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There has been another clash with the Speech Police in Canada over the use of illegal pronouns. First it was psychologist Jordan Peterson who became famous for defending free speech against Bill C-16. Now it's grad student Lindsay Shepherd, who merely played a TV debate involving Peterson for her grammar class. Read her story here. Shepherd, a TA at Wilfrid Laurier University, wanted to expose her students to the ongoing debate over using "they" as a singular pronoun, referring to one person only. And for this sin she was summoned to the newly formed Diversity Inquisition and reprimanded for general evildoing. Thankfully she recorded the meeting, so we can experience firsthand the nonsense she endured at the mercy of the Speech Police. Apparently a trans student complained about the Peterson video and felt "their" rights were violated. The Inquisition agreed and accused Shepherd of harming the student. Shepherd said students should be taught to be strong enough to deal with opposing views. But then she retreated after an inquisitor implied that she was calling the complaining student weak. Shepherd is a confused liberal, and not a very good defender of free speech. But the hardened advocates for censorship and safe spaces have become so ridiculous and absurd that even emotional, non-intellectual grammar TAs look good in comparison.