Liberal college students had a meltdown (shock right?) that was caught on video when a discussion panel scandalously agreed that men and women are biologically different.
I guess their university doesn’t teach students basic biology? Facts don’t care about your feelings.
Portland State University held an event on February 17, titled “We Need To Talk About Diversity,” moderated by PSU philosophy professor Peter Boghossian.
On the panel were former Evergreen State biologist Heather E. Heying, writer Helen Pluckrose, and the infamous James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired due to outrageously claiming within a memo that men and women have biological differences. Truly shocking.
During the discussion, Boghossian asked Pluckrose to explain what “social constructivism” meant.
“It’s the idea that all of our traits, our characteristics, abilities, cognitive, psychological, behavioral, are learned from societal norms; the idea that there can be innate or biological or inherited differences are dismissed. And so, we’re in a position where if there is injustice, or if there is an imbalance anywhere, sort of an inequality of representation, then the explanation for that can be the societal injustice,” Pluckrose responded.
Boghossian then asked Heying, “What can we take from what Helen said to help us make sense of James’ memo”
“James argues, accurately, that there are differences between men and women. This is a strange position to be in, to be arguing for something that is so universally and widely accepted within biology. What is not as widely accepted is that culture is also evolutionary, but I’m going to argue that both biology and culture are both evolutionary,” Heying replied.
“Let’s look at differences between men and women that are explicitly anatomical and physiological; are men taller than women on average? Does anyone take offense at that fact? I would say you could be irritated by it; you could be irritated by the fact that women have to be the ones who gestate and lactate; you could be irritated by a lot of truths—”
Then Heying was cut off by a young woman with green hair, who stood up and staged a walkout with her fellow protesters.
Heying continued to talk as the protesters caused a commotion, sabotaging the sound system and knocking things over in the auditorium. Someone asked for security and Boghossian interrupted Heying to ask, “did they shut off the volume? Can everybody hear?”
The footage then shows a woman being led away and isolated by the police, as she shouts “He’s a piece of s***! That is not okay. Even the women in there have been brainwashed!”
A male protester is then seen ranting “[we] should not listen to fascism. It should not be tolerated in civil society. Nazis are not welcome in civil society.”
You’d be forgiven for thinking that these protesters had been at a different event.
The footage cuts back to the aforementioned young woman, who calls out “F*** the police! Power to the people!” several whole feet away from the police, before exiting the building.
Stunning and brave.
Inside, the panel continued on, as Boghossian goes on to say:
“All right, we’re going to raise our voices. The conversation’s going to go on,” prompting cheers and applause from the audience. He continued, “Let me be crystal clear: that sort of behavior is unacceptable in civilized society. And if that person is a student, they should be given a warning, and if they do it again they should be expelled from the university.”
Hopefully, the protesters left to take a science class or two.
Watch the Triggering Below, Starting at 18:08
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