The following comes from an Apr. 8 story on the College Fix.
Prolifers who display graphic images of aborted fetuses to tout their message are like “domestic terrorists” who invade communities and make women feel unsafe, said a UCSB student and active supporter of a feminist studies professor recently charged with battery after an altercation with prolife demonstrators at the university.
“They are domestic terrorists, because the definition of a terrorist is someone who terrorizes,” said UCSB sophomore Katherine Wehler, a theater and feminist studies major, in an interview with The College Fix.
“That’s exactly what those girls were doing,” she said of young prolife demonstrators on campus who are at the center of the controversy. “They were making us feel very unsafe on our campus outside one of the busiest places during the busiest week of the quarter.”
Wehler is among a large contingent of students who have come out in support of the professor, while other students have condemned the educator’s actions.
Early last month, feminist studies Professor Mireille Miller-Young led a small mob of students against pro-life demonstrators holding graphic signs. The mob chanted “take down the sign,” then Miller-Young and two students grabbed one of the signs and ran off with it, eventually engaging in a physical altercation with one of the 16-year-old demonstrators who tried to retrieve the stolen sign.
Miller-Young has been charged with misdemeanor theft, vandalism, and battery, and recently pleaded not guilty.
The incident has made national headlines and divided the UCSB community, with dueling petitions launched in support and against Miller-Young. But the petition in support of the feminist studies professor has gained significantly more signatures – nearly 2,000 compared to about 150 signatures.
Wehler, who has taken a class taught by Miller-Young, said she feels strongly the educator did the right thing because the pro-life activists made the campus uncomfortable for students.
“The last thing we need are these people invading our community,” she said.
Students stand in solidarity with Miller-Young because they feel there should have been “trigger warnings” for the images the pro-life activists presented in the free-speech zone.
“I have a lot of feminist friends that went to them [pro-life protesters] with an educated academic response, because they were extremely triggered by these images, and the activists were saying this is for ‘women’s rights,’” Wehler said. “As feminist scholars and activists, we were insulted to hear that their cause is for women’s rights, because we felt personally attacked as women. Then, we were repeatedly called murderers. That is not okay.”
“In my opinion,” she added, “Professor Miller-Young would never attack anyone as the media suggests unless feeling an invasion of her own personal space like anyone else would in a fight or flight situation. … If the university did decide to revoke her employment, there would be a large uproar because she is so celebrated.”
However, not everyone feels that way.
The petition calling for Miller-Young’s termination says: “This is about someone who violated the law in several ways, disregarded the idea of freedom of speech, and tarnished the image of the UCSB.”
“Please know that this is not to show support for Pro-Life. This is to show support for our freedom of speech, our laws, and justice.”
Katie Devlin, a student at UCSB who does not support Miller-Young’s behavior, said she sees hypocrisy involved in the petition supporting Miller-Young.
“They talk about prioritizing the safety of our campus involving activists, yet it’s our professor that attacks somebody,” Devlin said in an interview with The College Fix. “I think it’s just the contrast that she is a feminist professor and stands for protecting women, yet she attacks a young girl.”
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Thanks to the demonic liberal judges we have now running things in America, we now have ridiculous rulings such as this. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? Satanic worshipers can destroy Catholic articles, inside or outside of churches, and nothing is none. Immoral ‘artists’ can portray sacrilegious and immoral presentations, and nothing happens. But, be pro life, or pro-Christmas and put up a Nativity scene, and all hell brakes loose. We traditional Catholics ARE being discriminated against, and the problem is, most do not really care, or are too busy to be concerned. One day, God will no longer live us a wake up call, for it WILL be too late.
The Abortion Industry is irresponsible for not disclosing the reality of Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder to those they perform abortions on. The truth is that images of 1st trimester mutilated pre-born babies can trigger all sorts of unwanted emotions in those who were deceived into thinking they were simply having a “blob of tissue” removed from their uterus. Should this surprise anyone!
Here is a novel idea, maybe the “responsible” Pro-Abortion Advocates in medicine, the media and state run schools should educated men and women that when you choose to abort a “pregnancy” you are choosing to kill your offspring. They should further warn that living with this reality can cause a bit disturbance to one’s psyche.
“They were making us feel very unsafe on our campus outside one of the busiest places during the busiest week of the quarter.” Interpreted as, “they challenged my narrow view of life and displayed the ugliness of abortion right in my workplace. This is where I lead a charmed, respected life and this young girl is showing the lies I live by in plain view of all of the campus. “
lisag, you are so right! What intelligent person can’t help but “feel very unsafe” whenever he/she is reminded that the most innocent of human beings are being murdered by the hundreds of thousand throughout the world every day? If the chemicals, women are fooled into taking for “their own good”, don’t eliminate the innocent little ones, then you can always hire someone to chop them up and pull them out of the womb (either by paying for the murder with your own money or with the money provided to you for such a purpose). Yes, if the most innocent among us are so easily eliminated by the millions, then who among us is really safe?
