The exam topic, given Wednesday to law degree students at Lyon-2 University, is causing controversy. At issue: the text written in inclusive script, in which the words "they", "all", "recognized" or "professionals" have been replaced by "al", "touz", "recognized" and "professional". For this subject, the teacher also proposed to his students to "respond in standard or inclusive French with the form of inclusivity" they master.
On its Twitter account, the right-wing trade union UNI, at the origin of these revelations, denounces a "propaganda of the wok" and deplores that "some words are invented under the pretext of inclusivity".
🚨 Here is a topic given to law students, at Lyon 2.
They are thus encouraged to write in inclusive writing. Even worse: under the pretext of inclusivity, some words are invented!
Exam topics should not be the place of woke propaganda! pic.twitter.com/rH6QyLpl5T
— UNI Lyon (@LyonUni) May 10, 2023
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"It's an unreadable topic for students. How do you want to understand the problem of law, what the professor basically asks, if next door you have to spend your time translating, "said Barthélémy Cayre-Bideau, one of the leaders of the union interviewed by BFM Lyon.
"Teachers are completely free about the subject of exams and their formulation"
In a statement, Lyon-2 University responded that "in general education, teachers are completely free as to the subject of exams and their formulation." "The university therefore has no control over the subjects, nor over the pedagogical content of the teachings," she adds.
If a typo in the date of the exam could lead to believe that it was an examination dating from last year, the institution has also confirmed with Progress its authenticity. It also specified that it could intervene "only in cases where defamatory, abusive or discriminatory remarks are made". "This is not the case here," the university concludes.