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?