Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
Students at the University of Southern Maine are demanding that a professor be fired after she allegedly said there are only two sexes.
Christy Hammer is an associate professor of education at the University of Southern Maine. Hammer – who earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of New Hampshire – teaches the “Creating Positive Learning Environments.” The course is required to be completed for the graduate-level Extended Teacher Education Program and is necessary to become a certified teacher in Maine. The course is intended to prepare college students for teaching K-12 pupils.
The course “emphasizes creating, building, and sustaining a positive classroom environment as a foundation for learning.”
During Hammer’s class on Sept. 7, the atmosphere allegedly became explosive after the professor said there were only two sexes, according to students.
“During the session at Bailey Hall on the Gorham campus, a free-for-all discussion erupted over both social gender and biological sex identifications, with one student and Hammer saying they believed only male and female biological sexes exist,” the Bangor Daily News reported. “The rest of the class maintained both biological sexes and social genders are on a spectrum.”