Laurier U so sorry for teacher’s “he and she” tongue-lashing

Wilfred Laurier University has apologized to teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd for the tongue-lashing she took because she aired a clip of a debate featuring Jordan Peterson, the unreformed crusader for conventional pronouns “he” and “she.”  Canadian Press says the university is proceeding with a third-party investigation into the dispute with Shepherd but admitted that audio recordings of her interactions with immediate superiors required an apology. Shepherd said she secretly recorded a meeting with three Laurier staff members in which she was roundly criticized for failing to condemn the views of Peterson. He refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns in addressing students and others who insist they do not wish to be called, or are not in fact, he or she. On the recording of the meeting, Shepherd is heard tearfully defending her decision to play the clip while staff accuse her of being transphobic and liken her failure to condemn Peterson to remaining neutral on the views of Adolf Hitler. Shepherd told CP she is happy about the apology but figures that Laurier didn’t have much choice after she the let the recorded cat out of the bag.

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