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University of Iowa Professor Tells College Republicans to F Off
The Iowa Republican ^ | 04/20/11 | Craig Robinson

Posted on 04/20/2011 9:43:29 AM PDT by MockTurtle

A University of Iowa professor felt the need to reply to a blast email by the College Republicans on Monday morning. Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, sent a vulgar response to a College Republican email about the group’s, “Conservative Coming Out Week.”

The College Republican email, which was sent to the entire University of Iowa Community, had been approved by a number of university officials before being sent out.

Lewin responded to email by writing, “#*@% [F-Word] YOU, REPUBLICANS” from her official university email account.

Natalie Ginty, a University of Iowa Student and Chairwoman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans, demanded an apology from Lewin’s supervisors. “We understand that as a faculty member she has the right to express her political opinion, but by leaving her credentials at the bottom of the email she was representing the University of Iowa, not herself alone,” Ginty wrote to James Enloe, the head of the Department of Anthropology.

“Vile responses like Ellen’s need to end. Demonizing the other party through name-calling only further entrenches feelings of disdain for the other side. I am sure you understand that nothing is ever accomplished by aimless screams of attack,” Ginty concluded.

In an email to the College Republicans, Professor Lewin wrote, “This is a time when political passions are inflamed, and when I received your unsolicited email, I had just finished reading some newspaper accounts of fresh outrages committed by Republicans in government. I admit the language was inappropriate, and apologize for any affront to anyone’s delicate sensibilities. I would really appreciate your not sending blanket emails to everyone on campus, especially in these difficult times.”

Lewin sent that email at 10:51 a.m.

Lewin’s response is as inappropriate than her choice of language in her first email. At the bottom of the original mass email, a University of Iowa disclaimer reads, “Distribution of this message was approved by the VP for Student Services. Neither your name nor e-mail address was released to the sender. The policy and guidelines for the UI Mass Mail service, including information on how to filter messages, are available at: http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/email/massmail.” The College Republicans didn’t even know who all would be receiving the message.

At 11:06 a.m. on Tuesday, Professor Lewin sent another email saying:

I should note that several things in the original message were extremely offensive, nearly rising to the level of obscenity. Despite the Republicans’ general disdain for LGBT rights you called your upcoming event “conservative coming out day,” appropriating the language of the LGBT right movement. Your reference to the Wisconsin protests suggested that they were frivolous attempts to avoid work. And the “Animal Rights BBQ” is extremely insensitive to those who consider animal rights an important cause. Then, in the email that Ms. Ginty sent complaining about my language, she referred to me as Ellen, not Professor Lewin, which is the correct way for a student to address a faculty member, or indeed, for anyone to refer to an adult with whom they are not acquainted. I do apologize for my intemperate language, but the message you all sent out was extremely disturbing and offensive.

It’s strange that Professor Lewin is upset with a student for calling her by her first name AFTER she told them to “$%@& [F Word] OFF.” Quite honestly, Lewin’s continued attacks make it seem like more serious punishment of the professor is called for rather just than the public apology that the College Republicans are demanding.

Professor Tim Hagel, the faculty advisor for the University of Iowa College Republicans, also interjected on behalf of the group.

The issue isn’t whether you found something in the message sent by the College Republicans to have been offensive, but how you chose to express yourself. Although some would disagree with the reasons in the message immediately below, there would have been a more appropriate way for you to have expressed yourself. Your initial apology, though qualified, was at least a step in the right direction. The “additional note” only served to retract the apology and was an apparent attempt to justify your initial response.

It’s not my place at this point to debate the merits of whether the CR message was offense, but let me remind you that they have First Amendment rights as much as you do and that their message was approved for mass distribution by the VP for Student Services, as was indicated at the bottom of the original message.

Let me also note that I found your complaint about Ms. Ginty’s use of your first name to be rather ironic. As much as I agree with you that it would have been better for her to have shown the respect for your position by referring to you as “Professor,” respect is a two way street and you clearly did not show respect for the College Republicans in your initial response.

-TH

Tim Hagle

Associate Professor

UICR Faculty Advisor

Update :University of Iowa President Sally Mason has responded to the incident by sending out a blast email. Mason’s response was “spurred” by TheIowaRepublican.com’s story about the incident.

Dear Members of the University Community:

The University of Iowa encourages freedom of expression, opposing viewpoints, and civil debate about those opposing viewpoints. This is clearly articulated in our core values of Diversity and Respect. Because diversity, broadly defined, advances its mission of teaching, research, and service, the University is dedicated to an inclusive community in which people of different cultural, national, individual, and academic backgrounds encounter one another in a spirit of cooperation, openness, and shared appreciation.

The University also strongly encourages student engagement in such discussions and supports students acting on their viewpoints. Student organizations are sometimes formed along political lines and act on their political beliefs. Even if we personally disagree with those viewpoints, we must be respectful of those viewpoints in every way. Intolerant and disrespectful discord is not acceptable behavior.

