The canceling of academics is an intentional purging

by Debra Soh

Cancel culture continues to exert itself across countless academic institutions in punishment for increasingly benign transgressions.

Recent examples include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s deplatforming of Dorian Abbot, a geophysicist at the University of Chicago, over his belief that academic evaluations should be based on merit instead of equity initiatives , and the resignation of Kathleen Stock from the University of Sussex’s philosophy department, after a prolonged campaign of harassment from transgender activists over Stock’s belief that biological sex is an important variable.