Scroll down for some thoughts from Mark Steyn, who received an e-mail from the mother of the young women who were assaulted.
(Scroll down to the end of the Steyn link.)
"Late last week, Santa Barbara officials announced that Miller-Young
is being prosecuted for misdemeanor theft, battery, and vandalism in
connection with her assault on Ms. Short. Short says Miller-Young pushed her at least three times, stole her
sign, then grabbed and attempted to restrain her while others made off
with the sign."
"Short’s father told Fox News
that he hopes the prosecution of Miller-Young will serve as a lesson
for those who seek to halt free speech on campus.
“She was free to
engage in a rational dialogue with them,” Mr. Short said.
chose to bully them, steal and destroy their property, and hit and
scratch my daughter.”
“I think the goal of this prosecution should be to set a good example
for her students, one that will not only deter her from repeating this
conduct, but will also deter those who approve of her actions from
imitating her appalling behavior,” Mr. Short added.
The good professor, who specializes in black studies, pornography, Queer Studies and sex work "studies", was quite unrepentant actually.
Some samples of her scholarly essays:
"The Pedagogy of Pornography: Teaching Hardcore Media in a Feminist Studies Classroom"
"Hip-Hop Honeys and Da Hustlaz: Black Sexuality in the New Hip Hop Pornography"
Editor of special journal on Porn Studies!
More CV details here:
"Dr. Miller-Young has published in numerous academic journals and books
including Blackness and Sexuality, Pornification: Sex and Sexuality in
Media Culture, C’Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader, Meridians,
Sexualities, Colorlines Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Re-Public.com, The New
York Times, and $pread, a sex worker magazine. With Constance Penley,
Celine Parreñas Shimizu, and Tristan Taormino, she is an editor of The
Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (The Feminist
"Even though she injured the teenager, Miller-Young defended her actions and told police she felt morally justified.
She told police that images of aborted fetuses “triggered” her to act
the way she did, and that she felt she had set a good example for her
students by physically confronting the teenage demonstrator."
Actually, the exit question is:
Does The University of California-Santa Barbara allow those with criminal records for battery teach at their fine institution?
Video of alleged assault here: