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I'd love to see the opinions of members here who are in European universities.

Shit is truly craycray in US universities. I just started grad school after working several years, and the wokeness is over the top. Our professors have explicitly said that we're going to focus on using critical race theory and queer theory as lenses for the health field that we're studying. In two different classes, professors also sent out email telling students it's okay to skip class next week because we'll be covering "triggering" topics. Each class has insisted we introduce ourselves by stating our names and pronouns... I've been relieved that at least when talking about maternity the preferred language is "women and birthing persons" instead of just "birthing persons".

And this is at a school that is literally the very top in its area of study. One of the faculty mentioned that they changed the curriculum to be more inclusive after getting feedback from students even though some faculty were reluctant, and I think that's ridiculous. YOU are the experts, not these delicate little children telling you how to teach!! How the fuck can these faculty honestly say that they're preparing students for going out in the real world?

We're already seeing the consequences of academia taking this hard left turn, as more and more people don't trust science anymore. And, frankly, they're right to be skeptical.

[–] Lilith-Fair 0 points Edited

Are you even allowed to not participate in the pronoun game in class?

I'm so so sorry you have to put up with all this. It's bullshit how getting an education now is conditional upon agreeing to sit through indoctrination.

It's totally bullshit! I usually just pretend to forget that part of my introduction when it's my turn to share. And nobody pushes it when I "forget" because they do leave the option to not answer if it makes you uncomfortable, but the implication there is that it makes you uncomfortable because you're in the closet not because you're a hateful bigot like me.

Sounds like a dystopian world honestly. It's all so Orwellian anyway. Just because people are pressured into it doesn't mean they agree with any of it at all.