During a diversity discussion hosted at Portland State University, students walked out when a biologist pointed to basic facts. The students were outraged when Evergreen State College biologists Heather E. Heying pointed out the biological differences between male and female.
The event was titled “We Need to Talk about Diversity” and included influential people like Heying, former Google engineer James Damore, and writer Helen Pluckrose. Peter Boghossian, who works as a philosophy professor at Portland State, moderated the talk. And the panelists sought out common ground as they talked about “social constructivism.”
Pluckrose, the writer, started talking about definitions and what the words “innate,” “biological,” and “inherited differences” mean – especially when considering the men and women. Pluckrose claimed that the term social constructivism dismisses all the biological facts and replaces them with societal norms.
That’s when Boghossian took control and steered the conversation toward Damore’s memo, where he stated differences between women and men. That’s when the moderator asked Heying, the biologists, to explain how Damore’s memo relates to what the writer just said.
Heying admitted that arguing this philosophical concept as a biologists put her in a “strange position.” And she said, simply, that “differences between men and women that are explicitly anatomical and physiological.”
Who would dispute this? Male and female beings are born with complementary genitalia. And there are other differences that are obvious to an honest observer.
“I would say you could be irritated by it. You could be irritated by the fact that women have to be the ones who gestate and lactate. You could be irritated by a lot of truths.”
Protestors were offended and outraged. Men and women rose to their feet and walked out of the talk. They were unwilling to accept that the biology of men and women has differences.
Then a commotion broke out in the back of the room. The microphone cut out. Then someone shouted for security to come help.
Outside of the gender riot, a police officer restrained a woman to a bench. Then she said:
“He’s a piece of sh*t. That is not okay. Even the women in there have been brainwashed!”
This woman was forced out of the building and shouts as she is escorted out: “F*** the police! Power to the people.” Then she raised her clenched fist to the sky.
Meanwhile, a male protestor who also believes that zero biological difference exists between men and women urged the Portland students not to “listen to fascism.” And that their lies should not be tolerated in America because “Nazis are not welcome.”
Meanwhile, Boghassian, who has failed his job of moderating the discussion, asked the panelists to ignore the commotion and speak up because the “conversation’s going to go on.”
He then called the protestors’ behavior “unacceptable” and that if society cannot listen to each others’ opinions, then no solution will be reached. The remaining audience cheered at his level-headed point of view.
What do you think about these liberal protestors denying that biological differences exist between male and female?