The past few days I heard of the cases of Eton College where a teacher was fired due to a lecture that was described as "anti-feminist" because of the teacher's portrayal of traditional sexual norms. In Cambridge University the debate has been raging on and got very heated the year 2020 as students sought to redefine the terms "respect", "safety" & "welfare" in an attempt to cancel out various opinions, though this battle was lost for the cancel crowd as a Professor of Philosophy decided to step in and sort things out.
I have personally at times dismissed the matter as a fad that will pass being personally unable to calculate that there actually exists a critical mass of people that truly prefer to molly-coddle the new generation instead of teaching them the harsh realities of the world and letting them make their own conclusions. This current ultra-liberal generation was taught and nurtured by racist, sexist, heterosexual and "toxic" masculinity, we still turned out into hyper-sexual feminist metrosexuals so cannot really see the cause of concern and the hyper-drive to mute people and their views.
Some universities in the US have now cancelled Homer's Odyssey, Shea Martin, who is described by the website called LoveliteraTea as a “queer, Black teacher, researcher, and organizer who dreams and works toward liberation with teachers and students across the country,” Tweeted “be like Odysseus and embrace the long haul to liberation (and then take the Odyssey out of your curriculum because it’s trash),” in June of last year.
“Haha,” replied Heather Levine, an English teacher at Lawrence High School in Massachusetts. “Very proud to say we got the Odyssey removed from the curriculum this year!” she added triumphantly.
Levine had no comment when Gurdon contacted her regarding her WSJ story, telling Gurdon that to even ask about the issue was “invasive.”
'Be like Odysseus' but don't dare find out what he did....
A couple of days ago it was reported that a Canadian-Jewish student in London pressed charges against his London university for failing to protect him from "anti-semitism".
The issue: he was branded a 'Zionist' by fellow students during a heated debate for supporting Israeli policy and some of these same students supported the BDS movement, apparently he broke down and so he decided to leave uni to return to Canada and then sought a refund for his fees, initially the university offered him a token of £500 for his "emotional trauma" so he then decided to press charges on them. He won and was awarded £15000 in compensation by the university.
...take your common sense with you, and leave your prejudices behind...