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Conflict has flared in some universities about hearing – or excluding – unpopular viewpoints. Some controversial speakers have been boycotted, some invitations rescinded, some presentations shouted down.
Recently, universities in Canada have found themselves embroiled in controversy over – of all things – personal pronouns.
I suggest that the commentators on this issue are all missing the point. They’re assuming this is a philosophical issue, the kind of abstract debate that Aristotle might have enjoyed on the slopes of the Acropolis in Athens.
It’s not. It’s about health. About our society’s health.
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: health, politically correct, Jordan Peterson, Rex Murphy, free speech, society, poison, toxins, inclusive language