The utter self—absorption of the feminist left is one of the most distatesful aspects of their movement. And that is saying quite a lot. Michelle Malkin notes the latest outrage perpetrated by an unhinged feminist professor, this time at Northern Kentucky University:
Look——liberal "tolerance" at work again! An unhinged feminist professor tells her students to wreck a pro—life display of crosses (via Cincinnati Enquirer):
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — A professor at Northern Kentucky University said she invited students in one of her classes to destroy an anti—abortion display on campus Wednesday evening.
NKU police are investigating the incident, in which 400 crosses were removed from the ground near University Center and thrown in trash cans. The crosses, meant to represent a cemetery for aborted fetuses, had been temporarily erected last weekend by a student Right to Life group with permission from NKU officials.
Public universities cannot ban such displays because they are a type of symbolic speech that has been protected by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Witnesses reported "a group of females of various ages" committing the vandalism about 5:30 p.m., said Dave Tobertge, administrative sergeant with the campus police.
Sally Jacobsen, a longtime professor in NKU's literature and language department, said the display was dismantled by about nine students in one of her graduate—level classes.
"I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom—of—speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to," Jacobsen said.
Asked whether she participated in pulling up the crosses, the professor said, "I have no comment."
She said she was infuriated by the display, which she saw as intimidating and a "slap in the face" to women who might be making "the agonizing and very private decision to have an abortion." [...]
"Any violence perpetrated against that silly display was minor compared to how I felt when I saw it. Some of my students felt the same way, just outraged," Jacobsen said.
The repulsiveness of the self—righteousness on display here is breathtaking. Destroying someone else's protected free speech is her own free speech. A display is a "slap in the face" to her, justifying incitement of her students (no coercion involved, of course, but remember who gives the grades).
Perhaps worst of all is her ritual invocation of the Nazi factor:
Pulling up the crosses was similar to citizens taking down Nazi displays on Fountain Square, she said.
Naturally, the good professor has tenure.
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