THE TOLERANT LEFT: Conservative Katie Pavlich Disallowed to Speak at UNC-CH, but Lesbian Anarchists Are Okay

Published on September 10, 2013

Late Friday morning of last week, I got interrupted by a call from Katie Pavlich. It’s not like I was working – I haven’t worked on a Friday morning since I got tenure back in 1998. It’s just that I was cleaning one of my favorite .44 magnums and didn’t want to be disturbed at that particular moment. Nonetheless, Katie was having some problems with the folks at UNC – Chapel Hill and she needed some help. So I put down my Smith and Wesson and gave her my best advice.

For those who haven’t yet heard, Katie was invited by the College Republicans to speak at UNC-CH. But the folks in student government said she was “non-intellectual” and had “no value” as a speaker. So they refused to fund her speech and gave it to some feminists and anarchists instead. (Please pardon any redundancy in that last sentence).

Although Katie contacted me for support, I had to be honest with her. I agree with the UNC-CH student government. Katie is a non-intellectual with no value as a speaker. Furthermore, the funding debacle at UNC-CH is entirely her fault. If Katie knew anything about the UNC system, she could have taken any number of measures to ensure full funding of her event. I shared a number of examples with Katie. Just in case you’re a conservative woman seeking an audience at UNC-CH, I’m sharing these tips with you, free of charge.

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