"Women and and men cannot be given the same (types) of rights, nor judged under the same criteria. Period." This was posted in the discussion board of a friend's online Introduction to Political Theory Class by a male student. When he says "judged" he is referring to court systems. I am curious what your response to this would be.
I guess context matters when it comes to my response:
As a professor, I’d let the students in the class discuss the many and various problems with this nonsensical statement. If no one wanted to discuss it with the student, I suppose I’d point out to the student that rights aren’t given, they’re inherent; that men and women are, in fact, equal under the law; and that saying “Period” at the end of a nonsensical statement doesn’t turn that statement into an argument that can be evaluated in a political theory course.
As a person, I’d probably just shake my head at the impossible foolishness of actually believing something like this.
I’d love to know what actually happened on the discussion board, though …