Professor Germund Hesslow was accused by a student of making “transphobic” and “anti-feminist” comments during a lecture. The accusations come in response to the professor suggesting that men and women have biological differences. The school has responded with an investigation into the incident for alleged “transphobia” and “anti-feminism.”
The professor works in neurophysiology at Lund University. “During his course on ‘Heritage and Environment’ at the leading academic institution, Hesslow cited empirical research which supports the idea that there are differences between men and women which are ‘biologically founded’ and therefore genders cannot be regarded as ‘social constructs alone,’” RT reports.
Hesslow did not wish to back away from his teachings, despite school urging him to retract his comments. According to Hesslow, some students are uneasy with certain gender related scientific facts “for ideological reasons.”
The professor rejects the notion that his views are driven by some kind of political agenda. What matters most to him as an academic is to abide by scientific fact, and not let new conventional wisdom supersede knowledge gained through research and studies.
His principled conviction to science may soon come to harm his academic career. Hesslow has learned that there “have been discussions about trying to stop the lecture or get rid of me, or have someone else give the lecture or not give the lecture at all.”