A professor of neurophysiology in Sweden is being investigated by his university for teaching that the differences between male and female behaviour sometimes has a natural basis rather than being fully explained by factors like upbringing.
According to the Sweden-based Academic Rights Watch, Prof. Germund Hesslow, has taught a course for years on “Heritage and Environment” in the Lund University medical program. In that course, he has addressed such topics as biological gender differences.
The watchdog organisation reports that Hesslow would sometimes be questioned by students who dislike that his teaching is not based on “the gender scientific approach adopted in politics.” Hesslow maintains that gender is not entirely socially constructed because empirical research has found that there are statistical gender differences in behavior that are biologically based.
He was asked by school administrators this month to apologize after his remarks drew the ire of feminist students.
In a statement emailed to The Christian Post about Hesslow’s claims, Lund University’s international press officer, Lotte Billing, said there has been criticism levelled against a lecture entitled ‘Nature, nurture and the biology of sex differences’ given at the medical program at Lund University. She confirmed that, ‘Lund University is currently investigating if the specific lecture was offensive in any way’.