It was bad enough when Georgetown University professor Carol Christine Fair (shown) advocated for the castration and murder of white Republican men on social media. But rather than reprimanding the professor for her offensive comments, Georgetown University has issued a statement in support of the left-wing, anti-Trump professor.
“The views of faculty members expressed in their private capacities are their own and not the views of the University. Our policy does not prohibit speech based on the person presenting ideas or the content of those ideas, even when those ideas may be difficult, controversial or objectionable,” University spokesman Matt Hill told Western Journal by e-mail.
Hill added that the university expects their faculty to utilize more appropriate language in the classroom and in dialogue with students.
“While faculty members may exercise freedom of speech, we expect that their classrooms and interaction with students be free of bias and geared toward thoughtful, respectful dialogue,” he said.
But some critics are concerned that Fair’s language underscores her inability to approach her students in an unbiased manner.
Fair took to Twitter over the weekend to berate what she referred to as “entitled white men” in response to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Fair was enraged by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s defense of Kavanaugh in the wake of allegations of sexual assault, and she announced that white Republicans should be murdered and castrated.
“Look at thus [sic] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement. All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps,” Fair wrote. “Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.”
Critics contend that Fair’s “in your face” political ideology must be intimidating to students with whom she may disagree.
The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo observes, “It seems painfully obvious that Fair might have a tough go at treating all her students in an unbiased manner … seeing as how she openly advocates for the murder of those she disagrees with and dons ‘Abort Trump’ and ‘F*** Trump’ stickers at public speaking events.”
Similarly, blogger Mike Cernovich voiced concerns about student interactions with Fair.
“Parents! If your child or a friend’s child attends @Georgetown, PLEASE send this article to them,” Cernovich tweeted. “Their lives could be in danger. This is violent stuff, and Georgetown refuses to [take] action to protect students.”
Fair’s Twitter rant is not the first time that she has resorted to fiery language against those with whom she disagrees. According to Fox News, Fair described the GOP as a “f---ing death cult” and “filthy swine” just days before her Twitter tirade.
The Daily Caller reports that in 2016, she sent harassing messages to a former Georgetown professor, Asra Nomani, simply because Nomani admitted to voting for Donald Trump.
“I’ve written you off as a human being,” Fair said in one message. “Your vote helped normalize Nazis in D.C. What don’t you understand, you clueless dolt?”
“‘F**K YOU. GO TO HELL,” Fair wrote in a Facebook post directed toward Nomani.
Fair is a self-described “inter-sectional feminist, pitbull apostle, scotch devotee, nontheist, resister” in her Twitter bio, according to the Daily Wire. Critics contend that people like Fair have given feminism a bad name.
In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, economist and contributor to the Good Men Project Jonathan Church wrote that Fair’s behavior “exemplifies why so many people hate the term ‘feminist’”:
I see Fair’s hate-themed tweet, and it reminds me of everything feminism stands for in practice today. To Fair, a self-described feminist academic, feminism seems to imply that normal standards of logic and decency do not apply to her. When she encounters resistance to her reflexive presumption of guilt about Kavanaugh, she not only bursts out into a rage, but also argues that she has a right to “not moderate my rage.” Meanwhile, it is not OK for Kavanaugh to become angry when defending his record against what he claims are just vicious smears that are hurting his family. If he weren’t angry about it, that would surely be taken as evidence that he’s lying.
It is unfortunate, to put it mildly, that an associate professor at Georgetown University should join such a mob and cast aside reason and facts in favor of an obscene ideological tirade. People like Fair — and there are so many like her — have turned feminism into a rallying cry for unhinged emotion at the expense of intellect. Feminism is now about forcing others to conform to sanctimonious expressions of public opinion, or else die a miserable death while feminists castrate your corpse and feed it to swine.
Twitter has removed Fair’s account after her weekend tweet. It was briefly reinstated, Fox News reports, long enough for her to attempt to clarify her statement with another tweet before going dark again.
“I do NOT and NEVER have condoned violence,” Fair wrote defensively. “My tweet, as I have explained, was an attempt to make YOU as UNCOMFORTABLE as I am using the language of the abuse I receive by the hundreds.”
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