Yesterday The New York Times decided to close a week of blatant media disregard for the truth, on issues ranging from Hamas to MS-13, by running a libelous hit piece on Canadian Psychologist and Dark Web intellectual Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. Through gross oversimplification and distortion of his views, the New York Times have cast Dr. Peterson as a sexist, con-man, Kook, who believes in witches, and is a defender of “incels.” However, as anyone with even a passing familiarity with Peterson’s work knows, these accusations are disgusting and ridiculous.
The article beings, “In Mr. Peterson’s world, order is masculine. Chaos is feminine. And if an overdose of femininity is our new poison, Mr. Peterson knows the cure. Hence his new book’s subtitle: “An Antidote to Chaos.” This passage is clearly designed to set the stage for the accusation of sexism by portraying Peterson’s view of Femininity as a negative force which must be dominated by the order of masculinity. However, as Tyler O’Neil states, “The psychologist is far more nuanced than that. His chaos is not merely feminine, nor his order merely masculine. He opposes efforts to ensure equality of outcome, but he does not discourage women from pursuing positions of influence and power in society.” Furthermore, as Peterson’s discussions of the Ying-Yang symbol reveal, he believes that the appropriate path of life is to maintain a balance between masculinity and felinity, order and chaos, to walk with one foot anchored in the order of the known, and one in the chaos of the unknown. According to O’Neil, “little in Peterson's actual quotes presents a pro-patriarchy view. In fact, "12 Rules For Life" emphasizes competence — not maleness or femaleness — as the standard by which power and influence should be attained.” Bowles next attempts to cast Peterson as transphobic by misrepresenting the controversy surrounding Canadian Bill C-16 which first brought Peterson to prominence. From the article, "He dragged
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