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March 3, 2021

The State University of New York-Geneseo suspended an education student for posting on his personal Instagram account, “A man is a man, a woman is a woman. A man is not a woman and a woman is not a man.” This got him reported by students claiming to be deeply wounded by his obvious observations about biology.

The school’s president put out an email stressing her “deep personal commitment to promoting social justice” (but obviously not science or free speech), and the administration claimed that Owen Stephens’ comments called into question his ability to fulfill a teacher’s requirement to “maintain a classroom environment protecting the mental and emotional well-being of all students.” They demanded he delete his Instagram posts, reduce his social media presence and undergo a training program in gender sensitivity. He refused, having come to SUNY for an education, not a re-education.

Two points:

First, the fact that he believes in basic biological fact doesn’t mean that as a teacher later in life, he would say anything to hurt the feelings of trans students. They’re making the assumption that the grads they’re turning out won’t be professionals, which gives me yet another reason to question the value of a degree from SUNY.

Second, the funny thing about biology is that it’s an actual science, which means it doesn’t give a flying fig about your feelings. It’s about facts, and one of the immutable facts of biology is that it’s determined in the womb whether you will be male or female, with XY or XX chromosomes, and no amount of hormone shots, surgery or wishful thinking is ever going to change that. We should all be kind and respectful to people who are dealing with gender identity issues, but that doesn’t mean we should all have to pretend that biological facts aren’t true or that they can be altered simply by wanting them to be, any more than you can reverse gravity by sincerely believing that if you jump off a building, you’ll fall up.

I would suggest that Owen read this story for a hint as to what his next move might be:

I’d also suggest that he get the heck out of SUNY’s education department and transfer to another university’s biology department. Unfortunately, these days, even biologists are expected to renounce basic biology, if it contradicts politically correct magical thinking.

On that subject, here’s an article by a Princeton mathematics professor, warning of how “woke” ideology and idiotic concepts such as “white math” and declaring the scientific method and “right” answers to be white supremacist concepts are destroying STEM studies. As I always say, never get on a jet designed by someone who learned that the right answer to a science or math question is whatever makes you feel good about yourself.

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  • Jeanette Cain-Mouton Yunker

    03/03/2021 09:17 PM

    I am appalled on so many levels I barely know where to begin so I will simply point out what I believe SHOULD HAVE BEEN obvious to the President of SUNY in that what she is demanding of this student is exactly what she did NOT do - "maintain a classroom environment protecting the mental and emotional well-being of all students." I am most certain Owen Stephen doesn't feel his mental and emotional well-being" were taken in to account. And may I also suggest that the President might not be qualified to maintain the position of President since she failed to do what she is demanding Stephen do? And perhaps that she should take down her email AND reduce her social media presence AND that she undergo a training program in gender sensitivity. And then, let me go so far as to tell those students who initially complained that they were wounded by the statement that is scientifically valid that I am wounded by the level of their juvenille inability to see the world for what it really is and to be able to think for themselves (as opposed to being caught up in cancel culture that they somehow feel they need to participate in.) And then I'll really step out here and tell them if they aren't mature enough to handle college, the real world, and think for themselves in a mature, educated manner, perhaps they should go home now, save themselves (or more likely their parents) a small fortune in college expensives, and go work at a fast food restaurant so they won't be offended again.

  • Randall Scherer

    03/03/2021 06:45 PM

    It’s really funny how liberals always say, “BELIEVE THE SCIENCE”, but can’t seem to wrap their heads around BIOLOGY 101! Then we’re supposed to believe they are credible?!?!