A US college student has claimed that her professor failed her for using the term “biological women” in a project proposal.
Olivia Krolczyk, a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, said that she was assigned a project in her Women’s Gender Studies in Pop Culture class to write an essay about the rights and opportunities of female athletes. Krolczyk said that she chose to focus on the issue of transgender athletes competing in women’s sports.
In her project proposal, Krolczyk wrote about the biological differences between men and women, and how these differences can impact athletic performance. She also wrote about the importance of protecting the rights of female athletes, and ensuring that they have a fair chance to compete.
Krolczyk said that her professor gave her a zero on the project proposal, and wrote in the feedback that the term “biological women” was “exclusionary” and “not allowed in this course.”
Krolczyk said that she was shocked and disappointed by her professor’s decision. She said that she believes that the term “biological women” is a valid and important term, and that it should not be considered exclusionary.
Krolczyk has filed a complaint with the university’s Office of Equity and Diversity. The university is currently investigating the matter.
Krolczyk’s case has sparked a debate about the use of language in the classroom. Some people believe that professors should be free to use whatever language they want, while others believe that professors should be careful not to use language that could be offensive or harmful to students.
The university has said that it is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students. The university is also committed to protecting the academic freedom of its professors.
The outcome of Krolczyk’s case is still pending. However, the case has raised important questions about the use of language in the classroom, and the role of professors in creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students.