A political-science professor at one of Idaho’s top universities has sparked outrage after publicly calling for women not to attend engineering, medical and law schools so they can could focus on “women’s goals” such as “housework and childbirth. ”
Scott Yenor, Boise State University, who previously served on the far right Lieutenant Colonel Janice McGeachin’s task force investigating right-wing claims about “teaching” in schools, made the bizarre statement during the National Conservative Conference in Orlando at the end of October, Idaho Statesman report.
After his comments went viral on social media this week, female students and female legislators in Idaho said they were in total panic.
“He has power. He has the right to give a score. It’s disgusting. He needs to get into the current century, but it doesn’t look like he’s going to make it,” said Emily Walton, an MBA student at Boise State. Statesman.
Yenor’s remarks at the October 31 event went beyond sexist stereotypes, with the professor suggesting that a country can only be “great” if men and women separate. differ in their scope.
He told the crowd: “Young men must be honorable and responsible to inspire young women with peace of mind in their goals of housework and childbearing. “Every effort must be made not to recruit women into engineering, but to recruit and demand more men to become engineers. Ditto for school of meditation, law, and every commerce,” he said.
He also expressed nostalgia for a time when “women used to have many children when the mortality rate in childbirth was really high,” seemingly lamenting the availability of birth control methods.
Yenor has yet to comment publicly on the uproar over his comment, but after the video of his speech went viral, he retweeted it on Twitter and doubled down on his stance, writes that “our independent women are better at drugs, less interventionist, and more argumentative than women should be. ”
With no connection to eternity through their families, such women gain their meaning through their involvement in the global project, he writes.
While some students called for the university to take action against the professor, a Boise State spokesperson made it clear in comments to Statesman that Yenor would not face the consequences.
Mike Sharp told the newspaper: “Boise State University understands that the open exchange of ideas, which is a cornerstone of education, can bring up ideas that are unpleasant and even offensive. “However, the university cannot infringe on the First Amendment rights of any member of our community, regardless of whether we, as individual leaders, agree or not. Agree with the message. Not a single faculty member that defines Boise State — or any public university — endorses or stands for it. ”
State Senator Melissa Wintrow, a Democrat, expressed concern over Yenor’s comments and concerns about the possibility that he might discriminate against female students.
“You start to wonder, what is the goal here? If that takes us back in time and disenfranchises women as far as we’ve come, that’s a problem,” she said.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/scott-yenor-boise-state-university-professor-calls-for-women-to-be-kept-out-of-engineering-and-law?source=articles&via=rss Scott Yenor, Boise State University Professor, Calls for Women to Be Engineering and Law