London More than a thousand students and professors gathered for a female teacher, who was famous Scottish University of St Andrews The contract did not renew. Teacher and philosopher are called Alison Kerr, Is American and until a few days ago was the head of a dedicated university head “Sexual Studies”, It is a study of gender, the only woman in the field among other things and honored by colleagues and members who have worked with her for years. But now the university has decided to stop working with Kerr for unspecified reasons. Not only this: Two male teachers were chosen in their place, who, according to Kerr’s supporters, would not even have the knowledge and curriculum required to take their place.
Therefore more than a thousand students and professors, not only in the United Kingdom, have taken action for the American philosopher, as The Times and Herald Scotland reported today, according to them, as Kerr’s presence would be “crucial to the credibility of” Department. “This is after Kerr’s protest against St. Andrews:” The decision not to renew my contract and risk the work of the Department of Gender Studies is a slap for all those who have hitherto diversified faculty and professionalism Is promoted. Of their course “.
In favor of Kerr, not only Scottish university students and colleagues, but also professors abroad such as Elinor Mason of the University of California, expressed their opinions, for which “it is a shame that all of Kerr’s works are defined in this way” Or as Andrea Peto, professor at Central European University in Budapest, founded by George Soros and directed for several years by former liberal Canadian politician Michael Ignietif: “Gender studies are subject to attack globally”, Peto commented, ” It is very sad that this happens at St. Andrews University as well. Probably does not step back.
This, however, does not appear to be the intention of the university. A University of The Times spokesman also declined to comment on Alison Kerr’s special case, but commented that “many of the reconstructions do not conform to reality and tarnish St. Andrews’ reputation. It was never decided The department (Gender Studies, Ed) would be headed by one person. And all the teachers selected to fill the role have the necessary curriculum to do so ”.
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