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Protesters disrupt speech by author at Lewis & Clark Law School
KGW.com ^ | 3/7/2018 | KGW Staff

Posted on 03/07/2018 10:18:00 AM PST by simpson96

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Video that is getting national attention shows protesters denouncing author and philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers during a speech Monday at Lewis & Clark Law School.

“I’ll say the majority of students, liberal and conservative, were shocked and disapproving of these antics but they were helpless,” said Sommers.

Sommers says about a dozen students refused to let her get through a speech on closing the feminist mind.

“I criticize feminism as a feminist,” said Sommers.

The invitation to speak came from students in the Federalist Society chapter at Lewis & Clark.

“We thought that her point of view would give an interesting perspective that isn’t heard a lot on campus,” said the Vice President of the Federalist Society David Sorensen.

Protesters were outraged Sommers was allowed to speak at all.

“I think first and foremost what’s on my mind is protesting giving a platform to someone who espouses essentially hate speech, male supremacy speech,” said Maya Rinta, Co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild Lewis & Clark Student Chapter.

For that reason, among others, demonstrators made it difficult for Sommers to make a point.

“I would say to our credit we tried to do the best we could in terms of not cancelling the speech,” said Professor of Law Tung Yin.

A school official did stop the event sooner than expected. Sommers was frustrated, but said it would not keep her from returning to the campus in the future.

“I think they may want to have some workshops on free expression and study the constitution of the U.S. more carefully,” Sommers said. “These are future lawyers.”

The school declined to give an official statement for this story.

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Maya Rinta, Class of 2019 and knows it all, at left.

1 posted on 03/07/2018 10:18:00 AM PST by simpson96
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To: simpson96
Correction:

“I think first and foremost what’s on my mind is protesting giving a platform to someone who espouses essentially hate speech, male supremacy speech disagrees with conventional feminist dogma.,” said Maya Rinta, Co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild Lewis & Clark Student Chapter.

2 posted on 03/07/2018 10:20:02 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill.)
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“I think they may want to have some workshops on free expression and study the constitution of the U.S. more carefully,” Sommers said. “These are future lawyers.”

A chilling observation.


3 posted on 03/07/2018 10:21:47 AM PST by simpson96
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To: simpson96

Modern women’s liberation means women, conform or shut up.


4 posted on 03/07/2018 10:23:17 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: simpson96
Maya Rinta, Class of 2019 and knows it all, at left.

Look like she ate it all.

5 posted on 03/07/2018 10:24:02 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: simpson96

Every liberal is a violent totalitarian thug.


6 posted on 03/07/2018 10:25:27 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: simpson96
National Lawyers Guild

This group is a front for the Communist party and has always been so.

7 posted on 03/07/2018 10:27:04 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: simpson96

Yoo VILL NOT Schpeak against The Reich!

Yoo VILL be SILENCED!!!

(dangerous times, boys and girls, and this will cause a lot
of mischief unless a way is found to stop this idiocy.
It’s headed for a Very Bad Place.)


8 posted on 03/07/2018 10:29:12 AM PST by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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“These are future lawyers.”

Looks like Shakespeare was right, ‘’The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’’.


9 posted on 03/07/2018 10:30:16 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: simpson96

So called Feminists supported Bill Clinton’s right to sexually hassass, the first grope is free.


10 posted on 03/07/2018 10:33:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Wear an orange pin to mourn the victims of the Tide Pods Challenge.)
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To: simpson96

Disrupt? Okay then. Redefined.


11 posted on 03/07/2018 10:37:29 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: stinkerpot65

Law of Political Physics:

Every crime a Democrat accuses you of there is an absolute, one hundred percent, metaphysical certainty that they are guilty of the exact crime.


12 posted on 03/07/2018 10:44:50 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (It doesn't matter who votes for whom, it only matters who counts the votes - Joe Stalin)
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To: simpson96

Where’s Triggly Puff?


13 posted on 03/07/2018 10:47:19 AM PST by Noumenon (It isn't racist if it's true, is it?)
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To: simpson96

Portlandia. It’s a documentary.


14 posted on 03/07/2018 10:50:24 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: simpson96

The Left has no place for the free exchange of ideas and the values of free expression. They have no place for any of the values that have made America a great nation. The Alinsky Method is their weapon to get their way by demonetization instead of by the merits of the argument. When their opposition will not be defeated by character assassination, they use intimidation, censorship and brute force. It is the tactics of the mob, from which the Alinsky Method was created, by ex-mob member, Saul Alinsky. Don’t forget, Alinsky was also a Communist sympathizer who wanted to invert every law and principle upon which this nation stands. So too these radical students.


15 posted on 03/07/2018 10:52:57 AM PST by jonrick46 (Trump continues to have all the right enemies.)
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To: simpson96

Everyone breaking laws and preventing basic freedom of expression on campuses needs to be expelled and prosecuted. Of course, with Leftards and assorted other weak-kneed academics in charge that will never happen.


16 posted on 03/07/2018 10:56:57 AM PST by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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To: simpson96

Who’s the cutey in the middle?


17 posted on 03/07/2018 11:00:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

OMG you must be joking.


18 posted on 03/07/2018 11:19:08 AM PST by ThreeYearLurker
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To: Fightin Whitey
Maya the son of a 🐝
19 posted on 03/07/2018 11:19:24 AM PST by Phil DiBasquette
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To: Enchante

This is where Sleepy comes in to set things right!


20 posted on 03/07/2018 11:20:51 AM PST by Phil DiBasquette
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