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Posted on May 3 at 4:19 p.m.
Careful Don Jose ! you are about to provoke another feminazi temper tantrum - you know that when you press for answers, use common sense, don't back down and call the gender bigots on their illogical BS they have no choice but to resort to elementary school yard name calling.
On Speech Is Free, Sometimes
Posted on May 1 at 8:23 p.m.
"morality and social responsibility of their investments " This is hilarious - Do students realize that some of the research going on on campus is going into military and surveillance technology ? I mean it is nice to attempt to be altruistic BUT in the end you have to follow the money - and Henry Yang knows that all to well.
On Student Senate Continues Discourse on UC Investments
Posted on April 29 at 4:16 p.m.
MrsDoverSharp, you do appear to suffer from "Academentia" -amusing at best.
But, since you appear to be such an authority on campus policies, How do you define "faculty" anyway ?? Is this academic senate ? or does it include lecturers, supervisors, coordinators and researchers too, and what about staff and visiting professors. Who knew that they all had an obligation to police the campus ? And does that include stopping skate boarders and bicyclist from breaking the laws as well ?
Ever wonder why leadership stays silent ? I'm pretty sure it has a lot to do with cowardice and embarrassment, not to mention legalities. I know many, many faculty here ( some who by the way DO speak up) who do NOT approve of Miller-Youngs actions nor do they, like you, believe she is in the right.
I'd say that UCSB administrators would like this all to go away as quick as possible, BUT as you say the media nabobs will have a field day, this is what they do, just look at the LaTimes and the Sterling debacle !
It will be interesting in the end to see if Miller-Young's defense argues that, as you say, she was obligated to enforce campus rules, OR will she just use the "trigger defense".
Posted on April 29 at 2:01 p.m.
Looks like there is plenty of "magical thinking" when it comes to who is supposed to enforce campus regulations, setting an examplefor civil behavior on campus, academic standards of conduct, using your influence to coerce students into breaking the law etc etc.
Why is it so hard to admit that both sides are wrong here, but that Miller-Young is also a poor example of what we should expect( as taxpayers and tuition paying students -And Yes I am both ) from a tenured Professor at a State institution ?
Posted on April 28 at 8:59 a.m.
When you say Michael Young's letter is "a lesson in itself" that is an understatement as you conveniently forget to hi-light the fact that it is also so telling how he takes an "US vs Them stance", refers to "Evangelical types" and goes on to say we are "under attack".
It is telling how out of touch he is, arrogant and seemingly willing to write off "evangelicals" as the other, or outsiders, without realizing that many students on campus identify as Christian and do take offense to this kind of generalization.
Imagine for a moment that a campus administrator, who supposedly speaks for all students, lumps all Mexican Americans together as "those types". The man would never do that, yet he has No problem doing so in this case.
I ( and many others ) do find this telling and very troubling.
Posted on April 26 at 1:08 p.m.
Who knew that the Regents of the University of California actually bothered to care what students thought ?? So me for one finds this article slightly ridiculous as well... :)
On UCSB Votes Down Divestment from Israel
Posted on April 25 at 1:41 p.m.
Jazzafier is so right, it is a farce, disingenuous and wrong ( from a humanitarian point of view) to continue to be stuck on the "short changed women" issue without looking at how we have arrived at where we are at from a larger historical/economic/cultural perspective. Sadly I see too many Politicians, Academics and people with influence who seemingly are unable to see the facts clearly, and like Capps are seeking votes or worse instilling hatred and bigotry. I drive by the day labor line on a regular basis and the last thing I think is how "powerful the patriarchy is" as I look at the desperate men there, eagerly waving and jumping out, attempting to get any form of manual labor, often so they can send it back to females ( and their children who they barely know ) who stayed behind in Mexico.
On Congressmember Capps to Host Gender Equality Discussion
Posted on April 24 at 8:03 a.m.
Here is a question for Rep. Capps:IF "in Santa Barbara, a woman still makes only 80 cents for every dollar her male counterpart makes for the same work."
What stops me as a business person from hiring all those women ( we know women are talented and capable workers ) And saving that 20% ?? Would that not be an effective strategy to beat my competition ??
Shame on Capps for parotting the same old feminist line without really telling the whole truth and checking the facts regarding income disparity.
On Women Need an Economic Agenda
Posted on March 30 at 9:13 p.m.
Thank you Fred Hofmann for doing an excellent job at articulating what many of us "middle of the road liberals" have been attempting to say all a long.
I also commend you for having the courage to say this, as I know for fact that many people at UCSB: students, staff as well as even many tenured academics, either refuse to speak up, out of fear or cowardice OR, like Michael Young are convinced that their beliefs are correct and beyond question or even discussion.
I know for a fact that some people have been targeted, and as a result have lost their jobs for daring to question some of the feminist dogmaexposed on campus.
In so many ways the very campuses that espouse freedom of ideas and tolerance, have become "islands of intolerance amongst a sea of free thinking"
George Orwell had it right:
Not merely the validity of experience but the veryexistence of external reality was tacitly denied bytheir philosophy. The heresy of heresies was commonsense. George Orwell – 1984 On the Thought Police.
On A Voltaire Moment for Liberals
Posted on March 22 at 8:33 a.m.
Michael Young is confused, and worse misses the point,
"evangelical types" ??? What is this supposed to mean ? Imagine the large numbers of students on campus that identify with some sort of Christian belief. Are they lumped into this stereotypical slander as well?? How are they being made to feel by this type of message? How can he claim to speak for ALL groups on campus.
I also agree with the several others here in that he includes discussion of things that are not even relevant, and indeed takes a stance of "them and us", alltogether missing the point that some of the very intolerance that he refers to comes NOT from outside, but rather from INSIDE UCSB.
On UCSB Administrator Issues Statement on Free Speech