Only Two Sexes? Maine University Professor Causes Uproar Among Students

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Culture has crossed the rubicon when it becomes unacceptable to say there are two sexes, male and female. And yet, that's an increasingly common sentiment.

The latest example of such uproar comes from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, where Dr. Christy Hammer, an associate professor of education, told her graduate-level students that there are only two biological sexes, according to the Bangor Daily News.

Hammer reportedly made the remarks Sept. 7 during a lecture for a course titled, "Creating a Positive Learning Environment," part of the Extended Teacher Education Program.

There was purportedly only one student who agreed with Hammer. The rest of the students staged a walkout protest Sept. 14 and demanded a "restorative justice meeting" with the head of the School of Education and Human Development in hopes of seeing the professor fired.

One student, Elizabeth Leibiger, who identifies as "nonbinary," said Hammer's comments made her feel "under personal attack," Fox News reported.

So far, administrators at the University of Southern Maine have stood by Hammer.

Rather than dismiss the professor, the university announced it would create an alternative course for students who feel ill at ease in Hammer's classroom due to the educator's biologically factual belief that sex is comprised of only males and females.

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