Thursday, April 28, 2011

"F You Republicans"

Professor's 'F--k You, Republicans' E-Mail Sparks Uproar | On the Record

Go here and read the article and definitely watch the video.

The campus Republicans of the University of Iowa sent out an e-mail to students inviting them to an event. Ellen Lewin, professor, Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies sent a reply, to all students, that said "F' YOU, REPUBLICANS" (she did not use the censored form of this word)

This was sent on her university e-mail account with her official university e-mail signature.

I only have one question - why isn't this bitch out looking for a new job today?

No, there is no irony in this question.

Yes, college professors have a right to free speech. They do not have a right to use their official e-mail account to use vulgarities at students.

I have always thought the best way to look at an issue like this is to turn it around and view it from a different angle.

Scenario: The University of Iowa Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Staff & Faculty Association (a real organization) sends out an e-mail to the students inviting them to a "coming out week" event and one of the straight staff members, offended by the gay lifestyle, sends an -mail to all of the students saying "F' YOU GAYS".

Seem okay to you? Think it would treated the same? By the media? By the college? Would it get the same e-mail response from the President? (see chain of e-mails in second link below) Would the faculty member be disciplined? Fired?

As a bonus, see the real irony in the chain of e-mails in this article.

The Chairwoman of the Iowa Federation of College and UI student Natalie Ginty, sent an e-mail to the professor in response to the initial e-mail. In her e-mail, Ms Ginty called the professor by her first name. She admittedly did this intentionally because she felt the professor did not deserve respect.

The professor is raising hell because of the lack of respect shown by the student. Is there a better example of leftist hypocrisy?


Mustang said...

Imagine that –hypocrisy on the left. Wow.

What is it about people with degrees in (fill in the blank) Anthropology? They all seem to have a serious issue with bats in their belfry: Stanley Ann Dunham had a PhD in Economic Anthropology, the prerequisites of which requires 100 hours of psychiatric therapy.

Mustang said...

Post Script: If anything will delay premature ejaculation, this is it.

Katie said...

An angry, ugly liberal woman. How surprising.

cube said...

An example of the civility of the left as they exercise free speech rights that they believe apply only to speech that fits their point of view. Everyone else gets shouted down with obscenities.

I'm appalled by the actions of this bitter, angry professor, but I'm not surprised. The halls of academia are overflowing with the likes of this woman.

Ticker said...

Mustang, that's a two bagger for sure.

Chuck said...

Mustang, it does seem to attract the nuts

Mustang and Ticker, heavy bags

Katie, Rush did say feminism allowed ugly women to come outside - or something like that

Cube, they're the only ones that get free speech

Talking With said...

Here’s an interview with University of Iowa Professors Timothy Hagle and Kembrew McLeod, Matt Sowada, the conservative co-host of the political talk radio show American Reason on KRUI, and Rod Sullivan from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors about Professor Ellen Lewin’s “F— You, Republicans!” email response to the University of Iowa College Republicans campus-wide invite for people to participate in “Conservative Coming Out Week.”

MK said...

That's the fascist left for you. Vulgar and hypocritical. Right back at you ellen.

Chuck said...

MK< right - F' YOU

Brooke said...

This doesn't shock me at all. Even less shocking is that this person isn't in the unemployment line; rather, she is probably being lauded by her ilk.

Z said...

how much more can we take of this kind of awful behavior?
A prof does this and we wonder why our kids are turning out like they are?
She should be fired yesterday.
And she would have been were it not for the fact that liberals think this kind of behavior is laudable. "she's open minded, she speaks her mind, she's not afraid to be up front!" Brother, spare me.

by the way, did you know that the Berkeley Republican Club is the largest Republican group in any University in AMerica! WHO KNEW?

In the meantime, CHuck, I have the TV on in the other room and had left it on ABC where THE VIEW has come on....sherry, the black woman on the show, is asking "Where are the black people at the Royal Wedding?" I guess Wm is now racist, too, huh? After all the amazing work he and Harry do in Africa? wow

Always On Watch said...

How much are parents shelling out for their children to study under professors such as this one?

Chuck said...

Brooke, department chair in her future?

Z, it's amazing - the sense of entitlement of a few blacks

AOW, in Michigan it's about $25 - 30 thousand

Always On Watch said...

I just saw Mustang's second comment. BWAHAHAHAHA!

Alligator said...

Typically, those who shout the loudest about civility, tolerance, compassion and fairness are usually seem to be the ones to abuse others.

This reminds me of one the leaders of the "Peace Movement" I knew of back in the late 60s-early 70s. The press fawned over the guy when he marched against the Vietnam War. He got accolades from the "community leaders" and his words always dripped honey. On a personal level, he was an abusive monster. There was no peace or goodwill in his heart towards individuals and he regularly used and abused people, verbally and physically. But in public the mask was always on. He was kind of like Ira Einhorn in that respect. Einhorn was Mr. "peace and love" on the outside, but on the inside, just a thug murderer who stuffed his girlfriends body in a trunk and fled to France.