Thursday, March 13, 2014

Great Moments in Liberal Civility, Part Whatever

UCSB Professor physically attacks 16 year old abortion opponent, by way of  Stacy McCain:  Feminist Professors Gone Wild
Evidently, “pro-choice” is a synonym for “shut up” on our nation’s campuses, Jennifer Kabbany reports at The College Fix:
A department of feminist studies professor [at University of California Santa Barbara] has been accused of going berserk after coming across a campus prolife demonstration that used extremely graphic displays, leading a small mob of students to chant “tear down the sign” before grabbing one of the signs, storming off with it, then allegedly engaging in an altercation with a 16-year-old prolife protestor who had followed the educator to retrieve it.
Much of the scuffle was recorded on a smartphone by the 16-year-old, Thrin Short. The yet-to-be-released video is now in the custody of Santa Barbara law enforcement officials, who are investigating the March 4 incident.
The professor at the heart of the controversy is Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor whose area of emphasis is black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, according to her faculty webpage. . . .
Although I'm not actually anti-abortion (I think every liberal ought to be have one, just in case there's a genetic component), I am pro civility.  I think bashing 16 year old protesters over an ugly sign is beyond the pale, even for a liberal professor.  If true, the full criminal penalties of assault and battery should be enforced, and UCSB should reconsider her employment.  How hard could it be to find a new professor whose areas of expertise include pornography and sex work?

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