Take a person who's transitioned to male, as an example (born biologically female, with XX chromosomes, but is really a man trapped in a woman's body). Prof Peterson refuses to address this person as 'Mx' (as requested) but addresses this person, against this person's wishes, as 'Mr'. What's wrong with Professor Peterson's actions here?
That he is being a dick?
The discussion is about Petersons claims that bill C16 is an unprecedented challenge to free speech from the far left which, according to him, has infiltrated academia. If you agree with Peterson, could you please point out what part of bill C16 that actually form that threat? (I copy-pasted the bill a few pages back).
What this issue of free speech in the wider society is being confused with is that Petersons university is telling him to behave in a certain way in front of the students, namely to use their made up pronouns. His university is fully within their right to do that (do we agree?) similar to how they can (and very likely are) dictating who he dates, how he grooms, talks, behaves, etc. while on his job. Quite frankly, that goes without saying: It is in my opinion as a teacher hugely unprofessional of him to make a fuss about how a student wish to be address while he is carrying out his job.
For instance, I could decide, as a private person, that a student's name was so ridiculous I didn't want to say it, but I should leave that private opinion at home when I went to work and still use the students name. That is simply part of being a grown-up and acting professionally.
I also think it is unethical (not illegal) to monetize videos of his students in the manner he is.
SBF Nailed it on the previous page:
We have a president of the United States who is intimidating the press, encouraged violence in the campaign, is stigmatising minority groups, and threatened to put political opponents in jail. Any sense of proportion at this moment would allocate no time whatever to mister storm in a teacup Peterson.
I simply cannot help to notice that outside the blue-haired crazy-left (and I have never encountered one in real life) the people who are really interested in these stories are the right-wing: "Look at the regressive left, all they care about is if you are called Xir or Hen or some other fashionable word, haha! They have lost touch with the common man!".