It is worth remembering that [Jordan] Peterson can be more accurately described as a previously obscure Canadian academic who believed, erroneously, that he would soon be forced by law to use gender-neutral pronouns and who refused to bow to that hypothetical demand. The proposed human rights policy that made Mr. Peterson famous is now Canadian law, and no instance of “compelled speech” has occurred as a result of it or resulted in criminal charges, as Mr. Peterson feared. On the issue of legal requirements for pronoun use, things remain the way Mr. Peterson wanted them—the same.

Mr. Peterson was taking a stand not against power in that instance but on behalf of it.

Jesse Brown, “Only a Country Like Canada Could Produce a Guy Like Jordan Peterson”