Last week was awful. So that means this week will involve being stalked by Rose Leslie and/or Charlize Theron, discovering a hidden cache of Krugerrands in the trash-can outside my office, and someone discovering a cure for cancer.
Anyhow, there was a great story last week about a young woman who boycotted her high-school’s speaking invitation to a so-called abstinence “expert.” The young woman suggested this was basically school-sponsored slut-shaming, and her principal threatened to call the college she would be headed to in the fall and sabotaging her admission. Hilarity ensued:
“Well the school’s principal, George Aulenbacher, was none too pleased that Campbell exposed his decision allowing a puritanical crazy person from one of those sham pregnancy crisis centers onto campus for the sole purpose of stigmatizing sexually active young women. So in response Principal Cleveland Steamer followed the standard protocol for petulant assholes with Napoleon complexes and issued a slew of impotent threats against Campbell:
Aulenbacher threatened to call Wellesley College, where Campbell has been accepted to study in the fall, after she spoke to the press about her objections to the assembly. According to Campbell, her principal said, ‘How would you feel if I called your college and told them what bad character you have and what a backstabber you are?’ Campbell alleges that Aulenbacher continued to berate her in his office, eventually driving her to tears. ‘He threatened me and my future in order to put forth his own personal agenda and make teachers and students feel they cant speak up because of fear of retaliation.'”
Here was Wellesley College’s perfect response.
Principal Aulenbacher is hopefully aware that he isn’t doing West Virginia any favors re: publicity against certain stereotypes held by people who live outside of West Virginia.