Her name is Bridgette Dunlap, she is 31, and is Campus Commissar of “Human Rights” at Fordham A.K.A. FU, which pretty much sums up her feelings about anyone who wants to speak any disagreement to Leftism. A certain infamous blogger has already crossed paths with her
You may recall this week I wrote an item called “Why Does @BridgetteDunlap Want to Suppress the Truth About Abortion?” describing a misguided effort to intimidate those who had written about the abortion-related death of Jennifer McKenna Morbelli. I closed that post by wishing Bridgette “good luck with your career as a commissar in the Thought Police.” Little did I realize Dunlap had already established quite a name for herself in that regard.
Suppression of speech is a big deal for the Left, especially important because Leftist ideology crumbles in open debate. So, Statists like Dunlap step in and attempt to re-educate dissenters. Remember when FU dis-invited Ann Coulter to speak?
In November, College Republicans invited Ann Coulter to speak at Fordham University, where Dunlap is “Crowley Scholar in International Human Rights at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.” Apparently, this is the kind of sinecure that entitles the “scholar” to engage in radical mau-mauing wherever her fanatical obsessions are involved.
Crowley Scholar in International Human Rights at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice. What a long title, when all they really have to say is Communist. See that is so much better!
The College Republicans caved under pressure and disinvited Coulter— thus providing Fordham CRs valuable experience in the cherished Republican tactic of caving under pressure — but the campus radicals, no more satisfied than Hitler had been with the cession of the Sudetenland, decided to take it a step further: Demanding reparationsmerely for the school having entertained the possibility that Coulter might be permitted to speak at Fordham:
Note to Republican groups on college campuses. NEVER cave! It wins you nothing but extra grief!
Though the College Republicans withdrew the invitation to Ms. Coulter in light of the outcry from their peers, the problem remains that the University was willing to allocate over $10,000 to this event even while denying funding to other student and departmental initiatives featuring speakers or topics with which it disagrees. We appreciate your statement distancing the University from Ms. Coulter’s hateful rhetoric and defending free speech and academic freedom. . . .
Defending free speech? By not allowing someone you disagree with to speak? Of course that is NOT defending freedom of speech, but, Leftists like Dunlap hate them some free speech unless they approve of what that speech says.
We would like you to explain how the decision was made to allow the College Republicans to use student activity funds to pay for the Coulter event while denying the use of such funds for other purposes deemed not to be in keeping with the University’s mission. For example, we understand that student groups may not use their budgets for the productions of the Vagina Monologues mounted by Fordham undergraduates each year to raise funds to combat violence against women. Along these same lines, Fordham’s anti-abortion club receives funding while pro-choice advocacy is censored. Why are these forms of student expression and association denied support while the Coulter event was not? Is pro-choice advocacy or the Vagina Monologues more inconsistent with the University’s mission than Coulter’s hate speech you rightly decry? Are they less entitled to respect in the free exchange of ideas in the Academy? . . .
Well Fordham IS a Catholic school Ms. Dunlap so, maybe that might have something to do with it? Stacy McCain explains
Fordham is a Catholic university and somehow, in the twisted pretzel logic of Commissar Dunlap and Comrade Higgins, permitting student funds to be used for College Republicans to invite Coulter to campus — an invitation the mau-maus forced the CRs to withdraw – means that the Jesuits are obligated to fund Eve Ensler’s obscene farce in the name of “the free exchange of ideas.”
This is a concept that a friend of mine long ago dubbed “diversity through homogenization”: Radical egalitarianism requires that all institutions be equally diverse, so that traditionally all-male institutions must be forced to accept females, each university must have a certain quota of left-handed Latina lesbians, and so forth. This rigid insistence on universal conformity to the dogma of “diversity” is the mindset that led to the death of Kara Hultgreen and the ritual humiliation of Lawrence Summers at Harvard.
I would pose one more question to Dunlap. were you forced to attend a Catholic University? Or did you choose to? Of course you were not forced, not at all. You CHOSE Fordham. But, like many malcontents, you think you have a right to impose YOUR values on to everyone else. How very Totalitarian of you.
Much, much more at the link, including details on Dunlap’s threats to sue people reporting on the Jennifer Moribelli case.