Sally Mason President


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: academia; civility; college; democrats; diversitarian; ellenlewin; homosexualagenda; iowa; leftspew; lesbian; liberalfascism; liberals; progressives; tolerantleft; vagitarian
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The response from the College Republican faculty adviser is a real smack-down.
1 posted on 04/20/2011 9:43:34 AM PDT by MockTurtle
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To: MockTurtle

There are Republicans at the U of I? Who knew? :)


2 posted on 04/20/2011 9:45:33 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: MockTurtle
Ellen Lewin...potty mouth

3 posted on 04/20/2011 9:47:28 AM PDT by y6162
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To: MockTurtle

Feminists = humans shaking a fist at God for being born without a penis.


4 posted on 04/20/2011 9:47:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MockTurtle
>>>>>>Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies...

Lesbo idiot.

5 posted on 04/20/2011 9:48:51 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: MockTurtle

“not acceptable behavior”

If it’s not acceptable, DO something to “not accept” it.


6 posted on 04/20/2011 9:48:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MockTurtle

“We’re here! We’re Clear! Get used to it!”


7 posted on 04/20/2011 9:49:05 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: MockTurtle

Doesn’t matter. She will face no discipline. It is only our side that is to be corrected. ALWAYS!


8 posted on 04/20/2011 9:49:10 AM PDT by The Toll
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Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

Wow, what a waste of money. Both in having the professor and in having a whole Department on Lesbian Studies.

9 posted on 04/20/2011 9:50:17 AM PDT by hattend (How much do you have to invest in the future before you've spent it and no longer have one? - Steyn)
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To: y6162

If she studies sexuality, it is done at a distance. A very long distance.


10 posted on 04/20/2011 9:50:27 AM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Unbelievable excerpt:

A University of Iowa professor felt the need to reply to a blast email by the College Republicans on Monday morning. Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, sent a vulgar response to a College Republican email about the group’s, “Conservative Coming Out Week.”

The College Republican email, which was sent to the entire University of Iowa Community, had been approved by a number of university officials before being sent out.

Lewin responded to email by writing, “#*@% [F-Word] YOU, REPUBLICANS” from her official university email account...

11 posted on 04/20/2011 9:50:33 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: MockTurtle

Let me quess. She lives with her female partner.


12 posted on 04/20/2011 9:50:44 AM PDT by Wiser now (Liberalism is immaturity, cloaked with the pretense of moral and intellectual superiority.)
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To: MockTurtle

“Women’s studies” = couldn’t make it in any legitimate academic field, opted for victimhood and the company of pervs.


13 posted on 04/20/2011 9:50:48 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: y6162

What a cupid stunt....


14 posted on 04/20/2011 9:51:06 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: y6162

Once again we see hate-filled lefties getting a pass. Had this been said by a conservative professor (yeah, I know, funny joke, haha) about the Democommie students, she would’ve been remanded to “sensitivity training” at a minimum, smeared in the media, and likely fired, tenure or not.


15 posted on 04/20/2011 9:51:31 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: y6162

Wow. The rest of her is as ugly as her mouth.


16 posted on 04/20/2011 9:51:36 AM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: y6162

That is either a horribly ugly man or a hideously disfigured woman.....


17 posted on 04/20/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: MockTurtle

I really liked Tim Hagle’s, an Associate Professor, response to Ellen, in the article! Great response!


18 posted on 04/20/2011 9:52:39 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: y6162
"...Then, in the email that Ms. Ginty sent complaining about my language, she referred to me as Ellen, not Professor Lewin, which is the correct way for a student to address a faculty member, or indeed, for anyone to refer to an adult with whom they are not acquainted..."

This is the best. A lesson in proper behavior...from a woman who drops the F-bomb. Smacks of Obama-like arrogance.
19 posted on 04/20/2011 9:53:17 AM PDT by MockTurtle
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To: MockTurtle
Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

I can certainly understand her frustration and bad temper. After all, with all the above as a title she must have spend a lot of time in classes that were unbelievably boring and tedious, she probably couldn't get into a real school with academic standards, and then coming out with her degrees, the realization that she would never be able to get a job off campus without having to master the saying, "would you like fries with that?"

The anger, hatred, bile and bitterness is quite understandable.

Mark

20 posted on 04/20/2011 9:53:26 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MockTurtle

Stay classy, Ellen.


21 posted on 04/20/2011 9:53:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MockTurtle
I would really appreciate your not sending blanket emails to everyone on campus, especially in these difficult times.”

I would appreciate if you would mind your own business, 'Professor' Lewin. I'd also appreciate it if anyone at the University of Iowa would have the balls to fire you.

22 posted on 04/20/2011 9:53:53 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: y6162

She’s as ugly as cowflop on a freshly painted barn door.
Guilty! Bailiff—whack her pee-pee.


23 posted on 04/20/2011 9:54:00 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: y6162

Abe Vigoda with a wig.


24 posted on 04/20/2011 9:54:15 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: y6162

Is the photo over her left shoulder of her son or daughter?

Or in sport lingo;

“A gender to be named later”


25 posted on 04/20/2011 9:54:53 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: y6162

GUILTY!!!!


26 posted on 04/20/2011 9:54:53 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: The Toll

The forces of socialism (Marxism) only march in one direction, comrade.


