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Feminist Professors Gone Wild

Posted on | March 12, 2014 | 40 Comments

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. . . .
Most of the prolife demonstrators attend Thomas Aquinas College, a private, Catholic institution nearby, and none are enrolled at UCSB, [said Kristina Garza, a spokeswoman for Riverside-based Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust ].
As the prolife demonstrators tried to engage students one-on-one in conversation during a lull in the chanting, that’s when Miller-Young allegedly grabbed one of their signs and stormed off, followed by two UCSB students, Garza said, adding Thrin followed the threesome with her older sister, Joan, in tow and calling 9-1-1. . . .
According to the Santa Barbara Independent,which first reported the story, Miller-Young declined to comment and has retained an attorney, who stated on her client’s behalf that “it is a pending matter, so it is not appropriate to comment at this time. … We will let the process take its course. I am confident that it will become clear that the events did not unfold as the anti-choice demonstrators say they did.”
The Santa Barbara Independent also attempted numerous times to obtain a statement from local law enforcement, but they did not return the newspaper’s repeated request for comment.
Garza said her group is eager to publish the video, and will post updates on their website as they become available.
Joan Short, 21, also published her version of events.
“Although we were interrupted, we reached a lot of students,” she stated. “Many of them will not be able to think complacently about abortion ever again. … With babies dying every day, we know that we have to use even our spare time to do something to end abortion. We will continue to bring the truth about abortion to UCSB.”

Hat-tip: Jim Treacher at the Daily Caller.



40 Responses to “Feminist Professors Gone Wild”

  1. Zohydro
    March 12th, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    I note from the faculty web page that she has degrees in American History and the history of a genus of African algae—”African Dispora” (sic)…

  2. Mike G.
    March 12th, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

    Maybe there’s hope after all.

  3. RKae
    March 12th, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    It’s mind-boggling to think that these damned people have a sexual “ethic” that demands a lot of scientific equipment and modern construction. If they ever wind up with a group of people stranded on an island, they not only have to look for water and coconuts, but they have to build an abortion clinic immediately. I’ve always preferred the built-in tools of good judgment and responsibility.

    Of course, I’m just joking. We all know that, separated from modern science, they’d instantly revert back to way European pagans took care of such matters: “the Gosnell method.”

  4. Lidsamy
    March 12th, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    ya know, I hate it when they call pro life people anti choice. I don’t call them pro abortion…I still will use the term pro choice even tho it is distasteful to me personally,

  5. Josh_Painter
    March 12th, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Feminist Professors Gone Wild #TCOT

  6. RS
    March 12th, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

    What’s truly fascinating is that these people–college professor with Ph.D. and college students–who are so sure of the rightness of their position, feel threatened by a few photographs. Gee, it’s almost as if they fear that people will cease to be “pro-choice,” when they see what that choice actually entails.

    Oh, an N.B. the Pro-Life people were in the “Free Speech Zone,” which apparently is not so free to those whose opinions are deemed by the Progressive Worthies as unsuitable.

  7. K-Bob
    March 12th, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    Expect calls to have Right-to-lifers and other likely Christians wear bright yellow crosses on their clothes.

  8. Esther Williams
    March 12th, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    If Philip Chism had a sister …

  9. M. Thompson
    March 12th, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

    The hypocrisy of these people continues to amaze me. While this issue matters little to me, I find the heckler’s veto that gets applied to stuff like this to be very wrong. If you don’t like what someone else is saying, ignore it, don’t physically attack them.

  10. DaveO
    March 12th, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

    The coathanger in a back alley is safer than Planned Parenthood.

  11. RS
    March 12th, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

    Quite true. Consider this. There would’ve been no story, had the esteemed, highly intelligent Professor (Ph.D., I’ll have you know) simply walked away. Instead, we have a national story about bullying a 16 year old girl and being investigated for assault. I’m sure the pro-life group neither wanted nor planned this outcome, but they welcome it. More people will know about their message and will seek out their literature out of curiosity than would have without this. Thanks to a rabid, hate-filled professor of “Womyn’s Studies.”

    The Irony! It buuuuurrrrrrrnnnnnsssss!!!!!!!

  12. [email protected]
    March 12th, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    you should start calling them pro-abortion, that’s the only choice they’re demanding to make.

  13. RS
    March 12th, 2014 @ 8:15 pm


  14. darleenclick
    March 12th, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    This dovetails with the cognitive dissonance of the article on Ms. Weeks … here we have an associate Prof whose “emphasis” is on porn and sex work who finds the (admittedly graphic) pictures “offensive” and worthy of gathering a team to hold up sheets or running off with one to destroy it.

