Thomas Gallatin / January 7, 2021

Woke Mob Attacks Princeton Prof Over Preferred Pronoun Survey

Robert George merely observed that the motive behind “preferred pronouns” is ideology.

Woke Rule No. 1: Thou shalt not question woke ideology, or point out any inconsistency or ulterior motive.

Once again, the totalitarian underbelly of the woke mob has reared its ugly head, this time against Princeton Professor Robert George for daring to post a basic poll question via social media. The good professor simply posted the following survey question: “By listing or stating their ‘preferred pronouns’ people are making sure that others know their: sex, gender, [or] ideology.” The (correct) answer that garnered the highest number of votes was “ideology.”

But daring to expose the motivation behind nonsensical “preferred pronoun” demands has resulted in Professor George being blasted as “transphobic,” with a woke social media mob calling for his head. You see, George has a history of calling out the foolishness of “transgenderism.” In 2016, he stated, “There are few superstitious beliefs as absurd as the idea that a woman can be trapped in a man’s body & [vice-versa].” He’s also noted the scientific fact that “to regard a man as a woman is to misunderstand biology.”

Defending his survey question, George observed, “There is a temptation for people on both the right and left to suppose that no reasonable person of goodwill could possibly disagree with them or doubt the premises of their views. Yielding to that temptation, some on the right think that anyone who disagrees with them is a libertine; some on the left think that anyone who disagrees with them is a bigot. They are equally wrong.”

Ironically proving George’s point, woke activist Priyanka Aiyer argued, “[It’s] not productive to have a debate like this. We’re talking about pronouns, but that’s not actually what we’re talking about. We’re really talking about the existence and the validity of people whose gender is not the same as the one they were assigned at birth.” In other words, questioning someone’s woke ideology should not be allowed.

Shutting down debate or questions over concerns of not wanting to offend someone’s delusional sensitivities is in reality an assault on free thought and free speech. No free society should accept such totalitarian demands of thought control, let alone an academic institution.

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