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Sexist micro-aggression results in death sentence for professor

By MisterLefty following x   2018 May 14, 5:14am 555 views   13 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


He says he was joking when he asked to be let off an elevator at the ladies’ lingerie department. A female scholar who was attending the same annual meeting of the International Studies Association was not amused, and neither was the association when she complained.

Now his refusal to formally apologize has touched off the latest skirmish in the #MeToo battles rocking academe. At issue is whether a comment made in jest rises to the level of a punishable offense, and what happens when a complaint some deem as trivial results in a vicious online backlash against the offended party.

The fuss started when Richard Ned Lebow, a professor of political theory at King’s College London, and Simona Sharoni, a professor of women’s and gender studies at Merrimack College, ended up in the same crowded elevator during a conference at a Hilton in San Francisco last month.

She said she offered to press the floor buttons for people in the elevator, whom she described as mostly conference attendees and all, except one other woman, white middle-aged men. Instead of saying a floor, Lebow smiled and asked for the women’s lingerie department "and all his buddies laughed," Sharoni wrote in a complaint, the details of which he disputed, to the association later that day.

"After they walked out, the woman standing next to me turned to me and said, ‘I wonder if we should have told them that it is no longer acceptable to make these jokes!" she said in her complaint.

Sharoni, who wrote in her complaint that she has experienced sexual harassment in academe in the past and was shaken by the incident, said it took her a while to figure out that Lebow thought it was funny "to make a reference to men shopping for lingerie while attending an academic conference. I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that we froze and didn’t confront him," she wrote.

https://www.chronicle.com/article/He-Makes-a-Joke-She-Isn-t/243350

1   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 May 14, 5:32am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sharoni, who wrote in her complaint that she has experienced sexual harassment in academe in the past and was shaken by the incident

I doubt real seriously she has ever experienced true sexual harassment if this elevator operator joke caused her to be "shaken."

Maybe the man involved should loudly protest the intolerance that Sharoni displayed by not showing full acceptance of a man interested in "ladies Lingerie." She should be more accepting of a budding transgender man. Sharoni needs to be reprimanded.
2   everything   ignore (1)   2018 May 14, 5:48am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Feminism is in full swing, don't even toy with the masters of manipulation, they'll gang up on you. Don't even talk to them unless it's business, they'll cross mince anything you say, and use it against you. It's common knowledge to no longer even complement a woman on anything. Would they complement a man?, nope, only if they want something from you.
3   Onvacation   ignore (4)   2018 May 14, 6:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLefty says
Simona Sharoni, a professor of women’s and gender studies

She should not have offered to push buttons if she was not ready for the consequences.
Gender studies teaches you how to be off ended in the war against the patriarchy.
4   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 May 14, 6:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLefty says
a professor of women’s and gender studies at Merrimack College, ended up in the same crowded elevator during a conference at a Hilton in San Francisco last month.

He was just itching for it then. The only job he should have took there was the task to shut it down and smack anyone in the teeth that got in his way.
5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (33)   2018 May 14, 7:09am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Elevator buttons are nothing but metaphors for erections and playing with them in public is as obscene as a guy holding a clam over his outstretched tongue asking friends to tell him what he's doing.
6   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2018 May 14, 9:07am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLefty says
his refusal to formally apologize
Good for him!
7   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 May 14, 9:24am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If I was the judge of that situation, I’d immediately fire the woman and eliminate her entire “gender studies” department, saving the university millions and saving thousands of women from being “educated” into horrible purple-haired cunts! Win-win!
9   PrivilegedtobeWhite   ignore (1)   2018 May 14, 9:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
Eyes of a bitch who will cut off your dick and wear it as an earring.
10   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 May 14, 9:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Clearly a poor choice of words. "I'll take the knobby strap on department" would have sent gales of titters from the girls on the elevator.
11   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 May 14, 10:06am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's time for people to start going after this nonsense with the same force to point out how stupid it and the people that are creating it are.
12   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2018 May 14, 11:04am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Note to self: never wear any fucking name tags.
13   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 May 14, 12:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

PrivilegedtobeWhite says
Goran_K says
Eyes of a bitch who will cut off your dick and wear it as an earring.





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