your children and grandchildren have submitted and allow their speech to be controlled Stanford. So when some other institution controls their speech they already know how to submit.
How much practice and rationalization does that take? How guarded and fearful do they become?
No thanks. Stanford or any other place like it, is not worth it. My children and grandchildren will go were submission is not a requirement.
OMG! I didn’t realize Orwellian types knew they were implementing Orwellian plans.
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