What are you supposed to do when a hundred students show up to protest someone you're pretty sure isn't you? (A blog about my visit to last week)
. spoke at Wellesley. A hundred students protested her talk. Here is her advice on how students can be better activists.
Someone made up a transphobic quote, attributed it to , and then it was circulated around Wellesley, leading (or contributing) to a large group of students showing up to protest her appearance there
3. Yes, drew protesters, some of whom said foolish and outrageous things. Thins are, as Dreger puts it, "fucked up." in many ways. But also important to note countermovement. Even small campuses are complicated.
3. Yes, drew protesters, some of whom said foolish and outrageous things. Thins are, as Dreger puts it, "fucked up." in many ways. But also important to note countermovement. Even small campuses are complicated.
. on how to do better activism. "Change doesn’t happen via protests and slogans and blogs. It happens over coffee and beer with 'the enemy.'"
"But where, I wonder, is the scholarship happening that ought to undergird meaningful protest? Where is the intellectual humility, the attempt at analysis and synthesis?" Great piece by
In case you didn't know about my last visit to Wellesley A student asked me yesterday why I would come back. Why would I *not*? You don't get engagement opportunities like this every day! Had GREAT convos all day yesterday, just like last time
Revealing: goes to Wellesley to speak & encounters students protesting someone she didn't recognize: herself. How false information and fake quotes from people spread on campus & elsewhere
This story keeps cropping up on my TL from people outraged at the incident as described. I haven’t been able to find any accounts from students or others who were there. Anyone know of any?
Especially heed 's 4th point for better activism! The last couple years in higher ed have been one big exercise in not doing this, to pointlessly destructive effect.
A student at asked me why I don't chase down false representations of me. Where would I even start? It feels pointless. Yet I deal constantly with protests against false Alice Dregers. 5/n
Campus madness alert. Wellesley this time.
what happened to should make me want to puke but i'm not surprised so lunch is safe 😡
First person account of the absurd, mendacious attempts to assassinate the character of at “Faculty told of colleagues being shut-down for trying to use words, ideas, and readings that a small number of students found ‘offensive.’”
Worth a read⬇️ had her views mischaracterized, got protested by some students & wrote this thoughtful essay about it all
Sometimes college kids are mad about a slander of a speaker, not a speaker's actual positions
‘I miss teaching. But I don’t miss the idea that maybe I should watch every word I say’: gives a talk at Wellesley College and meets with those who protested against her doing so
Last Week at Wellesley | Alice Domurat Dreger
No true Scotsman argument. Meaning you either ignore me or decide I'm a conservative. Good luck.
Blog about recent protest against her talk at Wellesley by . She explained to protestors who would listen that she is not transphobic.
. on protests at her Wellesley lecture last week, how social media caricatures replace fair engagement, and how activists might do better
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I've learned a lot from reading Alice Dreger. (Run, don't walk, to get *Galileo's Middle Finger*.) This story is really sad, except that she relates it with such even temper and good humor. I wish I thought I'd do as well under similar pressure.