After Professor Liping Liu sent an email to his Information Systems Analysis and Design students telling them that he’d raised female students’ grades in an effort to be more #woke, the University of Akron stepped in and blocked him from trashing their academic legacy in the name of feminism.
According to officials at the school, Professor Liu sent this email to students last week: “FYI, your grade has been sent to the university registrar. The following categories of students may see their grades raised one level or two: Female students (it is a national movement to encourage female students to go to information sciences); Students who had earned scores in exams (especially final exams) demonstrating a higher performance than their calculated ones; Students who attended class but missed reporting attendance (as long as I can tell).”
While the university may not have had much problem with the second two categories, they had a big problem with the first one.
“While the professor’s stated intention of encouraging female students to go into the information sciences field may be laudable, his approach as described in his email was clearly unacceptable,” said University of Akron provost Rex Ramsier. “The University of Akron follows both the law and its policies and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. The professor in question has been advised accordingly, and he has reaffirmed his commitment to adhering to these strict standards.”
Fox News Channel 8 in Cleveland spoke to several students on campus; they unanimously agreed that, even if the movement to get more women involved in the information sciences was an honorable goal, this was not the way to go about achieving it.
“I guess you could say it’s a noble thing to do, like you want to incorporate more women into the field however, at the same time it’s completely unacceptable and no professor should,” psychology major Samiyyah Ceasor told reporters.
“I think it’s a good idea executed poorly I definitely think we need more women in the STEM fields but I don’t think that’s the right way of going at it for sure,” junior Milos Kupusovic said.
Even college students brought up in the age of Internet-Crazed Feminism (the 4th Wave) can look at this and see how stupid it is, so why did Professor Liu think it was a good idea?
Alas, while this is a rather blatant attempt to cheat the system on behalf of a supposedly-persecuted minority, it’s really not that far from the affirmative action mentality that many on the left wholeheartedly believe in. This professor may have been thwarted in his efforts this time around, but it won’t be long before the feminist blogosphere lights up with writers who argue that yes, we SHOULD give women a higher grade simply because of their gender. We’ve already been told that meritocracy systems are a tool of the white supremacist patriarchy, so it’s only logical to predict that this is where we’re headed.
Professor Liu was just ahead of his time, that’s all.