AMERICAN UNIVERSITY ANTHROPOLOGIST PAUSES TWICE,
ONCE TO EXTRACT A PAPER CLIP FROM CHILD’S MOUTH,
A 2nd TIME TO SHOO BABY FROM ELECTRICAL OUTLET
Accuses student newspaper of causing ‘hostile work environment’
BERATES REPORTER FOR ‘MANUFACTURED CONTROVERSY’
AND FOR ASKING ‘BIASED AND SOPHOMORIC’ QUESTIONS
By Alan Z. Forman
In the name of academic freedom and feminist’s rights an American University professor breastfed her year-old baby in full view of 40 anthropology students the first day of class for the fall semester, then intimidated a reporter and the editor of the campus newspaper to prevent them from publishing a news story about it.
Adrienne Pine, an assistant professor of anthropology in her fourth year of teaching at the Northwest Washington, D.C. university, further accused the student newspaper, The Eagle, of “threatening to create a hostile work environment” for her by reporting the incident, which she termed “a manufactured controversy.” ............