Skip to comments.Gay Profs at Notre Dame Speak Out About “Invisible Discrimination.”
Posted on 05/02/2012 8:35:09 AM PDT by marshmallow
Three homosexual professors at the University of Notre Dame are reportedly saying the Catholic university isnt doing enough to be inclusive to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. Recently, the University announced it would not add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause despite pressure from some student groups and faculty.
In protest of that decision, three homosexual professors spoke out in the student newspaper, saying among other things that Notre Dame treats them like second class citizens and that other LGBTQ professors have left the university and some students didnt enroll because of it, despite the administrations promise to take other steps to help LGBTQ individuals feel more included on campus, according to a report from the student newspaper.
Susan Cannon Harris, an English and Irish Studies Professor, is quoted saying she has not made any effort to conceal her sexuality. She reportedly said she feels safe coming out to students on the first day of each semester and received tenure from the university in 2004.
But Cannon Harris said the absence of sexual orientation from the nondiscrimination clause has a psychological effect on LGBTQ faculty. The Observer reports:
For example, when coming up for tenure, professors typically ask themselves whether they have done enough research or met the standard in the classroom.
I, because of Notre Dames special situation, also had to ask the question, is all of that going to matter? Are they going to deny me tenure just because Im a lesbian? she said. Even though I mostly didnt think that they would, it was in the back of my mind. And that is very destructive.
Since Cannon Harris received tenure in 2004, she has had to worry a bit less. She now feels safe telling her students she is a lesbian on the first.........
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Completely unprofessional and utterly distasteful. The students have no need to be confronted with their instructor's sexual preferences. If I'm a student, I don't want to know. Just present the course material and get out of my face with the sex.
Hint: “Catholic university” - might give it away that homosexual conduct is frowned upon...
or maybe that’s just me....
Why does a homo want to work at a Catholic University?
To destroy it.
To force them to comply with these sickos' idea of "social justice."
Probably the best way to handle it...if you don't like our policies, don't work or go to school here.
To destroy it from within. But we all know that.
“I’m Professor Harris and I am a Lesbian. So, if you want to pass this class........................”
How brave of her to tell everyone she’s a lesbian. She could get an electric shock from her sex toy.
None of my professors told me if they were homos. It's none of my business.
Maybe they should cover up the crosses for her too.
"Hello, marshmallow. I'm a Heterosexual White Male and this is my first post on your thread. I hope that you are fully comfortable with my lifestyle choices, and that we can share our opinions together freely during the duration of the posting on the thread."
There. That wasn't too awkward, was it? /sarc
Wonder how that goes over in a class full of college kids.
These perverts are free to seek employment at a more “tolerant” institution if they are unhappy with their lot at Notre Dame.
But, no. They want the institution to change its core beliefs.
How selfish, how arrogant, how totally wrong.
They gotta' come up with a new name though . . . Notre Dame is too Catholic!
She does that to chase away students before the transfer/drop class period ends.
She does not want anyone who does not pander to her sexual recreation.
In telling her students the first day of class her sexual orientation, she’s obviously warning them how they must treat her. She’s entitled to extra privileges AND everyone must submit papers that somehow embrace and reflect her ideology. To do anything else would be intolerant and to complain would be hate.
Sorry, but Notre Dame gave up any pretentions of being Catholic years ago.
They’re now just another of the lifeless and clueless secular institutions of no learning. (STEM courses excluded...at least until the PC loons get to them.)
Did you notice I remember her name?
She was butt ugly.
She’s cruising guys ~ filling her ‘date calendar’.
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