One of my first papers in college was about Gertrude Stein’s "Three Lives." I happened not to enjoy the book, and so focused my paper on its failings. When I received the paper back, I was completely horrified to discover that I’d gotten an F. The professor’s comments filled the margins—things like "you write like a conservative," comparisons to Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, and the (still absurd) statement that "an intellectual reads with sympathy for the protagonist."
After discussion had ended, one professor continued to rail at the
hurtfulness of the photo until one of the fraternity members actually
showed it to him. He was visibly surprised by its banal lack of
sexiness, but quickly recovered to tell us that “any woman” would find
the image offensive. I told him that I (the only woman present at this
point) had seen the image previously and was not offended. Surprised
again, he proceeded to chastise me for being ignorant of the “history of
womanhood” and “cut off from my femininity.”
And people go into horrendous debt for this crap.
Dana Loesch has words for Media Matters; they won't like them.
"But you need a FACTORY to make guns!" Except when you don't.