Staff at Penguin Random House Canada were reportedly in tears after the company announced it will be publishing Jordan Peterson’s new book, ‘Beyond Order’.
Jordan Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He began to receive widespread attention in the late 2010s for his views on cultural and political issues.
Peterson’s Beyond Order, which is due out in March, promises to deliver “12 more lifesaving principles for resisting the exhausting toll that our desire to order the world inevitably takes”. The book is a follow-up to his global best-seller: ’12 Rules For Life’.
Staff at Penguin Random House Canada (PRH Canada) have expressed their dismay over the announcement of a new book by Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, ‘Beyond Order‘.
PRH Canada announced on Monday that it will be publishing the book, which is due for release in March 2021, prompting complaints by several employee’s.
At a PRH Canada ‘town hall’ meeting on Monday, one employee stated: “People were crying about how Jordan Peterson has affected their lives,” adding that a co-worker had discussed how Peterson had “radicalised” their father.
A junior employee, who is a member of the LGBT community, said: “He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia and the fact that he’s an icon of white supremacy, regardless of the content of his book, I’m not proud to work for a company that publishes him.”
PRH Canada issued a statement advising they are open to their employees’ feedback, saying: “We announced yesterday that we will publish Jordan Peterson’s new book Beyond Order this coming March. Immediately following the announcement, we held a forum and provided a safe space for our employees to express their views and offer feedback.”
Continuing saying: “Our employees have started an anonymous feedback channel, which we fully support. We are open to hearing our employees’ feedback and answering all of their questions. We remain committed to publishing a range of voices and viewpoints.”