Kathleen Lowrey is an associate professor of anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, in Canada. She is also serving as the chair of the undergraduate program – an administrative role which includes duties such as chairing a committee about courses, approving transfer credits, and running a special seminar for honors students in the department.
She’s also a feminist. However, according to some anonymous students and the higher-ups of her University, she is not the right kind of feminist. Because she believes that women are … women. Even worse, she believes that men cannot be women because they don’t have a vagina.
These extreme and radical views caused her to become “problematic” as she was pressured to leave her administrative role. When she refused to do so, she was fired.
Lowrey says she was told in meetings that complaints, made to the dean of students and the university’s Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights, were that her views on feminism were making students feel unsafe and there were concerns this was driving students away from choosing anthropology as a major. She doesn’t know exactly the nature of the complaints — or who made them — because they were made informally and anonymously, she said.
“My chair was hoping that for the good of the department I would resign from my position.”
She said she was also told she had been discouraging students from organizing Pride events, which she denies. It was this claim which led her to conclude the complaints centred around her views on gender.
Following a subsequent meeting with the dean of the faculty, she received a letter saying she couldn’t effectively continue in the role and her leaving would be in the best interests of the department. Lowrey said the letter didn’t expound upon the reasons for her dismissal, and she maintains she has never been given proper reasons for her dismissal in writing.
– National Post, University of Alberta prof loses admin role over views on gender that made students feel ‘unsafe’
Lowrey is not a conservative that is looking to “own the libs”. She actually ascribes her intellectual formation to Marxism and radical feminism. While this kind of background should receive an enthusiastic thumbs-up from the social justice crowd, it is not enough anymore.
That’s because Lowrey describes herself as a “gender-critical feminist” which considers biological sex of primordial importance in fighting for women’s rights. While, only a few years ago, this precept was the norm in feminist circles, it is now deemed bad and “transphobic”.
Until what seems like a few minutes ago, there was nothing controversial about this opinion. But now there is. The only “correct” opinion to hold is that gender expression trumps biology in any rights-based claims. And in academic circles, Lowrey’s views, which she is at no pains to hide on campus and off, are a form of apostasy that cries out for punishment.
– National Post, Barbara Kay: U of A professor holds the line on free expression
Lowrey boils her views on feminism down to a few key ideas: Men cannot get pregnant, lesbians don’t have penises, and biological sex is real. These views apparently made students feel “unsafe” and “caused them harm”.
We are talking about a University (a place of the highest learning possible) being “harmed” by the pre-school teaching that “boys have weewees”….
What better way to liberate women than to make them disappear?
An alarming number of Americans are having trouble making rent payments amid a period of high unemployment and an unfolding depression across the U.S. At least 17% didn’t pay their latest monthly rent and an even larger number of folks are worried about missing upcoming rent payments as the squeeze on households is getting worse, reported Bloomberg, citing the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse survey.
Census Bureau’s Household Pulse survey showed in the last five weeks through June 2, 31% of households said they had “little or no confidence” about paying rent next month.
The survey showed 11% of households with a mortgage skipped servicing payments last month, and 16% said they wouldn’t be able to make payments in the future.
The consumer is in rough shape, despite President Trump touting of a V-shaped recovery and how the stock market is at record highs — households, mainly ones of the bottom 90% — are getting absolutely crushed in this downturn. This sets the stage for a consumer that died with a bang: because in a time of virtually no visibility on job prospects, economic recovery, and how the pandemic is resolved, consumer behavior suggests winter is here.“Households who suffered a loss of income due to Covid-19 may be reducing their spending on non-housing goods/services in order to make their rent or mortgage payment,” said Shawn Bucholtz, an economist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday that he has told lenders to offer distressed consumers forbearances on their debt payments….
How is it possible no one is talking about the entirely optional and destructive nature of the banks continuing to collect and destroy principal on debt payments? The banks could continue receiving interest sans principal without impacting their revenue stream, and the principal could continue to circulate at the grassroots where it’s needed. Inflation could be dealt with simply by stopping the flow of “bailouts” at the top of the economy where it’s not needed.
This is a system of extraction and the turnip has bled dry.
Australia’s national death rate is in line with averages recorded over the last five years, despite the government initially projecting between 50,000 and 150,000 victims from COVID-19….
James joins Derrick Broze of The Conscious Resistance to discuss the Global Day of Action to #ExposeBillGates, set for this Saturday, June 13th. We discuss the reasons people need to act on the important information that is coming out about the Bill Gates-funded agenda to control the world’s population and what we can all do to help spread the word.
It took the US over two centuries to accumulate its first trillion dollars in Federal debt, a number which was surpassed for the first time in the fourth quarter of 1981.
Fast forward less then 40 years to today, when according to the US Treasury, total US debt just surpassed $26 trillion, or $26,003,751,512,344.91 as of June 9, to be exact.
What is stunning, however, is the recent pace of increase: total debt was “only” $23.5 trillion on March 23, the day the Fed unleashed unlimited QE, meaning that in two and a half months, the US has added $2.5 trillion in debt.
And the punchline: the US added the last trillion dollars in the shortest time on record, achieving this remarkable feat in just one month, since May 4, when total debt was just under $25 trillion.
For context, here is total US debt since the start of the century.