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    EXCLUSIVE: Pro-life teen defiant after alleged attack by feminist professor
    By Joshua Rhett MillerPublished March 13, 2014FoxNews.com

    Mireille Miller-Young, right, an associate professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is accused of attacking 16-year-old Thrin Short, not pictured, during a March 4 anti-abortion protest on campus.

    Miller-Young, right, declined comment when reached by FoxNews.com, referring inquiries to her attorney, Catherine Swysen, who did not return a message seeking comment Wednesday.

    Miller-Young, seen here in a photograph on her faculty website, pushed Short at least three times, the teen alleges, as she tried to block the elevator the educator was on with her sign.

    A teenage pro-life demonstrator who claims she was assaulted by a feminist studies professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara during a campus event this month told FoxNews.com she is more determined than ever to protest against abortion.

    Thrin Short, 16, and her sister Joan, 21, had handed out nearly 1,000 informational pamphlets during a March 4 outreach event organized by the Riverside-based nonprofit Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust before things took an unexpected turn. Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young approached the demonstrators and a group of students who had gathered and she became incensed, according to Thrin Short, eventually snatching a sign the girl was holding and walking off with it.

    “Before she grabbed the sign, she was mocking me and talking over me in front of the students, saying that she was twice as old as me and had three degrees, so they should listen to her and not me,” Thrin Short wrote in an email to FoxNews.com. “Then she started the chant with the students about ‘tear down the sign.’ When that died out, she grabbed the sign.”

    "It would be cowardly to back off just because of what this one person did."
    - Thrin Short

    With the graphic anti-abortion sign in hand, Miller-Young, whose faculty web page says she specializes in black cultural studies and pornography, then allegedly walked through two campus buildings as Short, her sister and two UCSB students followed closely behind. Short captured much of the incident, which she charged was a "deliberate" provocation by Miller-Young, on a cellphone video later posted to YouTube while her sister called campus police. Miller-Young pushed Short at least three times, the student alleges, as she tried to stop an elevator door from closing as the educator stood inside with her sign, Short said.

    “I explained how I had been trying to keep the elevator door open with my foot, because I thought the police would be there any second, and that’s when she pushed and grabbed me,” Short’s email continued. “She then got off the elevator and tried to pull me away from the elevator doors so the others could get away with the sign.”

    Short said she suffered minor injuries during the melee — scratches on both wrists — and said campus police are now reviewing the video.

    Miller-Young declined to comment when reached by FoxNews.com, referring inquiries to her attorney, Catherine Swysen, who did not return a message seeking comment Wednesday.

    Several messages seeking comment from UCSB police spokesman Sgt. Rob Romero were also not returned, but school officials acknowledged the incident in a statement.

    “The university is aware of the incident and it is being reviewed by the appropriate offices,” spokesman George Foulsham wrote to FoxNews.com. “It is university policy not to discuss personnel matters.”

    Kristina Garza, director of campus outreach for the nonprofit pro-life group, said Miller-Young initially tried to lead a small group of students to protest the anti-abortion advocates before simply grabbing Short’s sign herself.

    “We recognize the irony of the incident,” Garza told FoxNews.com. “The professor is a feminist studies professor and her specialty is pornography, and she did commit an act of violence against another woman. So, the irony there to us is rather great.”

    The event took place on the public university's so-called “free speech zone,” Garza said, adding that she was shocked by the level of anger shown by Miller-Young.

    “This is one of the most extreme cases of lashing out in anger I’ve ever seen,” she said. “We’ve never seen a professor act so violently toward one of our missionaries or trainees.”

    Thrin Short, who wants to see Miller-Young prosecuted for the alleged assault, said she won’t let it keep her from future pro-life events, particularly on college campuses.

    “If she isn’t prosecuted, wouldn’t anyone else think they could do the same thing and get away with it? The assault on me was part of the whole package of her deciding that she was above the law and could do whatever she liked to us,” Short’s email continued. “ … Fortunately, in our country, we can speak out against abortion and other evils, and the law protects us. It would be cowardly to back off just because of what this one person did.”
    The irony is indeed thick.

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  • #2
    Scratches the idiot allegedly left on her arm:

    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
    -John Locke

    "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
    -Newman

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    • #3
      The video:

      On March 4, 2014, UC Santa Barbara professor of Feminist Studies, Mireille Miller-Young, attacked Thrin Short, a young pro-life activist who was trained by S...


