I write a lot of articles criticizing my administration for a simple reason: they deserve it. Our administrators make a lot of bad decisions, too many of which are born of unmitigated ideological bigotry. But, occasionally, you have to praise them for making a good decision. I just wish moments like this would come more often.
On August 18th, when classes resume at UNC-Wilmington, Susan Bullers, an Associate Professor of Sociology, will begin her duties as the new Director of our university?s Women?s Resource Center (WRC). This will mark the end of a four-year reign of ideological terror, which has crippled the WRC since it was established in 2001.
During the last four years, it is difficult to decide which WRC incident (often discussed in my weekly column) was the greatest source of embarrassment for the university or which provided the greatest evidence of feminist fanaticism run amok.
- Maybe it was the time the WRC decided to hang cartoon pictures of Condoleezza Rice (featured standing in a cage holding a bunch of bananas) all over the university library. The feminists who produced the picture claimed to be opponents of racism.
- Or maybe it was the time the WRC decided to hang cartoon pictures of a woman kicking a man in the face while hurling obscenities (including the f-word).
- Perhaps it was the time they advertised the Vagina Monologues with a large sign featuring the p-word displayed right in front of the university cafeteria. The sign was in full view of parents and their small children.
- Of course, the most distasteful WRC ad could have been the flashing ?vagina? sign positioned right in front of the university and directly across from the Greek Orthodox Church.
- And, let?s not forget the anonymous feminists who dressed as apes and threw bananas at a UNCW audience in 2004. They were hired by the WRC for $6000.
- And how about the time the WRC website posted a link to a ?Jesus on a Rainbow? essay after refusing to post a Crisis Pregnancy Center link because the organization was ?explicitly Christian.?
- Then there were those vagina-shaped lollipops sold by the Women?s Center on campus.
- And, before we move on, let?s not forget the queer Muslim speaker and the ?How Bush?s Attack on the International Family Hurts Us All? speech funded by the mostly Bush-supporting Christian heterosexual taxpayers of North Carolina.
I mention all of these embarrassing episodes for a reason: I think Susan Bullers is far too smart, too reasonable, and too level-headed to allow WRC facilities and funds to be abused like this in the future.