Hugo's Halloween snark, inspired by too much chocolate:
Last Friday, Adams launched this diatribe against next month's Orgasm Awareness Festival at the Chapel Hill campus of UNC. He wrote:
Jessica Polka, an executive board member for the co-sponsor of the event, was recently quoted as saying that “We also have the goal of trying to work toward fighting the social stigma against female sexuality.” In other words, she wants college women to become whores without being ostracized. (Emphasis mine)
When feminist students on his own campus complained about the sentence I've highlighted, Adams responded with this letter on the Townhall site. Read it all,it won't take long.
I have to say, I'm inspired by Mike Adams. He's got a nationally syndicated column, despite the fact that he's got essentially only one note to play: tired rantings and ravings about the misdeeds of the so-called radical left on college campuses. His pieces aren't particularly well written; his tone is one of unremitting sarcasm of the sort that tends to be of particular appeal to clever -- but not brilliant -- boys in the later stages of adolescence. He has a particular interest in going after feminist organizations, and, essentially, calling women -- including students on his own campus -- who bravely claim the right to pleasure "whores."
I note that his website is entitled "Dr. Adams.org." Gosh, do you think I'd get more hits if I called my site "Dr.Schwyzer.org"? Lord, save us from colleagues so insecure about their professional credentials that they must use the title "doctor" on their bloody websites! I wonder if he's the dreadful sort of man who hangs his diplomas in his office where they can stare down aggressively at his students? I've got my doctorate, thanks. And no one ever calls me "Dr. Schwyzer" to my face twice. (I've explained my reasons here.) Call it reverse snobbery if you will, but I loathe titles, and I loathe colleagues who display diplomas on the wall. It' s the academic equivalent of "excessive celebration" after a touchdown in college football, and if I could, I'd throw a little yellow penalty flag at the offenders. My diplomas (high school, B.A., M.A., C.Phil, Ph.D) are at home, in a box somewhere. That's where they'll stay.
(The good doctor also has a paypal account, so that his loyal fans can send him money. Tell me, folks, should I ask for donations? Run ads on my blog? Trust me, the only donation any of you will ever be asked to make is to the Matilde Mission.)
Anyhow, I find his politics execrable. But perhaps I'm just jealous. After all, here's a tenured white male with short hair and glasses who is building a national name for himself by writing about topics far beyond his own field of expertise. Mike Adams? Excuse me, Dr. Adams, sir? You're my new role model.