Connect with:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
HomeAlaska NewsSnowflakery: Gender discrimination training mandatory before UA admissions

Snowflakery: Gender discrimination training mandatory before UA admissions

CLIFF NOTES: MEN ARE INHERENTLY BAD

If you didn’t take the training before Oct. 31, signing up for spring classes at the University of Alaska system just got harder.

Students at Alaska’s public university are now required to complete “Title IX” training months before they take courses.

Hawkins

“Title IX Training: Sex and Gender Based Discrimination” is intended to create a safer and healthier campus environment, where everyone “can live, study, work and have fun safely,” according to the university web site. It’s now mandatory for all faculty, staff, and prospective students, who have to clear the hurdle well in advance.

“I have never done a training so jam packed with such a high amount of illogical false-science and propaganda. There are more efficient and personal ways to combat the issues this training addressed,” said Chaz Rivas, a student at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The senior political science major is involved with campus Republicans and works as a political consultant, and he’s got a keen antenna for all things that are political in nature.

Rivas suggests a simple course in manners is all that’s really needed.

But this is 2017, and manners went out with the ’60s. Now, before attending college, students are taking courses in how not to rape each other.

Rivas said that the training modules portray men as predatory.  As bystanders, the students are trained to assume that men have predatory intent and to deputize themselves to thwart them.

One scenario presented in the modules has a normal-looking male and female student at a party, and when the male steps away to get the female a drink, bystanders (the test taker) should immediately be suspicious he might drug her. The student taking the course is asked to rate how likely they are to protect Jane from predator Matt.

The undercurrent of all this is that Jane cannot take care of herself. Helpless and gullible, she needs protection from presumptive predator Matt, who could be a serial rapist.

“They are basically creating a culture of suspicion, so that anyone trying to do anything is perceived as being predatory,” Rivas said. “They take very normal situations and train you to be an advocate.”

The training also breaks down how to communicate with various gender identities such as gay, transgender, transqueer, non binary, and the other ever-multiplying forms of gender expression. These people need to be communicated with differently than straight people, according to the training.

Accomplished online within an hour and a half, the mandatory training includes scenarios to consider and surveys to measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors.

Plus there are prizes for taking the mandatory course:

Anyone who is made to feel uncomfortable by the training is instruction to stop it and “contact our Employee Assistance program at ComPsych® directly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (866) 465-8934 or use the TDD at (800) 697-0353, or the Student Health and Counseling Center at 907-786-4040, option 3.”

Although the training deadline has passed for Spring enrollment, prospective University of Alaska students can make arrangements through their campus Title IX coordinator to take the course in person.

Line forms on the left.

Donations Welcome
Written by

Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • Again, struck by the foresight(?) of Orwell’s writing in 1984. The ability of the State to destroy all that is good and turn even the closest relationships into suspicion and danger. If you haven’t read it in a while, I suggest a re-read. Along with Animal Farm.

  • … and they need more money? What a distortion of Title IX. Uncle Teddy is groaning and rolling over in his grave.

  • I find this article offensive, please do not run any more like this or I will be forced to figure out what a safe space is.

    • Safe spaces don’t exist for normals – that’s the point of the “training” (brainwashing).

  • Guess I will be sending my grandkids and stepkids out of the state for college

    • Jim, it isn’t any better anywhere else. College is the problem. Send them to vocational school.

    • Good luck – your best bet is to find a good Bible College that doesn’t take federal funds (check out Alaska Bible College).

  • Looks like an obvious target for budget cuts only the snowflakes in Fairbanks want the gravy train to continue. Really, don’t we already have too many unemployed college graduates? Why are we subsidizing more?

    • Lay off Fairbanks… only snowflakes anywhere want this – a big waste of time.

  • Dear Legislators:

    Here is low hanging fruit for budget cuts!

    …lest Alaska transform (even more) from the “Last Frontier” and “Land of Self Reliance” into “ “America’s Greatest Nanny State”.

    …as if being America’s greatest welfare state weren’t enough.

    One wonders if the students themselves will have the guts to resist this effort. Do they really want an intrusive bureaucracy to relieve them of learning to become citizens with a sense of personal responsibility?

    -dh

    • ‘Nother good luck with that… Tenured staff want this to promote their own leftist worldview – if the legislature tries to cut this specific thing, the UA staff will force this and cut something else. Better idea is to have a “promote normalcy week” with similar web-seminars to explain that het-cis actually IS normal and how to relate to het-cis…

  • Ha !! Ha !! The Alaska rape rate is 2.5 times the national average. Keep on rapin’ Alaskans !! Ha !! Ha !!

  • This class is a frivolous one for sure. Instead of forcing this (gender) identity/student policing program on on our college campus’s burdening all students. The gender/snowflakes need to take a class teaching them how to accept gender as male/female to the facility and it’s majoritys attendees. Also what (Facts) real concrete proof was used to implement this on the campus?

  • This is so much BS, I attended graduate schools
    At UAF 69to72 and loved it, and we did have fun and never had to take a stupid class like this. All the people who support this need to transfer to UAA.

  • Haha! My kid underwent that training and emerged unscathed. Believe me, no one thinks this is a bigger waste of time than I do – but I taught my kids how to be proactively suspicious of others at home.

leave a comment