      She calls the girl a "terrorist."


      Classy broad.
      "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
      -John Locke

      "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
      -Newman

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      • #4
        Why are leftists so against free speech?
        "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
        -John Locke

        "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
        -Newman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scott View Post
          Why are leftists so against free speech?
          Because they fear the marketplace of ideas. Scratch a progressive, find a fascist.
          "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by scott View Post
            The video:

            On March 4, 2014, UC Santa Barbara professor of Feminist Studies, Mireille Miller-Young, attacked Thrin Short, a young pro-life activist who was trained by S...


            She calls the girl a "terrorist."


            Classy broad.
            Originally posted by scott View Post
            Why are leftists so against free speech?

            Okay, it was wrong for the professor to steal the sign and to attack her later on, but I'm thinking a number of things as I watch this video.

            First of all, her sign is classless. I've actually been around pro-life activists who say straight out not to associate with the man at the clinic holding up signs that show dead fetuses. People who go far enough to show dead fetuses all over the place often have the mentality to do something worse, which is probably why the professor called her a terrorist. As soon as I finish this post, I actually plan on looking up this girl to see which pro-life group she's a part of. It is possible she's just a 16 year old full of passion and doesn't have a lot of common sense. A lot of teens have no common sense. They see their world and nothing else.

            I'm also thinking that while theft and assault is a crime, that girl went too far by following her around. She should have went to campus police or called the real police. Whenever I hear of somebody following another person around, I often think of them as a creeper. This isn't the first situation I've made comments like that on. Also, if she went into academic buildings and she wasn't a student, she might have been breaking the law. The buildings at my old college say only students can come in.

            Next, did she have a permit to do what she was doing? When the anti-war group I was a part of set up events (ex. a die in), they had to get permission. They couldn't just go all over the place with what they were doing.

            Obviously, the professor is a zealot and she should be held responsible for her actions. That girl is no innocent.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
              Because they fear the marketplace of ideas. Scratch a progressive, find a fascist.
              How dare you call me a Progressive. I resent that.
              The year's at the spring
              And day's at the morn;
              Morning's at seven;
              The hill-side's dew-pearled;
              The lark's on the wing;
              The snail's on the thorn:
              God's in his heaven—
              All's right with the world!

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              • #8
                Okay, it looks like they did use the "free speech zone." The sisters came from a group called Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. It's dedicated to making it look like abortion is the new holocaust by using photos. I have not met a Jew yet who hasn't found this concept offensive. That's because they're comparing women who may or may not know that they're killing people to Hitler and his thugs gathering up a SPECIFIC group of people to exterminate.

                What that professor did was zealous and wrong. She deserves to suffer the legal consequences.

                However, everything in my gut and my past and present experience tells me these "survivor" people are trouble. And Scott, I'm telling you as a former activist that following that woman was probably meant to try to encourage an assault. I don't think even you know how twisted some activists can get.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lanie View Post
                  Okay, it was wrong for the professor to steal the sign and to attack her later on, but I'm thinking a number of things as I watch this video.

                  First of all, her sign is classless. I've actually been around pro-life activists who say straight out not to associate with the man at the clinic holding up signs that show dead fetuses. People who go far enough to show dead fetuses all over the place often have the mentality to do something worse, which is probably why the professor called her a terrorist. As soon as I finish this post, I actually plan on looking up this girl to see which pro-life group she's a part of. It is possible she's just a 16 year old full of passion and doesn't have a lot of common sense. A lot of teens have no common sense. They see their world and nothing else.

                  I'm also thinking that while theft and assault is a crime, that girl went too far by following her around. She should have went to campus police or called the real police. Whenever I hear of somebody following another person around, I often think of them as a creeper. This isn't the first situation I've made comments like that on. Also, if she went into academic buildings and she wasn't a student, she might have been breaking the law. The buildings at my old college say only students can come in.

                  Next, did she have a permit to do what she was doing? When the anti-war group I was a part of set up events (ex. a die in), they had to get permission. They couldn't just go all over the place with what they were doing.

