Teacher's Career Threatened Over LGBTQ Policy
Teachers are supposed to challenge students and discuss things especially topics relevant to the class. Gender dysphoria and the subject of gender definitely falls under psychology. But when an Oregon, Pacific University Professor tried to segway into the subject as he had done before, one student felt discriminated against and the school decided to play hardball. Richard Paxton was given an ultimatum: resign or else.
"The story, which Paxton says he’s told before without incident, was meant to illustrate the psychological schema theory of how the mind works, particularly Jean Piaget’s notion that schemas develop through a process of assimilation and accommodation. Paxton says that gender is one of the most studied aspects of schema theory, in that humans quickly distinguish between male and female, so he told his students how he and some old graduate school friends once got a surprise after attending a meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New Orleans.
Looking for a bar to listen to some jazz music after a good dinner, the all-male group headed to a promising spot across the street, Paxton wrote in a summary of the story provided by DesCamp. “One of the things that got our attention was a group of frankly rather fine-looking ladies standing out front smoking. ‘Looks promising,’ we said.” Yet upon getting closer to “where these ladies in short-shorts were still hanging out smoking, we noticed a sign above the door. It said: ‘Y’all come in. World’s Best Female Impersonators.’”
Suddenly, “our attitudes changed. Our schemas were put in disequilibrium,” Paxton said. “A few nervous comments were exchanged and we quickly decided to go somewhere else.”
Paxton "was told that if he didn’t resign, he would be publicly investigated and then fired."
Paxton has hired a lawyer as the school investigates and he has been placed on administrative leave, he refused to resign. So far it has been 130 days since he was placed on leave. It's likely the school has no grounds to act this way. But since liberals have taken over academia they likely think they can do whatever they want. This feels like discrimination against straight people. There is nothing wrong with Paxton and his friends not being interested in female impersonators. That's biology men are attracted to women in most cases. So how is it offensive that they walked away from a bar with men dressed as women?