He also posted a video in which he said the country should “elevate the importance of family life for both men and women in America.”
Boise State issued a statement saying it doesn’t endorse Yenor’s comments yet “cannot infringe” on his ability to make them.
“Boise State University understands that the open exchange of ideas, which is fundamental to education, can introduce uncomfortable and even offensive ideas,” 声明は言った. “しかしながら, the university cannot infringe upon the First Amendment rights of anyone in our community, regardless of whether we, as individual leaders, agree or disagree with the message. No single faculty member defines what Boise State — or any public university — endorses or stands for.”
Idaho state representative Brooke Green told CNN that Yenor’s beliefs are
“not only outdated
, but completely sexist and reflect a society that no longer exists.
Green helped organize the event Saturday at the university to counter Yenor’s remarks, and said there were about 500 men and women in attendance.
“Many young women at the university are worried their futures are in the hands of a tenured professor who believes they do not deserve to be there and occupy a seat that belongs to a man,” Green said.
“Women shouldn’t have to spend time today defending our value in society or rights as human beings however, women wanted to gather to send a message saying we will continue to occupy professional spaces, whether it’s a boardroom, 法廷, or leadership role within our community,” 彼女は言いました.
Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with nearly 20,000 学生.