Georgetown University Professor C. Christine Fair had her Twitter account suspended after calling on supporters of Brett Kavanaugh to die “miserable deaths” before having their corpses mutilated in the vilest of ways.
Fair, who is no stranger to making controversial remarks about her political opponents (i.e. conservatives), has said that her tweets fall under the category of free speech and independent thought, but they were disgusting enough to convince her employer to release a statement denouncing them.
After Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the “unethical sham” they had pulled throughout Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, Professor Fair fired up her Twitter account and let fly with some good old fashioned feminist invective.
“Look at this chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement,” she wrote. “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.”
Does “swine” in this instance mean actual pigs, or the legbeards that usually identify with this strain of man-hating feminism? Just wondering…
In a statement, Georgetown University distanced itself from Fair’s comments.
“The views of faculty members expressed in their private capacities are their own and not the views of the University,” they said. “Our policy does not prohibit speech based on the person presenting ideas or the content of those ideas, even when those ideas may be difficult, controversial or objectionable. While faculty members may exercise freedom of speech, we expect that their classrooms and interaction with students be free of bias and geared toward thoughtful, respectful dialogue.”
We find the idea of censorship – particularly in an academic setting like Georgetown – pretty distasteful, but Fair soared right by the expression of “difficult” ideas in this tweet. This is just a hair’s breadth shy of a call to violence, which is absolutely NOT protected by the First Amendment. It is also a false accusation; there is no evidence that Brett Kavanaugh raped anyone, much less enough people to be categorized as a “serial rapist.” Libel is also not protected by the First Amendment.
We shudder to think about what kind of statement Georgetown would make if one of their male professors called for the “miserable deaths” of the women on the Senate Judiciary Committee or the genital mutilation of their corpses. Think they would just say, “Hey, it’s free speech”? Something tells us otherwise.