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.

In IT/ engineering programs in Sweden there’s no trace of it (outside of students wearing pins of couuuurse) afaik but I’m guessing it’s a totally different story in other programs. This article is downright scary 😟

[–] WholeGrain Archive It All 5 points

European here. It's worse in non-STEM fields for sure. Pedagogy, teaching and art have had it bad for years. But now the "queer" student representatives (despite queer never having been a slur here) are pushing pronouns and all-gender bathrooms. Funny how the aforementioned "queer, lgbt and women" focused representatives focus exclusively on pronouns and trans bullshit.

I hate Ted Cruz but if given this demand, I'd probably do like he did and say "My name is ___ and my pronouns are fuck/you."

Then I'd get up and walk out, go to the registrar, and ask for a paper to initiate withdrawal from the university. In the field that asks why you're leaving, I'd put: "I am withdrawing because your spineless idiot professors let the SJW students lead as authority figures instead of putting their foot down and teaching facts. Your shit classes teach 'queer theory' and 'queer theory' is the pathway to normalizing pedophilia. Also, men cannot be women, Epstein didn't kill himself, and J.K. Rowling did nothing wrong. Deal with it".

If only that would work. I think they'd just pat themselves on the back for ridding the school of a "bigot."

I want to find others in the program who are not okay with this, but it's hard. Everyone accepts the woke dogma either because they don't bother thinking too deeply about it or because they're afraid of the repercussions of going against the grain. It's tough to separate who's in which category.

What an added stress it must be to have to silently endure this indoctrination. In regards to finding like-minded souls perhaps approach the prof (s) who use "women and birthing persons" and tell them that you appreciate how truly inclusive they are for including the word "women".