VIDEO: [Oxford Union] Cambridge’s traditional rival, Oxford University, invited Jordan Peterson eight months ago to discuss his currently controversial views. Full Address and Q&A. [Jun 24, 2018]
The Canadian psychologist, who has hundreds of thousands of fans, styles himself as the “professor against political correctness”, and has argued for enforced monogamy, and pushed the view that men are victims of gender discrimination.
He has also said that the idea of white privilege is a “Marxist lie.”
The professor first came to fame in 2016 because he opposed an anti-discrimination bill that meant he had to use the preferred pronouns of his students and colleagues. He said that the law infringed on his free speech, refusing to use any other pronoun than “he” or “she”.
Students protested across the university’s campus and caused a media storm in Canada and the US.
He was due to take part in a two month academic fellowship at the Faculty of Divinity, planning to run around ten public lectures on the Bible, which would be a continuation of his work at the University of Toronto.
Academics and the student union publicly protested his appointment, with lecturer Priyamvada Gopal sarcastically tweeting: ” Jordan Peterson to be my colleague later this year? So EXCITED. So much to learn, so much wisdom to glean. Well done, Cambridge, no better way to signal our commitment to diversity and decolonization.”