Here we go again. Last week, SoCawlege did a story on a radical feminist professor from Toronto. Recently however, we were also tipped off to a troubling Women Studies professor from the University of Maryland.
Ashwini Tambe is not nearly as active on Twitter as other academics we have covered. She only has 252 tweets, making it easy to go through the entire timeline on her page. But in those tweets from the past couple of years, she has made numerous outrageous claims, as well as statements that show ignorance of basic economic principals and current events.
This is the type of person who teaches university students nowadays. It’s where your tax dollars go.
Yes, it is in fact men who do most of the killing. Of course though, it’s a small percentage of men even still. “Men control” seems like a rather broad solution no?
Here’s the thing – male/female isn’t the only demographic breakdown we see crime disparities in. Income, age, geography and most controversial of all, race, are other areas. Would it be appropriate for an academic to say we need black-control? Nope. That would be horribly racist – to lump everyone into one category for the wrongdoings of a few. Yet she has no problem doing it here.
Maybe they believed it because they were over-zealous ideologues who wanted to push a story fitting their agenda onto the country? Nah, can’t be. Poor Rolling Stone editors, it just sounded so real!
Bombing Limbaugh – no support for him!
For those who don’t know, Je Suis Pas Charlie means “I am not Charlie.”
Personally, I’d be more uneasy about the bombing part than any support he would get, but hey, to each her own!
The commies won!
This was tweeted after the the extreme leftists won big in the Greek elections this year. It’s been a disaster over there since, but cool to see she’s that far out there politically.
Seattle minimum wage
They haven’t been paying $15 an hour…. if you paid attention to the story, you would know the minimum wage is being gradually implemented over many years in Seattle. In April it rose to only $11/hour.
Is she spreading this crap to her students? “Oh don’t worry everyone, $15 mandates aren’t changing anything in Seattle”, all while it’s a different picture entirely? No one expects women’s studies professor to put a premium on factual accuracy, but still.
Efficiency? Better technology? I don’t know, but why does everything need to be the result of “cost cutting” with the left? Economics is not a zero sum game. Real prices can fall in the long run.
Women Studies in High School
More on Ashwini, via the UMD website:
“Dr. Ashwini Tambe is Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies. She is also the Editorial Director of the journal Feminist Studies [http://www.feministstudies.org/home.html], a premier venue for interdisciplinary feminist scholarship and creative expression. She has previously taught at the University of Toronto, Georgetown University and Temple University. Her interests include transnational feminist theory, modern South Asia, sexuality studies and global political economy. Her current work, supported by SSHRC and NEH grants, examines the legal paradoxes in age standards for sexual consent and the shifting definitions of girlhood. Dr. Tambe is also fascinated by the cosmopolitanism found in early women’s magazines in India, and is involved in analyzing and digitizing the archives of the Marathi magazine Stree.”