Thursday, March 13, 2014

Calif. Feminist Sex/Porn Prof. Attacks Pro-lifers

University of California police are reviewing video of an initially peaceful, legal pro-life demonstration on the Santa Barbara campus in their investigation of Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, a feminist, sex and pornography studies professor, accused of assaulting 16-year-old Thrin Short after the professor incited a riot and ripped a pro-life sign from a another teenage female pro-lifer.
“The police did not seem overly concerned about the incident until they saw the video and realized how violent the professor had been.”
-- Kristina Garza, Director of Campus outreach for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust (pro-life demonstrators)
There seems to be a trend: New York Univ. Prof. Arrested for Bullying Pro-life Students

For background, read Liberal Jailed for Death Threats to Pro-lifers and also read Abortionists Bomb Pro-life Catholics, Media Ignore

UPDATE 3/28/14: Prof. charged with misdemeanor theft, battery and vandalism, but the University blames incident on pro-lifers

UPDATE 4/18/14: Virginia College Lifts Muzzle on Christian Speech

-- From "UCSB Professor Accused of Assaulting Anti-Abortion Activist" by Tyler Hayden, Santa Barbara Independent 3/12/14

According to 21-year-old Joan Short — a student at [nearby] Thomas Aquinas College and a member of the Christian pro-life group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust — she, her 16-year-old sister Thrin, and 11 other Survivors had set up three large signs in an [authorized] area of campus heavy with foot traffic called the Arbor. The banners, along with literature the activists handed out, displayed graphic imagery of late-term abortions that Joan said was intended to “begin conversations” with passing students.

Joan said that at around 11 a.m., Dr. Mireille Miller-Young — an associate professor with UCSB’s Feminist Studies Department — approached the demonstration site and exchanged heated words with the group, taking issue with their pro-life proselytizing and use of disturbing photographs. Joan claimed Miller-Young, accompanied by a few of her students, led the gathering crowd in a chant of “Tear down the sign! Tear down the sign!” before grabbing one of the banners and walking with it across campus.

Joan said she called 9-1-1 and Thrin started filming, and that the pair followed Miller-Young and two of her students — who Joan referred to as “the fugitives” — into nearby South Hall. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Feminist Studies Professor Leads Angry Mob to Assault Pro-Lifers" by Steven Ertelt, 3/12/14

The angry professor interrupted the students’ calm interaction with the activists by grabbing a pro-life sign out of the hands of one of them, carrying the sign off through the campus flanked by her students, and then assaulting Thrin Short while trying to hide from police, who were on their way, the group said. Police officers later found the remains of the sign, which had been destroyed. UC Santa Barbara police are completing their report to be submitted for prosecution.

The pro-life group indicated that, despite the violence, neither Thrin nor Joan are deterred from leading future pro-life outreaches.

Joan says, “Yesterday we had a good day.  We passed out all of the literature we had, and had lots of conversations. We know babies are dying everyday so we will continue to peacefully and nonviolently speak the truth about abortion.  We know we will suffer insult and even violence as we did today but we will not waver from our nonviolent speech on behalf of the babies.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Feminist Studies Professor Accused of Assaulting Teenage Prolife Demonstrator" by Jennifer Kabbany, Associate Editor, The College Fix 3/12/14

A department of feminist studies professor has been accused of going berserk . . .

The professor at the heart of the controversy is Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor whose area of emphasis is black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, according to her faculty webpage. She could not be reached for comment Tuesday by The College Fix.

According to [Kristina] Garza, when Miller-Young came across the prolife demonstration, the professor started yelling at the protestors, saying abortion is a woman’s right. Then things got uglier, as the scholar allegedly enticed about 15 students to begin shouting “tear down the sign, tear down the sign” at the group . . .

As the prolife demonstrators tried to engage students one-on-one in conversation during a lull in the chanting, that’s when Miller-Young allegedly grabbed one of their signs and stormed off, followed by two UCSB students, Garza said, adding Thrin followed the threesome with her older sister, Joan, in tow and calling 9-1-1.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Confrontation with UCSB Professor" posted Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust

. . . Professor Young’s mob dwindled after she stole the sign.  She paraded across the campus with two female students carrying the sign.  Joan and Thrin followed, Thrin video-taping and Joan on the phone with the police.

The parade weaved through two buildings and entered an elevator in the third.  Thrin attempted to get on the elevator with them, but Young blocked the doorway.  Thrin stuck her foot in the door, but Young pushed it out with her foot.  Tenaciously Thrin put it back.  This happened several times as Thrin pleaded with the students to not get involved. “The police are on their way,” she told them, “you don’t want to be with Professor Young.”

Suddenly Young reached out and pushed 16 year old Thrin. “Don’t touch me!”  Thrin cried, startled. Young’s long fingernails scratched Thrin’s arm.  Young pushed Thrin twice more and each time Thrin kept the door from closing with her arm.  Finally, Young got out of the elevator, and tried to pull Thrin away from the elevator door.  Thrin held onto the elevator with her other hand, the one holding the camera.  Realizing that students were trying to take the camera out of her hand, Thrin let go of the elevator.

The elevator doors closed.  Professor Young let go of Thrin, leaving several scratches on her arms, and got on another elevator.  Then the police arrived.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read University of Wisconsin Newspapers' Bias Favors Abortion as well as 'Higher Education' Indoctrinates Pro-abortion: Poll