Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Professors really specialize in this stuff?

The University of Missouri professor who assaulted a student journalist has resigned her courtesy position at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Yay!  Let the peasants rejoice!

The more interesting question to me is why this woman has a faculty position to begin with?  Look, I am all for academic freedom but look at her areas of expertise and explain to me why this is a position that taxpayers should be subsidizing.
According to a university bio, Click serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication. "Her work in this area is guided by audience studies, theories of gender and sexuality, and media literacy," the bio states. "Current research projects involve 50 Shades of Grey readers, the impact of social media in fans’ relationship with Lady Gaga, masculinity and male fans, messages about class and food in reality television programming, and messages about work in children's television programs." 
Really, social medias impact with Lady Gaga's relationship with her fans.  I imagine the word vomit appears a lot in that monograph.  50 Shades of Grey readers?  I imagine that one contains a lot of descriptive words that boil down to lonely cat-person.  

I weep for the future.
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