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Canada’s Social Justice Education System

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What's so awful about social-justice doctrine is that it will hurt the very kids it's supposed to help. It deploys significant resources in the wrong direction and aggressively ignores everything important that we know about kids and school achievement. Decades of social-science research confirm that the biggest predictors of school achievement are family structure effects – family composition, stability, maternal education and socioeconomic status. These have nothing to do with entrenched systems of power and privilege, and everything to do with factors such as having two parents and close parental supervision. Sad to say, not all the anti-bias training in the world is going to change that.

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/your-new-school-curriculum-social-justice-for-all/article37164450/

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" Ladies, if you've ever used the word "basic" to describe yourself or the actions you're participating in, you're enabling the patriarchy and likely suffering from internalized misogyny.

And I bet you'd didn't even know you hated women.

Well, that's what the bats*** crazy feminists over at Teen Vogue believe. In a piece published last month, feminist writer Jackie Veling explained that the term "basic" is actually a tool of the patriarchy and terribly oppressive for every pumpkin spice latte-lovin', UGG boot-rockin' female. And, alas, we must ban the word if we want real equality. "

 

 

http://www.dailywire.com/news/24187/teen-vogue-says-we-should-ban-innocuous-word-amanda-prestigiacomo?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-podcast&utm_campaign=mattwalsh

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I have only ever heard that term used by women against women.  How is that a tool of the Patriarchy?

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Take the required time to listen to this. Start at about the 4  minute mark. It’s gets a tad wordy at times but the message Steyn is conveying is indisputable.

 

 

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Rex Murphy: Time to move on from the Shepherd affair? Hardly

“ The Shepherd-Laurier contest has been almost universally described as a free speech controversy. It is. But only as a secondary matter. It is really more about freedom of inquiry, the boundaries between zealous advocacy and the pursuit of knowledge, and the introduction of identity and sexual preference as an—or the—avenue to truth. It raises questions that most universities so far lack the nerve to face.”

“ The Shepherd-Laurier contest has been almost universally described as a free speech controversy. It is. But only as a secondary matter. It is really more about freedom of inquiry, the boundaries between zealous advocacy and the pursuit of knowledge, and the introduction of identity and sexual preference as an—or the—avenue to truth. It raises questions that most universities so far lack the nerve to face.

The controversy really turned on a challenge to the academic protectionist racket that rules in the SJW curriculum, the iron bars of political correctness that dictate what is “right” and what is “wrong,” which is determined not by academic inquiry, evidence or scholarship, but by the dogmas and shibboleths of the grievance studies wing that is now flourishing in nearly every first world university.

These studies have fixed the boundaries of what is permissible to say and what is the right attitude to have, and they have predetermined both the subject matter and range of reference. They “contest” every social value of the wider world, and forbid contestation of their own unassailable dogmas and prejudices. They licence themselves to censor everyone else, and all the values of every other system of thought except the doctrines of social justice and equity studies. 

And they fight dirty to protect that sacred enclave. Hence the ludicrous, insulting equations of Speech to actual Violence, the cry of Unsafe Spaces, professors actually whining that after a little classroom discussion they are “fearful of going to class,” that they are “threatened.” They invoke all the metaphors of a war zone to “protect” the most swaddled, innocuous, friction-free environments on the continent: the university campus.

In the brave new world of social justice, academia categories are flipped on their head or emptied of rational meaning. Speech they resent is labeled violence; violence they do like is protected speech. All real disciplines are “tools” of oppression; theirs, by contrast, is a self-evident scripture of the enlightened.

This is where Lindsay Shepherd’s case really falls. She plucked a thread that threatens to unravel the whole specious garment.

Her disinterested class discussion violated the iron rules of political correctness and caste fealty within this self-contained world. She offered an open discussion, and open discussion in this strange twilight corner of the university is as noon sunlight on poor Nosferatu.

And as a result, the obviously open-minded and conscientious Lindsay Shepherd got the full on Maoist-like beat down from her superiors, on trumped up “complaints,” and was forced to bear the anger and animosity of the campus factionalists. And not least, and most offensively, got sneered at for her skin colour and “privilege.” Time to move on? Hardly. Time to climb out and look around would be more like it.”

 

 

http://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-time-to-move-on-from-the-shepherd-affair-hardly

 

 

 

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