Articles by Sydney Harker
April 28, 2017
In late March, Ottawa writer and researcher Brent McCamon wrote sceptically on Convivium.ca about protestors who tried to prevent University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson from speaking at the National Gallery of Canada. The activists wanted Peterson “de-platformed” because of his opposition to State-mandated use of transgender positive pronouns. McCamon, in “Wherefore Art Thou Peterson,” argued the academic advent of so-called “intersectionality theory” is spreading incoherence outward from Canadian university campuses.
Jordan Peterson felt safe when protesters referred to him as a “transphobic piece of s***” during his recent attempt to lecture at McMaster University? What about social scientist Charles Murray, who was attacked by protesters after a lecture he gave at Middlebury College? The protestors were so violent that Allison Stranger, a professor at Middlebury, was sent to the hospital with a concussion because she got between Murray and the enraged intersectional social justice warriors Finally, Christina Lamb, a PhD candidate in the nursing school at Western University and a researcher on conscience rights, saw the actions of the social justice activists at the Peterson protest as more show than substance