Urge Northeastern University to Sanction Dr. Suzanna Danuta Walters

Article here. Excerpt:

'On June 8th, 2018, Dr. Suzanna Danuta Walters - professor of Sociology and director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University, and editor of the Gender Studies journal Signs - published an opinion piece in The Washington Post entitled "Why Can't We Hate Men?" The title of this article immediately struck me as deeply offensive, but having earned my B.A. in Literary Studies, I am well acquainted with the technique of authors and journalists who employ shocking and/or hyperbolic headlines or titles simply to hook their audience. Thus, I decided to give Dr. Walters the benefit of the doubt and read the article.

It is difficult for me to adequately express how deeply this article disgusted and offended me, and I say that as a 25 year old, unmarried, agnostic woman. I'm by no means one of the "incels" she derisively refers to in the article. In fact, as a college-educated woman (with a liberal arts degree, to boot), I might well be a member of the demographic she had hoped to reach. If so, let me be the first to say that she missed the mark, and catastrophically so. I have never, in all of my years in institutions of higher education or at academic conferences, heard a PROFESSOR - much less a professor of Sociology and Gender Studies - openly condone and encourage hatred of an entire group of people based solely on one demographic trait. I am not sure how things work at Northeastern University, but at my alma mater and most other colleges and universities with which I am familiar, students are taught that it is categorically wrong to hate or prejudge an individual based simply on the color of their skin, their social class, their religion, their sexual orientation, or their gender or gender identity. For lack of a better word, I was absolutely flabbergasted that a professor would shirk the message that "Hate Has No Home Here" and publish such a vitriolic condemnation of all males based simply on their gender and nothing else.'

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