There are also serious and reasonable codes of conduct that make it very difficult for staff who hold some views to work in universities, and which most certainly prevent them expressing their opinions. For example, a member of staff expressing the view that women students do not perform as well as male ones cannot say so without it being apparent that they have unacceptable prejudice against women students that is likely to impact on their appraisal of their work if they have opportunity to identify it (most university marking is now of anonymised texts for precisely this reason now). Such views are not acceptable if said or otherwise evidenced in a university as a result.
So the wimmins should be playing rugby against the men, eh?
Except, of course, that’s ridiculous. So the discussion is when is it that women students perform worse than male ones? Which is an entirely valid area of academic study of course. Go talk to anyone in the education sector. We see differences in gendered results in math and languages for example – the balance tipping oppositely across the subjects.
Murphy’s just banned that study because of it’s now not to be allowed to discuss the manner in which we are no longer allowed to discuss gendered performance.
Or, alternatively, he’s just ignorant.
This is, of course, straight out of the fascist playbook.