Portland State University (PSU) hosted a panel discussion titled, “We Need to Talk About Diversity,” and it seems some liberal students were offended by the conclusions drawn during the discussion.
PSU philosophy professor Peter Boghossian moderated the event held on February 17. Guest speakers included former Evergreen State biologist Heather E. Heying, writer Helen Pluckrose, and former Google engineer James DaMore.
For those of you who need a refresher DaMore was fired in 2017 after sending a memo which highlighted the very real biological differences between men and women.
The snowflakes in the crowd freaked out during the discussion when Heying listed the very simple and obvious biological differences between men and women.
In the midst of their hissy fit, they decided it was upon their right to interrupt the enter event and damage the sound system to silence the speakers.
Boghossian began the discussion by asking Pluckrose what is the definition of “social constructivism.” Pluckrose responded, “It’s the idea that all of our traits, our characteristics, abilities, cognitive, psychological, behavioral, are learned from societal norms; the idea that there can be innate or biological or inherited differences are dismissed. And so, we’re in a position where if there is injustice, or if there is an imbalance anywhere, sort of an inequality of representation, then the explanation for that can be the societal injustice.”
After that Boghossian asked Heying, “What can we take from what Helen said to help us make sense of James’ memo?”
Heying replied, “James argues, accurately, that there are differences between men and women. This is a strange position to be in, to be arguing for something that is so universally and widely accepted within biology. What is not as widely accepted is that culture is also evolutionary; but I’m going to argue that both biology and culture are both evolutionary. Let’s look at differences between men and women that are explicitly anatomical and physiological; are men taller than women on average? Does anyone take offense at that fact? 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—”
It was at this point one green haired snowflake burst out of their seat, causing other protesters to follow.
Heying continued, “—but taking offense is a response that is a reflection of reality. So, men and women are different on height; they’re different on muscle mass; they’re different on where fat is deposited on our bodies. Our brains are also different.”
Heying was interrupted by loud noises in the back, which was the exiting protesters destroying the sound system for the event.
Heying calmly continued, “So there are some binaries—”
Shouts of “security” were made, and police were all over the snowflakes.
Boghossian interjected, “This is what happens — did they shut off the volume? Can everybody hear?
One female snowflake shouted while being escorted out, “He’s a piece of s***. That is not okay. Even the women in there have been brainwashed!”
Another male snowflake said, “… should not listen to fascism. It should not be tolerated in civil society. Nazis are not welcome in civil society.”
The same female snowflake from before exclaimed, “F*** the police! Power to the people,” as she exited the building.
Boghossian shouting to the crowd, due to the microphones not working, said, “All right, we’re going to raise our voices. The conversation’s going to go on,” to which the audience cheered him.
He continued, “Let me be crystal clear: that sort of behavior is unacceptable in civilized society. And if that person is a student, they should be given a warning, and if they do it again they should be expelled from the university.”
Watch the whole thing below: