The professor has since been forced out of her position.
Wanting to use accurate and non-prejudicial language in addressing a controversial subject was apparently too much for that institution of learning.
I have to laugh: this is a complete non-issue, and yet these reprobates made it one.
Like yourself I am ambivalent about the term MAP. I see that it has its place and is more accurate when including non-pedophiles who admit their attraction to teenagers, but I still prefer "pedophile" or the English equivalent "child lover".
But what this episode reveals is the total insanity of both our culture and academia.
How insane would a culture have to be to object to the use of a term because it is more accurate and has less emotional baggage than another term?
How useless would a university have to be to force out a professor for suggesting the use of terminology that is more accurate and does not carry with it false connotations?
Because that is exactly how insane our culture is, and that is exactly how abject and useless academia is.
Sometimes I feel compassion for humanity, and start to think that maybe we should go a little easier on them, but then something like this happens and I think that maybe the world needs to burn to the ground. And then I begin to think that maybe I am beginning to lose even my ability to feel compassion for others, and that I am beginning to reflect the hatred and contempt that these people feel for us back at them. Stare too long into the abyss, and the abyss stares into you; be careful when you go to slay monsters that you do not become a monster yourself ... yet a part of me is beginning to be okay with that. We have given them so many opportunities and so many nudges - not even asking them to be good people but just to not be awful people - and they reject every overture with prejudice. I am reminded of Biblical language: “The LORD is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and fourth generations.” (Numbers 14:18)
Are we expected to be more loving and compassionate, more forgiving than God?
Sometimes I feel as if I am beginning to understand the mind of God, and the righteous fury that sometimes compels Him to terrible actions. Sometimes I begin to understand and accept the impulse to genocide, and consider that it might be a good thing. Is it just that such an inhuman people be permitted to live? Is it even possible that any of them can be salvaged? Those are the thoughts that come to my mind when I see this sort of irrationality and hatred directed against those whose only "crime" is love.