Stock and Tuvel

Stock and Tuvel

I was just watching a video of Kathleen Stock and Rebecca Tuvel at Cornell talking about their experiences in academia in recent years. Both women struck me as eminently sensible and decent people with perfectly defensible (and innocuous) views. Yet they have been subjected to vicious persecution and cancellation by assorted idiots. The worst offenders have been other so-called professors, often women. This is really a major scandal in the universities: stemming either from malicious or spineless individuals. How anyone could defend this treatment beats me. It is a sign of a deep sickness in contemporary intellectual culture (sic).

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  1. Mark L
    Mark L says:

    I agree with this. I have watched Kathleen Stock in interviews several times and i think it’s her intellect that frightens them.

    I joined twitter last year for six months (to comment on political issues) – I had hardly any followers . However I noticed that those with many friends were all playing it safe – well within the comfort zone of their tribe and those who said anything that was at all critical of some of the tribe’s beliefs were labelled “bigots” and blocked – it was a rare event to meet someone who actually wanted to have a proper discussion. This was especially true on topics around biological sex. Radical Trans ideology is a highly defensive position that is the product of pulling the wool over society’s eyes for a number of years (various lobby groups infiltrating all the relevant institutions) and also a deep terror of any kind of critical thinking, lest the whole rotten edifice collapses. Too much grandstanding, virtue signalling and abuse have taken place to allow the perpetrators to row back on these zany beliefs. I find it particularly annoying that a cursory look around twitter (outside of one’s followers) and you’ll find plenty of Trans people deeply unhappy about the current ideology – I feel very sad for them – they just want to get on with their lives.

    We’ve always had tribalism, but I think the internet is making it far worse – algorithms guiding us into making more friends and followers by virtue signalling to the point where we ourselves just become an algorithm. Critical thinking is a liability that is punished over and over again. So is it any wonder that it spills out into real life, workplaces, institutions – more and more I’m coming to believe that we would all be happier if we just switched this damn internet thing off.

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