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Guess what! Mean people are sending mean e-mails to Mizzou prof Melissa “Muscle” Click!

January 14, 2016

My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Click’s pity party: Mean people are saying mean things to me!
 Ever since Melissa “I Need Some Muscle” Click tried to run the press off the University of Missouri campus in November, I’ve been predicting that the 44-year-old assistant professor of communications at Mizzou, far from being fired, would be a “shoo-in for tenure” with a “stellar academic future” at the activism-dominated campus.
And–looks as though I’m going to be right!

On Jan. 5, 115 Mizzou faculty members signed a letter saying, “We wish to state in no uncertain terms our support for Click as a member of the University of Missouri faculty who has earned her position through an outstanding record of teaching and research.” The letter called Click’s seizure of a student-journalist’s camera and her call for “muscle” to remove him forcibly from a protest “at most a regrettable mistake.”

And now, with the help of a sympathetic reporter from the Chronicle of Higher Education, we have the Melissa Click Pity Party.

Because it seems that after the “muscle” incident some mean people sent mean e-mails to Click. How horrible!

Here’s how Click herself characterized the contents of her in-box: “Oh yes, I am getting rape and death threats.”

Actually, as Chronicle reporter Steve Kolowich lays it out, not a single e-mailer got around to directly threatening to kill or rape Click. But they probably made her cry, which is the important thing.

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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