                  Obviously, the professor is a zealot and she should be held responsible for her actions. That girl is no innocent.
                  Really? Any actual data on that, or are you just surmising that?
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                  • #10
                    "People who go far enough to show dead fetuses all over the place often have the mentality to do something worse, which is probably why the professor called her a terrorist."

                    That is the worst piece of shit apologist justification I've ever heard.
                    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                    -John Locke

                    "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                    -Newman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                      Really? Any actual data on that, or are you just surmising that?
                      When I have time (and I really don't have it now), I will find you the names of the most zealous activists and how you the dots to connect between them and extremism. Whether they're left or whether they're right, the most extreme activists will use pictures (that may or may not be accurate) to get their point across and to encourage an emotional response bad enough to want something more extreme. These people often do things in public to encourage a negative reaction (such as an assault) and then claim to be the victim to make their cause look good. I've seen that with my own two eyes on the left and this video looks very similar. They're two sides of the same coin.

                      But if you want some immediate evidence, go to "Christian" Gallery.



                      It's full of pictures of dead fetuses. It also endorses Neal Horsely and the Nuremberg files.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lanie View Post
                        Okay, it was wrong for the professor to steal the sign and to attack her later on, but I'm thinking a number of things as I watch this video.

                        First of all, her sign is classless. I've actually been around pro-life activists who say straight out not to associate with the man at the clinic holding up signs that show dead fetuses. People who go far enough to show dead fetuses all over the place often have the mentality to do something worse, which is probably why the professor called her a terrorist. As soon as I finish this post, I actually plan on looking up this girl to see which pro-life group she's a part of. It is possible she's just a 16 year old full of passion and doesn't have a lot of common sense. A lot of teens have no common sense. They see their world and nothing else.

                        I'm also thinking that while theft and assault is a crime, that girl went too far by following her around. She should have went to campus police or called the real police. Whenever I hear of somebody following another person around, I often think of them as a creeper. This isn't the first situation I've made comments like that on. Also, if she went into academic buildings and she wasn't a student, she might have been breaking the law. The buildings at my old college say only students can come in.

                        Next, did she have a permit to do what she was doing? When the anti-war group I was a part of set up events (ex. a die in), they had to get permission. They couldn't just go all over the place with what they were doing.

                        Obviously, the professor is a zealot and she should be held responsible for her actions. That girl is no innocent.
                        Watch the video again. They were on the phone with the police while following the people so they could get their sign back.
                        "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                        -John Locke

                        "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                        -Newman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by scott View Post
                          "People who go far enough to show dead fetuses all over the place often have the mentality to do something worse, which is probably why the professor called her a terrorist."

                          That is the worst piece of shit apologist justification I've ever heard.
                          I think you all are too emotional to analyze this objectively.

                          I do think the woman should be held legally responsible for stealing and for assault. The professor being guilty doesn't make the activist innocent. Scott, you need to ask yourself if she's such a victim, then why did she follow the professor? Why not call campus police or the real police? Something is wrong there and even you know that.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lanie View Post
                            When I have time (and I really don't have it now), I will find you the names of the most zealous activists and how you the dots to connect between them and extremism. Whether they're left or whether they're right, the most extreme activists will use pictures (that may or may not be accurate) to get their point across and to encourage an emotional response bad enough to want something more extreme. These people often do things in public to encourage a negative reaction (such as an assault) and then claim to be the victim to make their cause look good. I've seen that with my own two eyes on the left and this video looks very similar. They're two sides of the same coin.

                            But if you want some immediate evidence, go to "Christian" Gallery.



                            It's full of pictures of dead fetuses. It also endorses Neal Horsely and the Nuremberg files.
                            So you have no data on the tendencies of those who use graphic imagery and violence. You just made that up to defend this Professor.


                            Lovely
                            "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                            -John Locke

                            "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                            -Newman

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by scott View Post
                              Watch the video again. They were on the phone with the police while following the people so they could get their sign back.
                              And it was *that* important to get the sign back that they had to follow her? Okay, they phoned the police. That's a good thing.

                              When I was an activist, our signs and posters were destroyed and thrown away all the time. We obviously wanted the information out there.

                              I personally think some of this was a set-up. That's what extreme activists do. They set bad situations up, provoke the other zealots, and then have people like you screaming out that their freedom of speech is violated. It's actually very clever.

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