2017/03/18: Go ahead, make my day....
(Chanting) Shame on you! Shame! Shame! Shame on you! And uh, it was originally supposed to be a panel with 3 other people and also a moderator and the panelists and the moderator either chose to, or were forced to bow out as a consequence of public pressure being applied to them for being willing to appear with me on the same stage.
We anticipate that Dr. Peterson’s talk will, and should result in public critical opposition to his ideas, including public opposition to how he has treated trans and gender non-conforming people, which may take the form of public protest.
(Chanting) This is where we draw the line! In the present climate, proponents of free speech may try to paint such opposition as just another indicator that Dr. Peterson’s freedom of speech is in fact under threat.
Okay, no problem. So, this is what I’ll say about that. To the members of the PACBIC, President Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community. If you would like to debate with me about the issue of gender and sexuality, I’m willing to do that with as many people as you want to put forward, at any time you want, at any place of your choosing.
Hopefully sooner rather than later. And if you’re not willing to do that, and you’re gonna write cowardly little letters like this and make them public instead, I might suggest that if you’re unwilling to defend your ideas in public, that you should just shut up and go away.
I have no problem defending my ideas about gender and sexual difference. And if you guys think that you know what the hell you’re talking about then why don’t you come out and face me instead of sending your student proxies to complain about me when I come to your university to try to make a case.