Professor Sent Abroad After Posting Hateful Tweets

Professor Sent Abroad After Posting Hateful Tweets
Susan Dutca-Lovell

An associate professor in security studies at Georgetown University who, last week, wished "death and castration" to GOP senators supporting confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is no longer teaching but will be "traveling internationally for university research."

In Carol Christine Fair's Twitter tirade against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she wrote, "Look at [this] 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...Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes." In response to the incident, the university decided to send Fair on a "previously scheduled internal research" leave in order to "prevent further disruption to her students and out of an abundance of caution for the security of our community."

Fair has since taken to Twitter to state that she does not condone violence, but was rather attempting to make "YOU as UNCOMFORTABLE as I am using the language of the abuse I receive by the hundreds." Days before, Fair had also called the embattled Justice a "rapist" and "perjurer." Kavanaugh has since been confirmed and sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. In your opinion, did the university handle this situation properly? Why or why not?

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