Dear Chancellor Miller:
I just received my spring semester student evaluations and was quite pleased with the results. As usual, they were almost uniformly positive. However, one bad evaluation has caused me some concerns. After you read the following, I'm sure you will share my concerns (and I'm hoping you will consider my suggested remedy):
"This guy is a lawsuit waiting to happen. He makes misogynistic, homophobic remarks in class (as well as online) that are offensive (esp. to people like me who have been raped and stalked). He's a lawsuit waiting to happen- do us both a favor and fire him."
It's pretty obvious that this woman signed up for my class without any sense of what she was getting into. Her references to misogynistic and homophobic speech are undoubtedly references to my in-class insistence that sodomy and abortion are not mentioned anywhere in the constitution. That must be what she is referring to because the general subject of women's issues and gay issues never came up in class. Those references to perceived women's and gay rights are probably what triggered her outburst, which, apparently, was fueled by later seeking out and reading my online opinion columns.
Speaking of triggers, I think we need a trigger warning for all students who are considering signing up for one of Mike Adams' classes. Leftist students just assume they are getting a leftist when they sign up for classes in the social sciences and humanities. Since they tend to lose control of their emotions when confronted with different ideas, they need to be forewarned.
So here's what I think a trigger warning should look like in the catalogue next to each course I teach here at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington:
Warning! Mike Adams does not subscribe to the values of the UNCW faculty and administration. Students considering taking this class should beware of the following:
1. Mike Adams isn't afraid of lawsuits.
2. Mike Adams thinks that most feminists who use the term “misogynistic” don't know what it actually means. That's because women who use the term usually learned it in a women's studies class. He thinks that anyone who pays good money to take a women's studies class suffers from either moderate or severe intellectual hernia.
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