The obvious question is..."but true equality is gender neutral" ...right ? So it should not matter who speaks first as long as the opportunity is there for all. I suppose it might be argued "But women have been oppressed for so long they need to be encouraged to speak up" .. and there we get to the heart of things. If there is a 'perceived' inequality (by what criteria? this is very important) then the reaction is to promote the alleged disenfranchised party with something resembling 'affirmative' action.
The problem with that idea is that ALL of us have been, or are being 'oppressed' by some situation or another, or, our personal circumstances are as they are because our great great grandfather and grandmother were hurled out of their dwellings during the Scottish highland clearances to make room for English Lords to graze more sheep...and so it goes on.
The 'feminist' version of injustice and inequality is one of a number of alleged 'injustices' that are linked very intimately with the work of Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx's financial enabler. In other words..hard core communism.
It's quite possible to pick out selective instances of so called inequality, and to them amplify them in the public space, and to gather a following of disgruntled individuals, and turn this issue into something I call "Political" truth, ie.... an untruth that is made to be, or is purported to be 'truth' by the volume and loudness of those declaring it.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. (Gettysberg Address, Lincoln)
There is no question that the language of this address, echoed by Martin Luther King jr is 'sexist'.. "all MEN are created equal". But bringing this back to the language of Genesis, the word "Man" meant 'mankind' including women. In Sanskrit the word "Manu" means 'mankind'... "humanity" or huwomanity if you like. "Man" did not necessarily mean 'male' in isolation from female.
Old English man, mann "human being, person (male or female); brave man, hero; servant, vassal," from Proto-Germanic *manwaz (cognates: Old Saxon, Swedish, Dutch, Old High German man, German Mann, Old Norse maðr, Danish mand, Gothic manna "man"), from PIE root *man- (1) "man" (cognates: Sanskrit manuh, Avestan manu-
Plural men (German Männer) shows effects of i-mutation. Sometimes connected to root *men- "to think" (see mind), which would make the ground sense of man "one who has intelligence," but not all linguists accept this. Liberman, for instance, writes, "Most probably man 'human being' is a secularized divine name" from Mannus [Tacitus, "Germania," chap. 2], "believed to be the progenitor of the human race."
- Genesis 2:7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see verse 20).
So, I propose that the students in that class, rise up against this ideologically driven female despot who is trying to create inequality and a female dominance in the name of a disgraceful and absurd 'equality'.