27 posted on 04/20/2011 9:55:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MockTurtle

Speaking of demented college professors, does anyone have an update from Durham, NC regarding the ‘DOOK 87’? Now that their anointed Victim has a murder charge pending against her, I was curious to know whether those 87 faculty members still support her.


28 posted on 04/20/2011 9:55:29 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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you called your upcoming event “conservative coming out day,” appropriating the language of the LGBT right movement.

Didn't the gay community 'appropriate' the term 'coming out' from the debutante/cotillion tradition? Why is it that when the left steals the language they think they own it from then on?

29 posted on 04/20/2011 9:55:29 AM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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Western women KILLED western education.

NO smoking, No swearing, No ENJOYING!

Non western education couldn't hold a candle to us until women took over.

They hold a grudge ( Men generally don't)

They have NO humor ( Men generally do)

They take life too seriously!

And YES, I'm talking generally, NOT specifically.

30 posted on 04/20/2011 9:55:49 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: y6162

Yowza, are you sure it is not Helen Thomas’ sister?


31 posted on 04/20/2011 9:56:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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I admit the language was inappropriate, and apologize for any affront to anyone’s delicate sensibilities.

she's the one with the delicate sensibilities...

32 posted on 04/20/2011 9:56:15 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

The dog is cute though on her calendar.


33 posted on 04/20/2011 9:56:20 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: rawhide

At least Hagle addresses the actual issue. The sad sack university president vomits out a namby-pamby kumbaya load of multicultural psychobabble that (of COURSE) implies both sides — which certainly shall never actually be named — were equally at fault.


34 posted on 04/20/2011 9:56:37 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: y6162
She was encouraged to think her abusive language was acceptable behavior.

Time to punish her departmental supervisor.

35 posted on 04/20/2011 9:56:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MockTurtle

It’s interesting that she would complain about the College Republicans “appropriating the language of the LGBT right movement”, yet that same movement appropriated the language of everyone when they co-opted the term “gay”.


36 posted on 04/20/2011 9:57:07 AM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: y6162

Angry Lesbian that gets no love?


37 posted on 04/20/2011 9:57:22 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: y6162

Whoa - the anger and bitterness on that puss is quite palable.


38 posted on 04/20/2011 9:57:25 AM PDT by Vindication
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To: MockTurtle

EVERY last “State” University NATIONWIDE are cesspools that are chock FULL of POSs like this Old, Ugly Female Dog.


39 posted on 04/20/2011 9:57:36 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: fwdude

Butt ugly with sideburns.


40 posted on 04/20/2011 9:57:48 AM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: MockTurtle
I love how easy it is to make these androgynous nutjobs blow their civility fuse.
41 posted on 04/20/2011 9:58:03 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: MockTurtle
Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

Pardon me if I have trouble taking seriously anything that might issue forth from one so credentialed.

42 posted on 04/20/2011 9:58:03 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies...

Yeah, yeah, yeah...but does she know how to change a flat tire?

43 posted on 04/20/2011 9:58:20 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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"...a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies..."

Why is there such a position? What useful curriculum could possibly be derived from such a course of study? What marketable skill could be gained? What facts could be learned?

44 posted on 04/20/2011 9:59:10 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: y6162
This bull dyke is long past female to female sex and has her lover's pix on the wall.


45 posted on 04/20/2011 9:59:13 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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Excerpt from an article by Prof. Lewin (”radical antipathy to marriage as a patriarchal institution”):

http://www.buddybuddy.com/lewin-1.html

...Why has marriage become so central to questions of gay/lesbian rights? How has this happened when lesbians and gay men are themselves so divided over the issue? I would like to outline a few ways that we might think about these questions. I base my comments on the research I carried out on same-sex commitment ceremonies (Recognizing Ourselves: Ceremonies of Lesbian and Gay Commitment, 1998), on other anthropological work I’ve done with lesbian and gay families in the US, and on my own experience as a participant in the struggle to achieve the right to marry.

My views on this issue, which had long rested on a radical antipathy to marriage as a patriarchal institution, shifted dramatically after my spouse and I were united in a Jewish ceremony in 1992 and after I studied some 60 same-sex couples who staged commitment ceremonies of various kinds — none at that time legally sanctioned...


46 posted on 04/20/2011 10:00:33 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: MockTurtle

This misandrist needs to resign.


47 posted on 04/20/2011 10:00:37 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: muawiyah; Republic of Texas
Hey, Tex, what do you think I just said ~ bet you think I said to shoot the professor.

However, that's not what I said.

Going back through your active posting life (which has these mysterious interruptions?) that seems to be how you interpret the word "punish" ~ as in "punish = shoot".

It's your imagination Tex.

48 posted on 04/20/2011 10:00:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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Ellen Lewin...potty mouth

What's her DU screen name?

49 posted on 04/20/2011 10:01:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: MockTurtle

Grossly unprofessional.

I can just imagine what kind of classes this tenured vicious moronic thug “teaches.”


50 posted on 04/20/2011 10:01:21 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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