Skip to comments.UC-Santa Barbara feminist professor charged in confrontation with pro-life teen
Posted on 03/22/2014 11:06:36 AM PDT by mandaladon
A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl.
University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors.
Thrin told authorities what she told FoxNews.com earlier this month: She, her older sister Joan, 21, and some other pro-life activists were holding signs and demonstrating in a free speech zone on the bucolic campus March 4 when Miller-Young, who also teaches courses on pornography, went berserk.
The sisters say they distributed nearly 1,000 informational pamphlets during the event, which was organized by the Riverside-based nonprofit Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. Things took an unexpected turn when, according to Short, Miller-Young approached the demonstrators and a group of students who had gathered.
Before she grabbed the sign, she was mocking me and talking over me in front of the students, saying that she was twice as old as me and had three degrees, so they should listen to her and not me, Thrin Short wrote in an email to FoxNews.com. Then she started the chant with the students about tear down the sign. When that died out, she grabbed the sign.
With a graphic anti-abortion sign in hand, Miller-Young, whose faculty web page says she specializes in black cultural studies and pornography, then allegedly walked through two campus buildings as Short, her sister and two UCSB students followed closely behind.
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“whose faculty web page says she specializes in black cultural studies and pornography”
I know there is a connection there but I am having problems visualizing it.
Isn’t liberal tolerance wonderful? /sarc
Question: How many academic degrees does a college professor need to have enough sense to avoid criminal charges of theft, battery and vandalism when confronted by opposing views?
Answer: Apparently more than three.
That is one ugly porn pushing racist deviant. She needs to be off the streets.
In a “free speech zone”, no less!!!
I guess we’ll have to establish another “free speech zone” within the “free speech zone”.
Or maybe she was misunderstood — she was flirting with the young lass. Yeah, that’s it. Besides, she has tenure...
WND describes her as “a professor of feminist studies who specializes in teaching pornography, queer theory and black film”
They left out "inciting a riot"
Regarding the ‘graphic’ nature of the photos on the sign that the girls had, one would have to go very close to see the ‘offensive’ image. The illustrations seem to have been printed on ordinary letter-sized paper.
The offense was in the professor’s mind. Could she have been reliving and abortion or two that she had experienced?
..."You're lucky to be a Holocaust survivor"
What do you mean?
"Were you born after 1972?
"Then you're most definitely a Holocaust survivor", you weren't aborted""
The mental image of a “free speech zone” is even more offensive to me than that ugly b——.
The pictures I wish to avoid are of the perp.
24. Feminism was established as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.
Someone with looks such as hers should not call attention to themselves.
When I went to college they didn’t teach pornography. We learned from smutty magazine racks if we were inclined to do that thing.