I haven't watched the video but I know about Jordan Peterson, having read an interview with him just yesterday:http://www.c2cjournal.ca/2016/12/were-teaching-university-students-lies-an-interview-with-dr-jordan-peterson/
I think he makes a lot of valid points about government pushing language on people, but he also goes way the fuck out of his lane into things I don't think he's qualified to talk about. For instance, in that article he blames the rise of feminism on the birth control pill, and not in the way you would think. He blames the HORMONES, saying:
There’s some evidence that women on the pill don’t like masculine men because of changes in hormonal balance. You can test a woman’s preference in men. You can show them pictures of men and change the jaw width, and what you find is that women who aren’t on the pill like wide-jawed men when they’re ovulating, and they like narrow-jawed men when they’re not, and the narrow-jawed men are less aggressive. Well all women on the pill are as if they’re not ovulating, so it’s possible that a lot of the antipathy that exists right now between women and men exists because of the birth control pill. The idea that women were discriminated against across the course of history is appalling.
I understand just how much hatred there is for feminism and anything that even has a "fem" root. But this guy is serious trying to claim that at no point in history have women been discriminated against? Really
That being said, I also hadn't even heard of C-16 but I don't exactly keep up with Canadian government.
I definitely see where this guy is coming from, but when I did some research, a lot of what he's preaching is a slippery slope, reductio ad absurdum argument. Most of Canada's provinces already have this law on the books and no one has been arrested for misusing pronouns. That isn't the intent of the law any more than the intent of libel laws are to arrest OpEd writers for calling someone ignorant or mean.