From Zach Risdon at The Rebel:
We generally think that those who push politically correct agendas on campus congregate in the social sciences. These people are annoying, but surely they have little influence on society as a whole, or more specifically, within medicine and science — fields focused on creating, discovering and building technology for the betterment of human existence, right?
Well, I hate to break it to you, but the answer is an emphatic “no!”
For example, the University of Calgary Department of Anthropology offers a course entitled “Sex and Gender.” As a student in that same department and college, my experience there has been almost always positive. However, this course is an exception. Here is the course outline as stated on the syllabus:
“This course will survey some of the similarities and differences from other animal species and how we vary across human cultures, through an examination of sex (theory of sexual selection and how males and females are genetically distinct) and gender (socially constructed ideas on men and women). Though the roles of both men and women will be studied, the focus will be more on women.”
I was excited to learn more about the principles of sexual selection and how Darwinian evolution shaped the roles of males and females into what they are today. Primate evolution is what I study, after all.More.
Yeah, we all guessed it at once.
The course turned out to be an epic rant about women in science.
But Zach, don’t believe us. Save your loonies and twonies, and go to the Royal Society’s rethinking evolution meet in the fall.
The real program is more fun.
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