Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Professor And Nimrod



What Are We To Make Of The Case Of Scholar Avital Ronell?

The same exact thing we should make out of the case of any professor who abuses a graduate student. Being a scholarly "queer" feminist professor doesn't give you a license to harass.

Easy peasy.

What I found much more interesting than the above story is found in the comments and it involves the backstory surrounding the name Nimrod, which just happens to be the name of the unfortunate graduate student. Did you know that the name Nimrod means "Great Hunter" and when Buggs Bunny called Elmer Fudd "Nimrod", it was because he was being sarcastic and not because it was an insult in and of itself.

Good old Buggs. He continues to entertain me after all these years.

21 comments:

Sandee said...

Well, you hear about the guys all the time so I guess she thought she'd give it a go too. How frightening. The school did the right thing.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

messymimi said...

If he’s your student, your emails shouldn’t read like love letters. No harrassment, by anyone, of anyone, in any direction. Why is that so hard to understand?

Ed Bonderenka said...

So he's a homosexual and she's a lesbian and all of this is going on? My head spins.

Jan said...

I've always been kind of cute and have never had a harrassment problem. Where have I gone wrong?

Kid said...

I'm still waiting to hear a good conservative type story about a perfesser.

LL said...

According to progs in New York, there are 31 genders. California recognizes only 12. Some people say there are two (male and female). If you're wired into the whole 31 gender thing, you'll know that you can change your gender as often as you'd like. So you can start out as a male, have lunch as a male lesbian and end the day as a female hermaphrodite - or something like that. Fluidic gender makes for interesting bedfellows. Sort of like a Rubic's Cube (no pun) of options. And at any point of the day you can legitimately choose to be offended as your gender shifts. Progs say that race is the same thing - it's what you feel like at the moment, which interestingly, makes the whole racial and cultural appropriation thing meaningless. I can start the day as an Eskimo woman, have lunch as a Peruvian man and end it as an Iranian "animal fancier".

Given all of this progressivism, how are any complaints about anyone supposed to work?

Z said...

“It’s not the same thing to accuse a male person in power versus accusing a woman. It’s just not the same thing, because we’ve got a culture and a very long history in which males were dominant and abusing their power.”
Maybe THE stupidest, lamest, most leftwing-typical excuse I ever heard.

I didn't get that she's a lesbian...? Why would this guy say he hit on her if she was, Ed? Maybe I didn't read as carefully as I should.........but that'd be a great defense from her side! ;-)

I personally don't think a person's academic stature should matter if a man OR woman is hitting on people. I also don't think lawsuits are always the way to go. GROW UP, kick the person where it hurts, and get on with your life.

cube said...

Sandee: My position is what's good for the goose is good for the gander." It's bad all the way around.

cube said...

Messymimi: I totally agree. Emails with my professors never read like that and they never should. Of course, my professors were into science and not that stupid.

cube said...

Ed Bonderenkas: I find the whole thing ludicrous so I won't waste time explaining the difference between queer and lesbian. Why, because it could change in the next 15 minutes.

cube said...

Jan: You're joking right? What does that make me because I've been harassed and stalked multiple times? OK, maybe you shouldn't answer.

cube said...

Kid: I studied biology @ the University of South Florida. I took a boatload of science classes and I can give you many anecdotes re: many professors who were exceptionally wise and whose counsel was never liberal or conservative. Thermodynamics just is.

Kid said...

Well, that was the 'good one' I was looking for Cube. I wonder how much of that goes on these days though. Last thing I read was a comic did a routine at some college that offended some students. The college brought in Counselors to deal with the emotional aftermath...

cube said...

Kid: I took a course in evolution and on the first day the professor said he knew what a volatile subject that could be and that he didn't want any politics, just science. He also informed us that he was Canadian and then he proceeded to tell us a joke... "On a hot, humid, sunny day, how do you get 100 Canadians out of a pool at noon?"

cube said...

LL: "animal fancier" Lol. That one gets my goat. But to a more serious subject, I've heard that it was 36 genders so I think you're just being gender-phobic to leave them out of your comment.

cube said...

Z: This whole thing is hair-brained which is typical of everything the left touches. The professor self-describes herself as "queer" not lesbian so I take it that the rest of us are left out of the loop of what that means exactly, but I would hide the cats and maybe even the goldfish if she were to visit.

Kid said...

100 kanuks out of a pool? I give.

cube said...

K: Tell them it's time to get out of the pool :-)

Kid said...

:-]

cube said...

Kid: He also said he wouldn't remain nice if we brought politics into the classroom. No one ever did.

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