College student kicked out of class for telling the professor, there are only two genders

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania student, More Ingle, was excluded from the class for speaking as a man and refuting his professor’s claims.

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A religious studies major was barred from the Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the say during the lesson, that there are only two sexes.

More Ingle, a senior at the university, said he was silenced and punished by IUP Professor Alison Downie for questioning her during a Feb. 28 “Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Redemption” reading.

After showing a 15-minute TED Talk by transgender ex-pastor Paula Stone Williams discussing the “reality” of “mansplaining,” “sexism of men” and “male privilege”, the professor asked the women in the class to share their thoughts. If there are no women in the class said something, Ingle spoke against the professor on the biology and the gender pay gap.

He told the class that the official view of the biologists is that there are only two sexes.

The feminist professor booted him out of class and asked him not to come back. They referred him to the public university the academic Integrity Board (AIB). Ingle need the class to graduate at the end of the semester.

“You are excluded from attending this class in accordance with the Classroom Disruption policy,” IUP Provost Timothy Moerland told Ingle in a 2 March letter.

Dr. Alison Downie referred student, More Ingle, IUP’s academic Integrity Board, the originally asking for a forced apology and a chance to be silent and a lecture from him. She has finally decided to banish him from the classroom.

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Ingle said what the professor did was unconstitutional.

“My professor is violating my First Amendment rights due to the fact that my views and ideology is different from her,” Ingle told Fox News. “So they took it upon themselves to silence and to me in embarrassment – bullying me for speaking in the class.”

Downie accused the conservative-libertarian student of “disrespectful opposition,” “refusal to stop talking out of turn,” “anger outbursts in response to the need to listen to a trans speaker to discuss the reality of white male privilege and sexism,” and ” disrespectful references to the validity of the trans identity and experience.”

Ingle’t see this as a transgender person, the rights of women, or wage issue, but rather as freedom of speech, and an example of the constant abuse of intellectual power from the universities.

“It is my strongest belief that every human being has the freedom and the right to identify, dress, and represent ourselves as they see fit,” Ingle said. “I think that this is all an attempt to silence my views personally, because they contradict the ones where she pushes in the classroom so apparently.”


Ingle objected to Downie’s “abuse” like a professor “indoctrinating” the students, because they don’t listen to the other side of a controversial argument.

“You can’t say that anecdotal evidence is a fact,” Ingle said. “My professor pretty much just tried to shut me up, because she had simply let the women talk. I brought up the fact that the biologists do not agree that there are more than two genders, and I said the wage gap they are referring to – 77 cents on the dollar – that even the New York Times debunks that.”

Downie and Ingle had an AIB hearing Friday, with a ruling set for 19 March.

If the board rules against Ingle, he will not graduate in May. Anyway, he plans on one day becoming a professor.

“When you see that kind of misuse of the intellectual power, you want to be the person who comes back and does it responsibly and with good manners,” Ingle said. “In place of the supplier of your ideology, you are an educator.”


The university was not able to comment by the student education records, and Downie not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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