When a liberal female professor was found responsible of sexually harassing a formermale student, a group of academics and feminists, who had been staunch supporters of the #MeToo movement, jumped to her defense.
A Title IX investigation found 66-year-old Avital Ronell, a professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York University, responsible for physically and verbally sexually harassing her former graduate student, Nimrod Reitman. Professor Ronell was subsequently suspended from the university for the coming academic year.
A group of her colleagues, including many influential feminist scholars, responded almost immediately by penning a letter to NYU in Ronell's defense. The letter focused on the professor's “grace" and "keen wit” as well as her “international standing and reputation.”
"Who is the victim?" Glenn asked on Wednesday's episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.” "Of course, it's the professor. ... She apparently is the real victim, even though she allegedly sexually harassed a former student."
Glenn shared excerpts from the investigations report, including explicit emails from Ronell, who claims she is a lesbian, to Reitman. He noted that Ronell's supporters tried to discredit Reitman, who is now 34 and married to a man, by pointing out that he took two years to file his Title IX complaint. They also accused him of using "a feminist tool" to "take down a feminist."
"So, here we have somebody who is too important to the cause, sexually assaulting someone, a young gay man, and she gets a pass because, well, she's in the right club," Glenn said.
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