Friday, March 21, 2014
The right not to have anyone disagree with you
And the right to assault them when they do. Academia at its finest.
In essence, Miller-Young told me that she felt “triggered” by the images on the posters. Miller-Young stated that she had been walking through the Arbor to get back to South Hall. Miller-Young said she was approached by people who gave her literature about abortion. Miller-Young said that she found this literature and pictures disturbing. Miller-Young said that she found this material offensive because she teaches about women’s “reproductive rights” and is pregnant. She said an argument ensued about the graphic nature of these images.Now I don't think the use of such imagery is a good idea, in the same line of thinking as Mrs. Fisher. That said, I'm rather impressed a college professor would destroy someone else's property at a demonstration and say that the group had violated her rights for disagreeing with her. Perhaps Miller-Young is violating my rights by advocating for a society where humans are disposable, and therefore she should be fired from her job.
Miller-Young said that she situation became “passionate” and that other students in the area were “triggered” in a negative way by the imagery. Miller-Young said that she and others began demanding that the images be taken down. Miller-Young said that the demonstrators refused.
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Miller-Young also suggested that the group had violated her rights. I asked Miller-Young what right the group had violated. Miller-Young responded, “My personal right to go to work and not be in harm.”