Civics: UArts students protest professor Camille Paglia for comments on transgender people, sexual assault survivors

Anna Orso:

It was probably only a matter of time before the campus free speech debate landed in Camille Paglia’s lap. Again.

The University of the Arts professor and social critic, known for her critiques of modern feminism, last week had a lecture targeted by protesting students and alumni angry at comments she made in a YouTube video, posted in January about the #MeToo movement, that they contend perpetuates rape culture. They also were critical of comments that they call transphobic.

Now, a petition that’s garnered more than 800 signatures is demanding that the school remove her from the faculty and stop giving her a platform to speak.