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Professor Sent Abroad After Posting Hateful Tweets


October 9, 2018 4:04 PM
by Susan Dutca
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.

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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Anon  on  10/10/2018 9:31:14 AM commented:

Doing that was very very stupid. It sets a terrible example for students that they get to cry and whine like children when they grow older. Instead of preparing our students for the real world, many colleges have taken it upon themselves to pamper and baby their students until they graduate, "shielding" them for alternative views or removing the first amendment right on campuses. Its disgusting and its a practice that should be stopped.

Rebecca C.  on  10/10/2018 5:50:34 AM commented:

This woman should not be teaching at an institution of higher learning, not only for her hateful, terrorist-like threats, but also for the very unprofessional stance she has taken on this issue. Ms Fair is reacting like a spoiled child in reaction to her parents’ more level-headed, unbiased judgement. I’d like to tell her, “Go ahead and throw your temper tantrum- like those kids who shouted loudly and obnoxiously at our US Senators after the hearings- but do it on another country’s soil, not ours!” Doesn’t she realize that her words reflect poorly back on her, and that our Congressmen have a right to express their opinions and vote in a way that their constituents would have them do so, without fear of retribution, threats and vicious name calling? I believe in the right to free speech, but not when someone speaks to deny another that same right!

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