A Toronto-based Twitter user and YouTuber by the name of Josephine says she told her sister to write an essay about the wage gap myth. When she pitched the idea to her professor, she was given a resounding 'no' in the most ridiculous way possible.
“First off, your premise is wrong,” the professor claimed. “The way the wage gap works largely today is through the glass ceiling.” she added. “Perhaps you want to write your paper on the glass ceiling. You need to look at feminist sources on this issue.”
I told my sister to write an essay on the wage gap for her class & this is her professor's reply pic.twitter.com/TbSCLgeRlU— MyNameIsJosephine (@NameIsJosephine) March 6, 2017
The professor then recommended a book called Embodying Women's Work by Caroline Gatrell. Then came the most ludicrous thing you can imagine.
“Do NOT use business sources,” the professor wrote. “They blame women. The reality is patriarchy.” She then insisted that feminist sources be used.
Josephine has provided several updates on Twitter.
Guys... this is the assignment details: Statistics are banned from the assignment. pic.twitter.com/UzDOYfstFC— MyNameIsJosephine (@NameIsJosephine) March 6, 2017
Statistics from government websites are banned from being included as sources for the assignment as well as newspaper articles from The Toronto Sun, National Post, Newsweek, etc.
And it gets worse. “The female professor who sent my sister the email gets paid about $167,000 per year. Higher than the average professor,” Josephine revealed on Twitter. “I will release more information when my sister is 100% sure it won't affect her other classes/profs. Then ya'll can go wild.”
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