A feminist professor with a chip on her shoulder claims that a paper that a male student wrote triggered her, and that she “began to have trouble distinguishing him from the man that [raped me].”
This professor posted on Inside Higher Ed without even having the decency to attach her name and described a lecture she had given in her gender class on rape culture. She said she became increasingly exasperated with her male students who took a skeptical approach to her argument and questioned the very existence of this “rape culture.”
She says that she received a paper from one of these doubtful male students that threw her “back into a pit of traumatic, fragmented memories.”
The paper referred to a case where a woman had raped a man, and asked whether the existence of feminism was even necessary, seeing as these concerns about equality are blown completely out of proportion.
Nowadays, feminism isn’t necessary. Equality means equality of opportunity, or more specifically, equality of law. Men and women in the United States have equal rights. But, equal rights aren’t good enough, they now want dominance and special treatment. The movement of feminism has gone too far.
The professor claimed that the article wasn’t written well, the argument wasn’t supported, and his sources were atrocious. Now, while it’s possible that some of that may have been true, she didn’t stop there.
From Heat Street:
“As I went over his paper,” she wrote, “I realized that I was reading a paper that sounded word for word like something the man who raped me would say. And not only did this sound like something my rapist would say, this student fit the same demographic profile as him: white, college male, between the ages of 18 and 22.”
She said she was so upset that she could no longer grade papers or read.
“Although I knew it was unlikely that this student would literally try to rape me, his words felt so familiar that I began having trouble distinguishing him from the man that did. Their words were so frighteningly similar that the rational-instructor side of my brain could not overpower the trauma-survivor side,” the professor wrote.
She recounts screaming “Zero! You get a f*cking zero!” at the computer screen as she graded the student’s two-page paper, saying that she also felt that simply by writing the paper, he had undermined her authority as an instructor.
“I imagined him sitting on the other side of his computer screen laughing at my pain, joking about my distress,” she wrote. “I imagined him being friends with my rapist (though the man who raped me is now significantly older than this student, he is frozen in the 18-22 age bracket in my mind).”
Lady, if you imagine everyone who opposes you as friends with your rapist, it sounds like you have some deep seeded issues that you need to handle. Taking out your anger and hatred on a student who disagrees with you is just despicable.
H/T: Heat Street