This college student was given a failing grade for using the term 'biological women' in a gender studies essay
· Jun 6, 2023 ·

University of Cincinnati student Olivia Krolczyk claims that her gender studies professor gave her a zero on an essay proposal after she used the term 'biological women' in a paper about transgender athletes competing against biological women.

Krolcyzk spoke out about her experience on Jesse Watters Primetime Monday evening.

According to Olivia, the feedback she received on her essay proposal read:

Olivia, this is a solid proposal. However, the terms "biological women" are exclusionary and are not allowed in this course as they further reinforce heteronormativity. Please reassess your topic and edit it to focus on women's rights (not just "females") and I'll regrade.

Why the professor referred to the term "biological women" in the plural is not clear. Probably some whacko liberal Newspeak.

Obviously, any paper on this subject would have been entirely nonsensical without distinguishing transgender women from biological women, but that seems to be what the professor was looking for.

Krolczyk claims that the class syllabus said that students can give their opinions freely as long as they do not "cause harm to... classmates" and since no one would be reading her paper other than the professor, she did not see how her proposal could be considered harmful to her classmates.

Nevertheless, she was given a failing grade on the proposal.

According to Fox News,

The University of Cincinnati reportedly said Krolczyk's dispute is being reviewed through its established policies and processes. Krolczyk told Fox News she met with the school's gender equity group and they agreed she would do her project with her original proposal. A new professor will grade her work and a file will be sent to the dean.

Hopefully, the new professor grading her essay will give her a fair reading and a revised grade so she won't have to retake such a dumb class.

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