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University Begins ‘Intersectional Diversity and Sexual Harassment Training’

Posted on | November 12, 2018 | Comments Off on University Begins ‘Intersectional Diversity and Sexual Harassment Training’

News from the campus SJW Thought Police:

The University of Washington-Seattle has caved to student demands culminating after a computer science professor pointed out why efforts to close the “gender gap” in computer science may be futile.
The controversy began in June, when UW-Seattle Professor Stuart Reges published “Why Women Don’t Code” for Quillette, in which he articulated why women are less interested in computer science than men. (Hint, hint: men and women are different).
Though Reges admits the title was hyperbolic — as he has taught hundreds of women to code during his career — UW students didn’t see it as such. They circulated an internal memo of concern ad lobbied UW against his “gender harassment.”
Roughly five months later, a group of graduate students have announced that they’ve negotiated with senior officials at the UW computer science school to ensure that “more will be done to address gender harassment at the Allen School.”
While it’s unclear exactly how many “grievance demands” students filed, the school agreed to at least three.
From now on, UW will provide “intersectional diversity and sexual harassment training to both [student employees] and [the professors who supervise them]” which all students and professors will be highly encouraged to attend. . . .
UW spokesman Victor Balta said that nearly every aspect of 100-level computer science courses will be inspected to ensure they promote inclusivity. This includes “curriculum, organization, programming language and environment, teaching methods and techniques, new devices… as well as ensuring that our gateway courses are attractive and welcoming to the broadest group of students.”
All this, it seems, simply because students were outraged at Reges’ op-ed pointing out that men simply are more interested in coding, as men tend to want to work alone and with numbers, while women are more people oriented.

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) Given a choice between university “intersectional diversity” training and, say, driving a forklift in a warehouse, I’m absolutely certain I’d be driving a forklift. What part of “fuck your totalitarian ‘social justice’ ideology” do these pinheads not understand?



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