  15. Lidsamy
    March 12th, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    pretty much. I try and be courteous but the effort gets lost on them I spose.

  16. Rob Crawford
    March 12th, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

    Call them what they are — eugenicists.

  17. ThomasD
    March 13th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    Someone needs to file freedom of information requests for any communications between UCSB and the SBPD regarding this incident.

  18. ThomasD
    March 13th, 2014 @ 7:31 am


  19. Dana
    March 13th, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    Don’t kid yourself: they are very much pro-abortion, because they have to be.

    Abortion is an economic activity, and the way that abortion “clinics” are run in the United States today, high volume is required to keep unit prices down. That’s not exactly a novel concept in economics, but the basis of many businesses.

    For abortion to be a “choice” requires not only that abortion facilities be available — and NARAL has long complained that 86% of counties in the US have no abortion providers — but that abortions be inexpensive enough for most women to be able to afford them. The result has been a system which is almost entirely high-volume clinics situated in urban areas.

    The economics is easy to see: without the volume of business on which the clinics survive, either the clinics must close, thus making abortion unavailable, or the prices must increase dramatically, thus making abortion unavailable for most women. The pro-abortionists know this, and that’s why they are, and must be, pro-abortion: they need the business to keep the business going.

  20. Dana
    March 13th, 2014 @ 8:41 am

    Perhaps some might think that earning a doctorate in “feminist studies” is not quite as intellectually demanding as one might expect. After all, if Dr Mireille Miller-Young was dumb enough to assault a teenaged girl protesting abortion, knowing full well that cell phones with cameras are virtually ubiquitous these days, perhaps she isn’t exactly as highly intelligent as we (normally) expect professors to be.

  21. WarEagle82
    March 13th, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    America is a “Free Speech Zone!”

    The idea that we can limit free speech to a small, out-of-the-way corner of any given institution should be offensive to every American.

    But it does make it easier for union thugs to find and attack peaceful protesters.

    Remember a few years back when fascist progressives told us “dissent” was patriotic? They didn’t believe it then and they certainly don’t believe it now.

  22. RS
    March 13th, 2014 @ 9:50 am

    No disagreement from me. Alas, SCOTUS has decided that there can be “reasonable” limits when speech is exercised in the public square on publicly owned grounds. Of course, that’s a crock in my view, but I’m not SCOTUS.

  23. M. Thompson
    March 13th, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    High INT, low WIS, to take an idea from the D&D crowd.

  24. Dana
    March 13th, 2014 @ 11:23 am

    And most of them have low STR, CON and CHR as well. They may have high DEX scores, ’cause they had to spend so much of their lives like Sheldon Cooper, running away from the bullies.

  25. K-Bob
    March 13th, 2014 @ 11:33 am

    It would have been better theater if she and her pals had gone after the photos with wire coat-hangers.

    Maybe bring some jars to put parts of the photos in.

  26. M. Thompson
    March 13th, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    Decent levels of CHA, but it’s only effective behind a podium.

  27. Bozikek
    March 13th, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    Clicked link, saw picture of “professor” in question, no further explanations needed.

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  29. Adobe_Walls
    March 13th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    Grabbing that sign or poster seems kind of bossy to me.

  30. rmnixondeceased
    March 13th, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    Not quite as bad as the “Fires of Gehenna” …

  31. rmnixondeceased
    March 13th, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

    Found her University logo …

  32. rmnixondeceased
    March 13th, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

    Pro-infanticide of foeticide

  33. teapartydoc
    March 14th, 2014 @ 7:38 am

    Liberal fascism.

  34. ChandlersGhost
    March 14th, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

    Behold the butthurt: the UCSB Microagressions Facebook page.

  35. Bell Rock Jacky
    March 15th, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    Her dissertation was “A Taste for Brown Sugar: The History of Black Women in American Pornography.”

    But she’s more Brown Suet than Brown Sugar.

  36. WarEagle82
    March 15th, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

    Oddly enough, the “pro-choice” people are the most ANTI-CHOICE people on the planet. They are “pro-choice” as long as you choose their choice. But they are violently opposed to anyone choosing any other choice but their choice!

    Irony can be so ironic sometimes.

  37. Federale
    March 17th, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    It is racist to expect a black lesbian to not assault random white people.

  38. Federale
    March 17th, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    Pro-life and pro-abortion are the accurate words to use.

  39. Federale
    March 17th, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    Pro-infanticide is more accurate. Death can come naturally, abortion is never natural.

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