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That’s like saying, why wouldn’t all the animals die durring the mebul because the climate on the teiva could not sustain all of them? How did they fit in the ark in the first place? How did they get to the ark in the first place? It was all a nes.
“I was NOT talking to you. I was talking to the male chauvinist who thought that girls didn’t have higher order thinking skills.”
If saying that men and women learn differently and they would not good chavrusas with one another is considered a chauvinist, I guess every Rabbi in the gemarah would be a chauvinist as well.
R. Nahman said: Positions of esteem (chashivus) are not appropriate for women. There were two haughty women, and their
names are hateful, one being called a hornet and the other a weasel. Of the hornet it is written,
HENCE DECLARED BEN AZZAI: A MAN IS UNDER THE OBLIGATION TO TEACH
ELIEZER SAYS: WHOEVER TEACHES HIS DAUGHTER TORAH TEACHES HER
OBSCENITY. Can it enter your mind [that by teaching her Torah he actually teaches her] obscenity!
This caught my eye and I can relate as I went to Hofstra before YU and there are many bad courses there as well.
I WOULD NOT try to argue with him or convince him of anything. You will not convince him of anything and it will only make you look bad. It’s like trying to argue with a mod here, if they disagree with too much you they will simply block you from typing and allow the people they agree with to continue typing. Because he controls the class, it would be foolish of you to play by his rules. If the fight is rigged, why give in to that? Furthermore, it very well may be assur to try to convince the class under such circumstances.
More importantly, think about you. It might be assur to remain in the class and continue to hear the words of an apikores. You should try to take more objective courses like math and science. I know it might be inconvenient, but is it worth your neshama or being over a lav for?