Ms. Miller-Young, after appropriate due process, needs to spend a weekend in jail and be fined; she also needs to pay damages to the brave young women whose only “offense” was to speak the truth to the spoiled pagans at UCSB. No, it does not matter that she is pregnant, either. In fact, the intellectual burning bushes at UCSB, and the UC System, generally, need to come down hard on Ms. Miller-Young, as well as look at whether public funds need to be spent on a professor who teaches feminist studies and such rot. What? Oh No — guess who heads the University of California System? None other than Janet Napolitano, ex-Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and a true stalward of the “liberal” wing of the Democratic Party. Yep, Ms. Napolitano is sure to come down on Ms. Miller-Young; just look at what she did when representing, when in private practice, Anita Hill. Her testimony about now-Justice Clarence Thomas certainly was refreshing. This tawdry episode will likely result in absolutely nothing against Ms. Miller-Young; in fact, her assault may well be a great career move, with TV, movie, book(s), and better employment probably to follow. Just look at what mis-management and dissembling to Congress has done for Ms. Napolitano!
Showing a graphic of an abortion victim to an extreme feminist like Miller-Young is like showing a cross to a vampire.
Unfortunately, it is likely to also result in an adverse, but physically less abusive reaction, if you show the same thing to a bishop
So the naked people signs on the freeway are also terrorism.
so wait a minute ….but those naked people signs on the freeway are still alive…they are getting paid for being in those signs and the unborn on the signs are dead, not getting paid except that someone got paid to kill them! They hired a hit man or woman to abort them!
The UCSB tenured professor teaches Black feminist pornography on our dime.
Terrorists who make campus women feel unsafe? No, angels who are working courageously in a threatening environment to save the lives of other human beings so young and innocent they don’t even know they are the ones who are unsafe.
If this is the kind of education your own children will get at U.C. Santa Barbara, send them to Thomas Aquinas College, where truth is honored and sanity prevails.
That campus is built and supported by my tax dollars, and Ms. Wehler et al are ADULTS who are perfectly contented to spend those tax dollars on “courses” promoting pornography. These wide-eyed UCSB innocents who are offended and unsafe just passing by photographs of aborted babies have consistently rated as top contenders for the premiere sex-party school in the nation. Hypocrisy and twisted logic as well as a sexual brand of totalitarianism are not in short supply on our beautiful, expensive and hyper-sexualised UC campuses. Maybe the uncomfortable reality of self-centered, self-indulgent lives that necessitate the option of child murder is what is truly making them uncomfortable? Maybe being confronted by truth about their irresponsible, cruel and violent hedonism causes the rusty cogs of conscience to grate too loudly? What frail little flowers they are to be menaced by a 16 year old girl with a sign!
Once again, the defense of the Left is to cry special privileges. They demand that everyone adhere to their version of free speech while trampling on the free speech rights of anyone who disagrees. If good people can not prevail, then the bigots will.
Most California judges would honor Miller-Young as their hero-heroine.
The “Catholic” people of Taxi-Fornia, some of whom are on their parish Boards, possibly even priest and deacons elected the likes of baby killing sodomite supporting “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown, and those who did so will answer to the One True Judge, and there will be NO appeal from His decision!
God have mercy May on an amoral Amerika!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founding Director
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.
Notice that this so-called “professor” is defended by one of her brain-dead students, one who is pursuing an “education in theater and yes, “feminist studies,” thus proving my contention that any course with the word “studies” in it is junk. Thus the education system is guilty of releasing upon an unsuspecting public an avalanche of liberal robots who are unemployable in the real world and are doomed to be public charges for the rest of their lives, able only to serve as Democratic voters or perhaps as “community organizers”. What a waste, four years of learning nothing.
And our tax dollars are paying for this left wing hate. Of course, if they don’t hate us, we are not doing it right!
If the news media had been able to show graphic photos and films of the persecution of the Jews by Hitler in Germany, on German TV (no tv in World War II!) and worldwide tv also, plus today’s Internet– what would have happened to Hitler?? Would he have been stopped, by millions of angry, hurt, outraged people, worldwide, as well as in his own country?? What does it take, for people to understand the violence and persecution of the helpless and the innocent– especially, a poor little helpless unborn baby! The womb of a mother is graced by God, and sacred! Is there no COMPASSION for these little children of God, fresh from Heaven, once heartless people see their evil, senseless MURDERS, for themselves, in bold color?? Just what forms of God’s precious Life are “acceptable,” to evil, hardened hearts?? Are Jews “acceptable?” Or Blacks? Or handicapped, sick and elderly people? Or poor people? Or unborn children, a gift of God, straight from Heaven? Those who are very vulnerable, delicate, unable to speak for themselves, or to help themselves, deserve special love and care!! They are a big responsibility! What does it take, to get this urgent message across, to violent, hardened, selfish, spoiled people?? They refuse to hear the Truth!!
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” — George Washington
When “Free Speech Zones” were enacted on College campuses in the USA, I can only imagine that our founding fathers had wished they could rise out of their graves!