Report: Student banned from class after saying there are two genders

On Friday, Campus Reform reported that Lake Ingle, a student at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was banned from attending a religious studies class the report says is required for graduation.  His thought-crime?  He accurately stated the biological fact that there are only two genders.

“Later this week I will be defending myself and my FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS in front of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB) of the Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (IUP) against allegations of Classroom Conduct violations,” Ingle said in a Facebook post that was deleted after obtaining legal counsel.

“The decision made by the AIB that day will determine whether I will be able to continue participating in my full course load, as well as graduate this May as scheduled,” Ingle added. “This is not transgender, woman’s rights, or wage issue. This is about free speech and the constant misuse of intellectual power in universities.”

According to Campus Reform:

According to Ingle, the class was forced to watch a Ted-Talk on February 28 featuring Paula Stone, a transgender woman, who gave examples of “mansplaining,” “male privilege,” and systematic sexism. Following the video, Ingle wrote that the instructor “opened the floor to WOMEN ONLY. Barring men from speaking until the women in the class have had their chance to speak.”

After some time had elapsed, Ingle stated he “took this opportunity to point out the official view of biologists who claim there are only two biological genders,” and refuted the “gender wage gap,” after which class resumed as normal.

“The floor was opened, and not a single woman spoke. Thirty seconds or so passed and still no woman had spoken. So, I decided it was permissible for me to enter the conversation, especially because I felt the conversation itself was completely inappropriate in its structure,” Ingle told Campus Reform. “I objected to the use of the anecdotal accounts of one woman’s experience to begin a discussion in which they were considered reality. It was during my objection that Dr. Downie attempted to silence me because I am not a woman.”

Ingle met with his instructor, who reportedly gave him two documents — an Academic Integrity Referral Form and Documented Agreement.  Photos of the documents can be seen at the Campus Reform article, here.

Both forms charge Ingle with: “Disrespectful objection to the professor’s class discussion structure; refusal to stop talking out of turn; angry outbursts in response to being required to listen to a trans speaker discuss the reality of white male privilege and sexism; disrespectful references to the validity of trans identity and experience; [and making a] disrespectful claim that a low score on any class work would be evidence of professor’s personal prejudice.”

The college, according to the documented agreement, seeks to force an apology from Ingle, stipulating that “Lake will write an apology to the professor which specifically addresses each of the disrespectful behaviors described above.”

The agreement also says that on March 8, “Lake will begin class with an apology to the class for his behavior and then listen in silence as the professor and/or any student who wishes to speak shares how he or she felt during Lake’s disrespectful and disruptive outbursts on 2-28.”

In other words, the school is ordering Ingle to submit to what George Orwell described as a “Two Minutes Hate” in his classic, “1984.”

Additionally, the school banned Ingle from the class, even though it is required for graduation, saying, “Due to the serious nature of the issue, you are barred from attending this class in accordance with the Classroom Disruption policy.”

“During my time as a Religious Studies major, I have had professors insult me for opposing views, call me names such as ‘racist’ or ‘sexist’, and have had my views discredited due my race, gender, and sexual orientation,” Ingle said on Facebook.

“In short – this is not the first time an instructor and I have had a disagreement over course material or that I have objected to the views being pushed on the class,” he further wrote. “That being said, the wording in the documents is not only exaggerated, but more than one line is entirely untruthful and is done so purposefully to discredit my views and paint me as intolerant and ignorant.”

Once upon a time, colleges and universities used to be esteemed institutions of higher learning.  Unfortunately, many have devolved into Marxist indoctrination centers where neither freedom nor truth are welcome.

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