A Manhattan professor flipped out this week at students over a pro-life table at Hunter College. The professor, Shellyne Rodriguez, told the students this was ‘f***ing propaganda’ and proceeded to vandalize the table in a violent outburst before she left.
Here’s more from the New York Post:
A Manhattan college professor flipped out on a group of students who set up an information table opposing abortion inside the school building — cursing and tossing their pamphlets, video of the interaction shows.
Shellyne Rodriguez, an adjunct professor, told the pro-life students they were “triggering” her students by tabling inside Hunter College in Manhattan earlier this month.
“You’re not educating s–t. This is f–king propaganda,” the art professor told the students tabling on May 2. “What are you going to do like anti-trans next?”
A male student behind the table calmly told her, “I mean no, we’re talking about abortion” and said he was sorry about “triggering” her students.
Rodriguez claimed their demonstration was “violent” and yelled at the male student behind the table that he wasn’t sorry “because you can’t even have a f–king baby,” the video shows.
She then pushed the anti-abortion materials off the table toward the students while exclaiming “f–k this s–t” and walked off, according to the footage.
Hunter College, a public college that is part of the city’s CUNY program, confirmed that Rodriguez works at the school and said it is aware of the altercation in a statement to Fox News.
A spokesperson for the college told the outlet that Hunter was “taking this matter very seriously.”
“The provost has opened an investigation into the professor’s actions,” the rep said.
It’s unclear what preceded the interaction before the video begins.
The PSC Graduate Center, a labor union chapter representing CUNY professors and graduate assistants, said it stands by Rodriguez “against right-wing anti-abortion backlash” and added that her actions were justified.
Justified? How were her actions even remotely justified? It was a table set up to educate people about the reality of abortion. These students were just calmly manning the table and didn’t deserve any of the hate she leveled at them.
I hope this professor is fired for her hateful actions. She doesn’t deserve to teach students if she can’t accept opposing viewpoints of students.