Twitter has come under criticism for suspending and shadow-banning the accounts of pro-life conservatives, but the social media company finally did the right thing in suspending the account of a pro-abortion professor who wished for violence against white Republican men.
A professor at Georgetown University known for making incendiary comments against supporters of President Donald Trump said white Republican men deserve “miserable deaths” for supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown in the School of Foreign Service, tweeted Saturday, saying white Republican men should die and an added bonus would be if women “castrate their corpses and feed them to swine.”
Her tweet was in response to South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s comments in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He defended Kavanaugh against an “unethical sham” and slammed Democrats for not releasing sexual assault allegations against the judge for weeks after they first received them.
In the tweet Fair called Kavanaugh a “serial rapist,” although he has never been convicted or even accused of rape. The FBI is currently investigating the accusations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh and plans to have its investigation finished by Friday.
Look at thus chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement.
All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes. https://t.co/tT7Igu157y
— (((Christine Fair))) (@CChristineFair) September 29, 2018
Today, Twitter users hoping to respond to the tweet learned her account had been suspended:
TownHall writer Matt Vespa shared his thoughts on the suspension:
Some people can take political adversity, some people cannot. I mean, seriously cannot take the Trump era at all. The reactions are extreme. The antics are outrageous—and all of this is coming from the Left.
Of course, there was a strong reaction, which Fair responded that she was a victim of sexual abuse. That’s tragic, but in no way does that give you a license to trot out death threats to people with whom you have disagreements.
Is this free speech or is this a veiled death threat to members of Congress? We already had a left wing nut try and assassinate Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) last year. I give a lot of latitude on speech, even views that I strongly disagree with or find absolutely abhorrent. Apparently, Twitter decided that she crossed the line because her account has been suspended. She’ll probably be reinstated in the near future. Still, let the lesson sand: rage tweeting can get you into serious trouble…unless you work in a position and get put on the tenure track, right?
Georgetown University said Fair’s views are her own and “not the views of the University,” in a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“The views of faculty members expressed in their private capacities are their own and not the views of the University,” the university said. “Our policy does not prohibit speech based on the person presenting ideas or the content of those ideas, even when those ideas may be difficult, controversial or objectionable. While faculty members may exercise freedom of speech, we expect that their classrooms and interaction with students be free of bias and geared toward thoughtful, respectful dialogue.”
Fair has previously made offensive comments on social media, telling a Muslim Trump supporter “f— off” and “GO TO HELL.”