**University of Cincinnati student receives zero on project for using ‘biological women’ term**
A University of Cincinnati student claims she got a zero on a class project because she used the term “biological women,” sparking a strong reaction among many who argue this is another example of leftist indoctrination infiltrating academia.
Olivia Krolczyk’s assignment focused on the rights of female athletes and the challenges they face in light of transgender competitors entering their domain. A diligent student, she opted to delve into the historical roots and contemporary struggles of women’s rights in sports, from the first female Olympian to people like Riley Gaines who are fighting for changes to Title IX.
The university seemed to take issue with Krolczyk’s terminology, however, as she was given a zero simply for using the term “biological women” to differentiate between cisgender females and transgender athletes. Despite her professor acknowledging the project’s merit, the term was deemed exclusionary and problematic, costing Krolczyk her grade.
Krolczyk was understandably upset, feeling that her grade was unjustly penalized by bias. She even quoted parts of the project instructions, which stated that thoughtful proposals submitted on time would receive full credit. She firmly believed her work was indeed thoughtful and noted that it had been submitted on time. The situation gained traction after Krolczyk shared it on TikTok, with students from other institutions reaching out to her with similar stories of academic discrimination.
**A clear case of ideological bias threatening free speech in academic institutions**
Krolczyk’s case elucidates the growing issue of ideological bias in academic institutions, where a single term can jeopardize a student’s grade.