Wall Street Journal (Online)
Dartmouth’s ‘Hostile’ Environment
By JOSEPH RAGO
May 5, 2008; Page A13
Often it seems as though American higher education exists only to provide gag material for the outside world. The latest spectacle is an Ivy League professor threatening to sue her students because, she claims, their “anti-intellectualism” violated her civil rights.
Priya Venkatesan taught English at Dartmouth College. She maintains that some of her students were so unreceptive of “French narrative theory” that it amounted to a hostile working environment. She is also readying lawsuits against her superiors, who she says papered over the harassment, as well as a confessional exposé, which she promises will “name names.”….(Full Story)
Comment by Fathers for Life: It seems that the good Prof. Ms. Venkatesan (now fortunately departed from Dartmouth) became confused by the validity of truth over fiction, of scientific fact over feminist diatribe and by objective academic standards over feminist dogma.
Feminist dogma cannot win a debate when confronted by objective truth. Ms. Venkatesan must have known that, which is quite possibly why she did what any self-respecting feminist will do under such circumstances, she threw a tantrum. I wonder if she cried, too.
You may wonder what “French narrative theory” is all about. Check the review by someone who was intrigued by Priya Venkatesan’s beliefs:
And as to another term, ecofeminism, that came up in the controversy and raised the ire of Priya Venkatesan’s students, check the corresponding entry at politically-correct Wikipedia. It will speak for itself but has nothing to do with science other than that it is abusive of it.
Without a doubt, reality is catching up to feminist dogma. It appears that feminism is losing ground and not doing so well now. Tantrums or no tantrums, in the end the truth prevails.