U of T Profs Say Jordan Peterson’s Plan to Expose Their Neo-Marxist Courses is ‘Harassment’
Creating a website to inform students which college courses are “post-modern neo-Marxist” brainwashing is “morally wrong” and amounts to “harassment,” at least according to professors at the University of Toronto.
Psychology professor Jordan Peterson’s stated plan to build a website aimed at reducing enrolment in university classes he calls “indoctrination cults” has drawn the ire of his University of Toronto colleagues, who say it will make them the target of harassment.
“As a science professor, I’m not specifically targeted, but I still believe this website is morally wrong,” U of T physics professor A.W. Peet told As It Happens host Carol Off. “A number of students and faculty members who I’m in correspondence with are concerned about his plans.”
This is professor A.W. Peet (real name Amanda):
Professor A. W. Peet at the Trans March! pic.twitter.com/iv0hfE8ivO
— U of T SGDO (@UofTSGDO) July 2, 2016
She/he/xe said she is “not specifically targeted,” and the CBC just ran with it as though she’s an impartial observer.
She considers herself “non-binary” and “transgender.”
At no point in the story does the CBC inform their readers of this fact.
Peterson, who rose to fame in right-wing circles after his outspoken refusal to use gender-neutral pronouns, says he wants to use artificial intelligence to scour university curriculums for what he “calls post-modern neo-Marxist course content.”
“We’re going to start with a website in the next month and a half that will be designed to help students and parents identify post-modern content in courses so that they can avoid them,” he told CTV’s Your Morning in August.
“I’m hoping that over about a five-year period a concerted effort could be made to knock the enrolment down in postmodern neo-Marxist cult classes by 75 per cent across the West. So our plan initially is to cut off the supply to the people that are running the indoctrination cults.”
Peterson has not responded to As It Happens’ request for comment.
Women’s, ethnic studies targeted In a speech posted to his YouTube page on July 9, Peterson elaborates on what type of courses he aims to target with the website.
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