02 March, 2021

Oh—That Cancel Culture

SUNY student suspended for Instagram post saying, "A Man Is A Man, A Woman Is A Woman" (reclaimthenet.org)

I have TG friends. My wife has a TG cousin (now deceased). Just like everyone else, they have their issues. Some are a little more depressed than average, I think. On the other hand, some are a little more happy than average. Not for me to say where it balances out.

So, you may disagree with Stevens’ statement. You may even find it offensive. But what he says on social media, unless he’s actively threatening violence or a crime, should not be grounds for dismissal from school.

An education student at a university in New York was suspended after his Instagram posts were brought to the attention of the school’s administration. The school says education students have to abide by the rules of their profession, which include “protecting the mental and emotional well-being of all students.”

In one of the posts, Owen Stevens, a student at the State University of New York-Geneseo (SUNY-Geneseo), said “A man is a man, a woman is a woman. A man is not a woman and a woman is not a man.”

Once again, as always, I am on the side of free speech.

This is wrong.

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