You may remember the author of a certain infamous “big-girl panties” LTE that briefly went viral on the Chronicle of Higher Ed‘s website last year. Just kidding, you don’t, because it was ridiculous and everyone forgot about it. In said letter to the editor, a full-time tenured something at somewhere (honestly, I forgot) criticized adjuncts for being whiners and bad at their jobs. She also used the aforementioned underwear phrase in reference to Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct in her eighties who dropped dead on her front lawn of a heart attack after being fired from her longtime employer. I didn’t think that was particularly nice, so I wrote a brief blog about it, entitled “Is This The Worst Fucking Person In the World?” I then said, no, actually, she’s not, and explained that ISIS was definitely worse (A COMPLIMENT!!!!!!!). This was like a year ago, by the way. Anyway, today I got this email, from Prof. Panties herself:
You may not like my opinion. I have academic freedom and can state my opinion. Where you have crossed the line into inappropriate is not respecting academic freedom and in creating a harassment and cyber bullying case.I will report this to your ISP, which legally will have to shut down this page.Let me remind you, Academic Freedom is the right to express a concern, idea, thought, opinion or concept. It is an opinion. What you have done is NOT express academic freedom. You have bullied someone. This is not okay.Shame on you. You have 24 hours to take it down or I start making a very big stink.And if you know anything about me or my credentials you can be assured that I’m earning another masters degree in IT Privacy Law. This is right up my ally for a defamation of character suit.
I hope it’s not too far up your ally, because that might hurt him or her.
Anyway, I’m nothing if not cooperative, so I duly redacted the entry, and I replaced it with something better.
UPDATE: I keep getting email from this individual, progressively more irate. Today she promised to report me to state, local and federal law enforcement. For….???????
I guess I should have said she was worse than ISIS? Please advise.