NY university suspends student for saying “a man is a man, a woman is a woman” in Instagram video

by Jenny Mount · Feb 26th, 2021 2:22 pm

Last Updated Feb 28th, 2021 at 3:23 pm

State University of New York Geneseo has suspended a student for saying "a man is a man, a woman is a woman."

The university reportedly suspended Owen Stevens from required teaching programs after he addressed biological sex in an Instagram video, where he said, "A man is a man, a woman is a woman. A man is not a woman, and a woman is not a man."

"After review of all available materials, I find that, based on your continued public stance and social media presence, you do not consistently demonstrate behaviors required by the Conceptual Framework of the School of Education," said the dean of the School of Education in an email. "You continue to maintain, 'I do not recognize the gender that they claim to be if they are not biologically that gender. This public position is in conflict with the Dignity for All Students Act requiring teachers to maintain a classroom environment protecting the mental and emotional wellbeing of all students."

In order to resume his field of experiences and mandatory degree programs, Stevens will be required to complete a "remediation plan," which includes taking down his videos on Instagram, becoming less involved on social media, and attending school-sanctioned training. However, Stevens said that he will not take part in any "reeducation training."


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