A Minnesota professor suggested in a series of tweets that the Virgin Mary did not consent to the conception of Jesus Christ and suggested that God may have acted in a “predatory” manner.
Minnesota State University, Mankato psychology professor and sex therapist Dr. Eric Sprankle critiqued the story of the Virgin Mary in a tweet Monday, suggesting that the Virgin Mary did not consent to being impregnated by God.
“The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays,” Sprankle said.
Another Twitter user called the professor’s claim into question, noting that the Bible states that the Virgin Mary did, indeed, agree to God’s plan for her.
“The biblical god regularly punished disobedience,” Sprankle rebutted. “The power difference (deity vs mortal) and the potential for violence for saying ‘no’ negates her ‘yes.’ To put someone in this position is an unethical abuse of power at best and grossly predatory at worst.”
Consider her tweets
Actually, no, it will not, in any way
Oh good grief, sounds like Rubin is drunk tweeting
How would you “prove” someone was drunk 36 years ago? I mean we can prove Rubin is obsessed right now. We can prove whatever money she spent in journalism school was wasted………
Why does Rubin hate old people? And men? And White people? Why is she launching a misogynist smear campaign against this female prosecutor?
Then, there is this bit of idiocy. Rubin blasts Kavanaugh for denying accusations against him? What would this knuckle-dragger prefer Kavanaugh do? Confess even if innocent?
President Trump’s modus operandi in cases in which he or others are accused of sexual assault or harassment is “deny, deny, deny,” Bob Woodward reported in his new book “Fear.” As a dutiful and increasingly political appointee following Trump’s advice, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has taken this to an extreme.
So, denying something that is untrue is wrong now?
He denies knowing research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford as a teenager or repeatedly drinking to excess. (Just a few beers, declared the Georgetown Prep alumni whose yearbook was filled with drinking references.) Since age 14 (!) he has fought for women, says the man who listed himself in his high school yearbook as a “Renate Alumnius” (along with a dozen other boys), which appears to be an innuendo suggesting that he had sex with this girl. (His excuse that he identified himself as a “Renate Alumni” because they once went on a date and kissed — she denies the kiss — is undercut by all the other boys who used the same obnoxious reference.) The fighter for feminism since he was a teen nevertheless joined a Yale fraternity infamous for its misogynistic chant. His self-image doesn’t match other available evidence.
In other words Kavanaugh might have done what many, many teenage boys do? Interesting
None of the actions themselves would be grounds for disqualifying Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. A simple acknowledgement –“I’m embarrassed what a jerk I was in my teens” — would have gone such a long way in reaffirming his credibility and decency. That was not the road he chose. The danger here is that readily available evidence contradicting these remarkable assertions will undermine his credibility and disqualify him for the Supreme Court.
Well, most teens, male and female are jerks, teens are famous for being jerks. And most of us outgrow that, Rubin may even outgrow it one day too, who knows.
We’ve already seen a pattern of, shall we say, excessive denial in his testimony under oath.
Please go read the rest. Rubin is unhinged, and her scribblings might be funny if they were not so moronic.
The Left is evil, yes, it is true, and some on the left are just crazy!
Washington State University is currently offering a class on how Western science is impacted by “socially constructed” categories such as gender, sexuality, and nationality.
“Women’s Studies 220: Gender, Culture, and Science,” is a sophomore-level class taught this semester by Jenifer Barclay, an assistant professor in the school’s Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies.
In a copy of the syllabus obtained by Campus Reform, Barclay frames Western science as “socially constructed,” asking “How objective is objectivity? Who determines ‘the facts’ and what social, cultural, economic, and political forces influence those who do?”
The syllabus then goes on to inquire, “Are fields like science, technology, engineering and medicine always completely objective and free of any kind of bias?”
To answer that question, Barclay pledges to map the “rise of Western science and the ways that ideas about gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nationality shape(d) the production of knowledge…and many other seemingly ‘objective’ topics.”
Though the class has three seemingly separate learning objectives, all three of the goals ultimately circle back to how scientific knowledge is “constructed” or “produced.”
For example, one learning goal explains that by learning about the “construction of scientific knowledge, [this class] encourages students to think critically about the importance of contextualization and the meaning of ‘objectivity.’”
Students will also learn “how gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality [have] influenced the production of scientific knowledge in different historical eras and what the concrete consequences of this trajectory are,” the syllabus adds.