A Harvard professor of evolutionary biology has been slammed by her department’s diversity head for rejecting the term ‘pregnant people’ and insisting on referring to people as male or female instead.
Carole Hooven, who has been at the university for 20 years and received multiple teaching awards, spoke of feeling ‘frustrated’ at the atmosphere in academia.
She told Fox News on Wednesday that she was dismayed at the insistence on politically correct terminology, which she felt was misguided.
University professors were discouraged from using the words male and female, and referring to pregnant women, she said. The terms were deemed offensive to the transgender and LGBTQ community.