🤯 Grad Student Rejects Group's Final Assignment for Being Sexist: Unreasonable or Justified?

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Picture this: you're a grad student teaching a lower-level programming course during the summer session. For the final exam, you give your students the freedom to create their own projects. But what happens when an all-male group submits a project that's blatantly sexist? This is the dilemma one grad student faced when a group turned in a program designed to help guys increase their chances of "getting laid." Despite the program's technical merits, the grad student refused to accept the assignment and demanded a resubmission. Let's dive into the story and see if the grad student's response was justified or not. 😲

The Grad Student's Dilemma 🎓

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The Controversial Project 😳

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Technically Impressive, but... 🤔

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A Reasonable Extension? ⏰

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A Simple Solution Offered 🔄

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Department Head's Verdict 🏫

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The Million-Dollar Question 🤷

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Sexism in the Classroom: Unfair or Justified? 🧐

Our grad student protagonist found themselves in a tricky situation when an all-male group submitted a sexist final project. Despite the program's technical merits, the grad student demanded a resubmission and even offered a generous extension. The Department Head backed the grad student's decision, but the students remained angry and left negative reviews. So, was the grad student's response justified or over the top? Let's take a look at what people had to say about this controversial situation. 💬

NTA. Standing up against sexism in academia is always justified.

Idontcheckmyemail | Idontcheckmyemail

Grad student rejects sexist assignment, calls out flaws in program. NTA.

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NTA, but citing academic policies would strengthen your argument 👍

neurophilos | neurophilos

👏 Standing up against sexism in STEM. NTA, justified.

daisy_hedge44 | daisy_hedge44

Rejecting sexist assignment and offering resubmission = NTA 👍

antizana | antizana

Female software engineer supports rejecting sexist group assignment. NTA 👍

MobyDickCheney | MobyDickCheney

Male CS major supports rejecting sexist projects to promote diversity 👍

Tpabayrays2 | Tpabayrays2

Grad student rejects sexist assignment, sparks debate on investment pitch.

TheLavenderAuthor | TheLavenderAuthor

Grad student criticized for rejecting final project as sexist.

wisebloodfoolheart | wisebloodfoolheart

Student rejects sexist assignment, gets support from commenters 👏

ProbablyNotAJ | ProbablyNotAJ

Appropriate response to sexist final exam material. 👍

BonesOfNinja | BonesOfNinja

Computer science major calls out app, suggests alternative. NTA.

veganBeefWellington | veganBeefWellington

NTA comment: Fair and generous professor helps students learn a lesson 👍

old__pyrex | old__pyrex

Student criticized for rejecting sexist assignment, receives harsh comment.

pat847 | pat847

NTA grad student stands up against sexism in final assignment.

pluckyminna | pluckyminna

Setting boundaries for group assignments can prevent sexism. 🚫👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

WVUfan73 | WVUfan73

Confused commenter seeks clarification on sexism in assignment criteria.

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👏 Teacher stands up against sexism in the classroom. NTA!

MasterlessMan333 | MasterlessMan333

Grad student criticized for prioritizing personal beliefs over technical skills. YTA.

gettingitreal | gettingitreal

👍 Standing up against sexism in academia. NTA.

ConsistentCheesecake | ConsistentCheesecake

Grad student called out for rejecting group's 'sexist' final project.

Pope_In_TheWoods | Pope_In_TheWoods

Student's comment receives praise for calling out sexism in academia.

jackofalljack | jackofalljack

Professor mildly calls out OP for not approving project ideas.

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Confused commenter seeks explanation for alleged sexism in assignment.

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Questioning the gender-swap defense of a potentially sexist assignment 🤔

richasalannister | richasalannister

Grad student receives gentle YTA for rejecting group's assignment.

isitnormal1212 | isitnormal1212

👏🏽 Applauding the commenter for standing up against sexism in academia.

fanlism | fanlism

👏 Standing up to misogyny in STEM programs. NTA.

flowerstar_74 | flowerstar_74

Former professor defends grad student's rejection of sexist assignment.

BisquickNinja | BisquickNinja

User calls out YTA for not understanding sexism in app.

freakwent | freakwent

NTA calls out unprofessional and childish behavior in school assignment.

AshTrashPotatoes | AshTrashPotatoes

Student rejects sexist final project, commenter agrees with NTA verdict.

deadlyhausfrau | deadlyhausfrau

User defends app as not sexist, argues for sex-positivity and equality.

basura_time | basura_time

User calls out sexism in grad student's final assignment. 😒

brianmcg321 | brianmcg321

Rejecting sexism in academia. NTA stands up for equality 👏

CrazyDogLady42 | CrazyDogLady42

Good advice for future assignments to avoid issues and help students 👍

PoopEndeavor | PoopEndeavor

Fighting sexism in academia: NTA grad student takes a stand 💪

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Debate over NTA verdict for group's possibly sexist final assignment.

Clop0tel | Clop0tel

Supportive comment encourages women to take STEM classes with good professor 👩‍🔬

mkat23 | mkat23

Grad student criticized for rejecting group's assignment as sexist. YTA.

ferociousFerret7 | ferociousFerret7

Challenging the curriculum vs. pushing personal beliefs: Overstepping boundaries?

mrcarljames | mrcarljames

Representation matters in STEM, and this woman is standing up 💪

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Reskinning project for credit is reasonable. NTA.

HareWarriorInTheDark | HareWarriorInTheDark

👏 Standing up against sexism and rape culture is heroic. #NTA

MarkedHeart | MarkedHeart

Early lessons in ethical thinking can prevent future HR issues. #NTA

happynargul | happynargul

User receives backlash for dismissing sexist behavior as a joke 😠

lil_zaku | lil_zaku

Fair and professional grad student stands up against toxic group.

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👏 Standing up against sexism in academia. Proposal assignment suggestion.

RockaBYEee | RockaBYEee

Educator suggests setting clear guidelines for acceptable themes in class.

burugundi010 | burugundi010

Pushing for change: Grad student calls out sexist assignment. #NTA

Xaphios | Xaphios

Rejecting a sexist assignment is NTA. Good job standing up!

RadioStaticRae | RadioStaticRae

Creative suggestions for retooling the assignment. 🤔

Timmetie | Timmetie

Gender-reversal suggestion sparks debate on double standards. 👨‍💻

FerretAres | FerretAres

👏 Good on you for standing up against toxic culture.

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Grad student stands up against sexism in final project. NTA.

Meekly_a_Minotaur | Meekly_a_Minotaur

NTA suggests reporting inappropriate comments on ratemyprofessor website 👍

m-is-for-music | m-is-for-music

Female STEM student rejects sexist app project, receives support. 💯

DoeEyedGamer | DoeEyedGamer

Rejecting a sexist assignment: justified or unreasonable? YTA thinks unreasonable.

thebluebearb | thebluebearb

NTA comment dismisses importance of Rate My Professors ratings.

ViolasDIL | ViolasDIL

Suggests alternative approach to calling out sexism in final assignment.

Misstucson | Misstucson

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