Nearly 100 students at the University of Southern California attended a rally at noon on Monday demanding a tenured professor be fired after he sent a reply-all email last Thursday to the student body noting that “accusers sometimes lie.”
“If the day comes you are accused of some crime or tort of which you are not guilty, and you find your peers automatically believing your accuser, I expect you find yourself a stronger proponent of due process than you are now,” emailed Professor James Moore.
The email — in response to a reply-all email that urged students to “Believe Survivors” on the day of Christine Ford’s testimony — triggered what one school admin said was “hundreds” of emails from concerned students and alumni since Thursday…
Roughly 7 students also spoke at a makeshift podium, sharing sharing stories of sexual abuse. The crowd then marched over to the office of Dean Jack Knott, according to multiple live-streams of the protest.
Met by security guards, the protesters demanded to see Dean Knott. It is unclear if they intended to occupy the building. After a roughly five-minute standoff, security guards allowed Dean Knott greet the protesters, but did not allow students in the building.
“What [Professor Moore] sent was extremely inappropriate, hurtful, insensitive. We are going to try to do everything we can to try to create a better school, to educate the faculty,” said Dean Knott to the crowd.
He then announced that USC would take action.
“This is going to be a multi-pronged effort. We are going to have a faculty meeting later this week around implicit bias, sensitivity towards [sexual assault]….” he said
Saying “accusers sometimes lie” is like saying “Saturday follows Friday”. Yet the Dean at Moore’s school was able to cry “Cuckadoodle doo!” to his students as he promised swift punishment because the poor, poor students had to hear Truth.
Moore is a man, and did a manly thing. Knott, in the face of seven—count ’em!—seven full brats cucked. All it took was seven measly snot-filled diaper walking temper tantrums for him to snivel and surrender. Good grief, what a culture.
Item BBC will have more gay characters in its shows to combat ‘heteronormative culture’
The BBC is going to increase the number of LGBT people appearing in its programmes and news output as part of new diversity reforms.
They will be “incidental” portrayals, meaning that their sexuality is not part of a storyline or directly relevant to a news item.
Off-screen and off-air, LGBT staff will be encouraged to “bring their whole self to work” and be open about their sexuality.
Other recommendations include the use of non-binary pronouns used by staff where appropriate, and a network of “straight allies” who will announce their status with pin badges or special email signatures.
They are included in a new report based on a survey of LGBT staff attitudes, which found that many perceived the corporation to have a “heteronormative culture”.
It has been pointed out that Nature is “heteronormative”. Heteronormativity is, after all, another name for Reality.
But here we have the BBC, funded by a mandatory TV tax, promising to push perversity propaganda to combat Nature and Reality. It is, as was pointed out in our midweek special Doom edition, only a short step before mandatory quotas of each favored perversity are required not only on TV, but in textbooks, classrooms, and so on.
The good news, for us curmudgeons, is that propaganda works. Welcoming attitudes to perversity will increase. As will the acts themselves.
Of course, all you have to do in this case is turn off the source. One small click for man, one giant service to mankind. Won’t happen.
Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment. In western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by 90% and be replaced by five times more beans and pulses.
This item is only interesting for the latest hobgoblin phrase “climate breakdown” to describe global cooling. No, wait. Global warming.
So. If the climate “breaks down”, what would be left? A non-climate? I despair.