Supporters of Mireille Miller-Young cite the "cultural legacy of slavery" and even the effects of pregnancy to explain why the feminist studies professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara would accost a teenager spreading a pro-life message on campus.
The pregnant 38-year-old who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of theft, vandalism and battery after stealing and destroying an anti-abortion poster and injuring a a16-year-old activist...
An associate professor whose course work, which includes pornography and sex work, has gained her the nickname the "porn professor," Ms. Miller-Young was set to appear for sentencing today (August 14) before Judge Brian Hill in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
In the video, posted online by Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, Thrin pleads with the associate professor to return the sign, at one point calling her a thief.
"I may be a thief," a smiling Ms. Miller-Young replies, "but you're a terrorist."
[A] letter of support...on UCSB letterhead, comes from Eileen Boris, a professor in the Department of Feminist Studies.
"If she appears smiling on camera," Prof. Boris continues, "she is 'wearing the mask,' that is, she is hiding her actual state through a strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery."
[Another letter from] history professor Paul Spikard, states that his colleague is the object of "an energetic smear campaign that seems to have little to do with her person or her actions, and a great deal to do with fomenting racial hatred and rallying right-wing political sentiment."