Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mireille Miller-Young's Heartbreak and Lola's Lament

Mireille Miller-Young is an Associate Professor of feminist studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB).  Recently charged with robbery and assault against Thrin Short, a 16-year-old Christian demonstrator in the UCSB “Free Speech Zone,” Miller-Young justified her violence against the teenager -- who was peacefully urging mothers not to kill their unborn children -- as the moral act of a conscientious objector against a terrorist.

This cockeyed characterization seemed like the expression of a functional psychosis.  And how could that professor, without a single notable publication, survive the “publish or perish” rigors of academia --  with tenure? The following excerpt from Miller-Young’s soon-to-be-published magnum opus, A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women. Sex Work and Pornography, holds the answers.  (more...)

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