University removes feminist professor who affirms importance of biological sex from admin post

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EDMONTON, Alberta, July 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A western Canadian anthropology professor says she was removed from an administrative position at the University of Alberta because she views biological sex as “real and relevant” despite it being “currently out of fashion in academia.”  

In March, Kathleen Lowrey, a self-described gender-critical feminist, said she was informed by Lesley Cormack, the Faculty of Arts dean, that her three-year term as associate chair of the undergraduate department of anthropology would end effective July 1. 

In the letter, Cormack said it is no longer in the best interests of “the students or the university for you to carry on,” and that she was no longer “effective” in her administrative role. 

Lowrey, who has been at the university since 2005, told the National Post that the university’s Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights said anonymous complaints were made to them by students who claimed Lowrey’s views were making them feel “unsafe.” 

Lowrey, who is a tenured professor with the university, said she was given no reasons as to why her administrative role was being terminated, but she believes it was due to her views on biological sex. 

“I don’t agree with biological sex being irrelevant,”

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