The patriarchy lives

Students at England’s exclusive boys’ school, Eton College, have chalked one up for free speech and critical thinking in an open letter to their headmaster. Almost the entire student body signed the letter, protesting the recent firing of a teacher for showing his students a video challenging the “current radical feminist orthodoxy.”

The student letter argues that the teacher’s lesson was “a model for how to convey a contentious argument impeccably.” Showing they are not snowflakes needing to be protected from dangerous ideas, they state: “Young men and their views are formed in the meeting and conflict of ideas. A conflict of ideas necessarily entails controversy and spirited discussion.”

The hypocrisy of the school’s administration was not lost on the boys, who noted how their woke Headmaster promotes tolerance, yet would not allow “free thought inside and outside of the schoolroom.” Of their teacher they wrote: “His view is not very uncommon or exceptional. It is simply different.”