Tom Gilson

From the Department of Double Standards Department

A student at York University in Ontario called for a professor’s firing after he said, “‘All Jews should be sterilized’ would be an example of an unacceptable and dangerous opinion.” Her reasoning reportedly went like this:

Grunfeld said Tuesday she may have misunderstood the context and intent of Johnston’s remarks, but that fact is insignificant.

“The words, ‘Jews should be sterilized’ still came out of his mouth, so regardless of the context I still think that’s pretty serious.”

The report does not indicate whether Grunfeld called for her own expulsion after those words came out of her mouth (regardless of the context).

Hat Tip: James Gibson, Sanctus Blog.

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2 thoughts on “From the Department of Double Standards Department

  1. I often wonder how much of comments such as those made by Grunfeld (the student) are feeble face-saving attempts, are born of agenda, or are simple illogic.

  2. Here is a double-standard of a different kind. From the link:

    A Texas astronomer has used science to confirm one of the most famous tales in western literature.

    In this instance, science can confirm that “she (Mary Shelley) wrote it on a challenge one night in June 1816 during a waking dream”.

    But science cannot possibly confirm that “He (Christ) was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures”.

    Science can’t confirm either, really, but you can’t help but see the double-standard at work.

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