Shutting up men at university: revenge of the mediocre

Shutting up men at university: revenge of the mediocre, by Andrew Bolt.

Anti-male sexism runs riot at universities, promoted by inferior talents waving their race or gender credentials. It is the kind of “fairness” that rewards mediocrities.

Example one:

A University of Hawaii professor recently claimed that universities should “stop hiring white cis men” until “the problem goes away.”

In a recent American Mathematical Society blog post—unsubtly titled “Get Out The Way”—University of Hawaii at Manoa “temporary assistant professor” of mathematics Piper Harron argues that white, cisgender males should immediately resign from their positions because “actual solutions require women of color and trans people.”

Like her, she means. By sheer coincidence.

Example two:

“Privileged” male students have been told to be more like women by curbing their confidence and refraining from dominating or showing off during classes, following workshops run by the University of Melbourne Student Union.

A report from the sessions, tabled with the union’s student council, reveals female and coloured students complaints about “gaslighting” — a term commonly used to describe how victims of domestic violence are manipulated by perpetrators — describing how white, male students talk over them in class, “making us question whether we know anything”.

So questioning statements made during tutorials — which are actually meant to test knowledge and reach for knowledge – is equated to domestic violence?

Reader Phillip Barton: I think of it more as the meek (and pathetic) having inherited the earth.