Thanks to Instapundit for linking this classic example of ivory tower academia:
From the Dept of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Seriously? In Iowa they have such a department in the University? They actually have full professors that get paid real money to teach serious courses in such things? Might it be possible that the graduates of programs offered by that department will have trouble finding gainful employment in this economy?
Can a university professor really accuse someone of "appropriating the language of the LGBT right movement"? Did she miss that part about the First Amendment freedom of speech when she went to the sixth grade civics class? Because her pet cause uses a phrase does that now remove it from the public lexicon? Does she seriously express outrage at this: "And the “Animal Rights BBQ” is extremely insensitive to those who consider animal rights an important cause."
She tells a student to "F**k Off!" in her best professorial demeanor and then takes offense that she is referred to by her first name rather than "Professor." When people use that sort of language toward me, I usually believe we have now established a more intimate relationship that no longer requires formal titles in our communications.
I think this woman lives in some sort of alternative universe in which civil dialogue between groups with different political viewpoints is not tolerated. That is neither academic freedom or intellectual discourse.