Mike Adams

Note: Dr. Adams will speak at Amherst College in Amherst, MA on Thursday, March 4th, 2010. His speech on the Second Amendment will begin at 7:20 p.m. in the Bobbott Room (upstairs in the Octagon). The speech is free and open to the public.

I was recently made aware of a new sign that adorns (or adorned) the door of the women’s faculty restroom in the S&B building at UNC – Wilmington. My friend Bob Sacamano, who, of course, read my second book, Feminists Say the Darnedest Things, took it off the door. He then took it into my office for my personal inspection, and not to mention my personal entertainment. The sign reads as follows:

BE AWARE!
YOUR VOICE CAN CARRY INTO
ADJACENT ROOMS. IT’S BEST
TO CONDUCT PRIVATE
CONVERSATIONS IN YOUR
INDIVIDUAL OFFICES.

The reason the reader of my second book brought the sign into my office relates to the first chapter of Feminists Say the Darnedest Things. The chapter, which is called “Gosh! Idiot!,” tells of how I heard a feminist in our department trying to convince a (now former) secretary in our department to file a complaint against me – simply for using the phrase “Gosh! Idiot!” in the workplace. She was speaking loudly from the entrance to the bathroom – certainly louder than she had intended - as she was trying to persuade the secretary.

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The secretary explained to the feminist that I was not calling anyone an “idiot” but that instead we were joking about the movie Napoleon Dynamite. So, of course, no complaint was filed. But, after I made light of the situation in my book, some feminists got angry. I suppose that the same right to privacy that allows a feminist to have an abortion allows her to encourage false accusations of “workplace harassment.” Nonetheless, I am now thinking about posting the following sign on the women’s restroom just for fun:

BE AWARE!
YOUR VOICE CAN CARRY INTO
ADJACENT ROOMS. IT’S BEST
TO CONDUCT MCCARTHYITE
WITCH HUNTS IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL OFFICES.

But, after seeing the real sign, my friend Bob Sacamano had a different idea. He thought it would be funny to post a sign on the restroom, which reads as follows:

BE AWARE!
ALL MANNER OF SOUNDS
CAN CARRY INTO ADJACENT ROOMS.
IT’S BEST TO BREAK WIND
IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL OFFICES.


Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.