Public university looking for a practitioner of feminist activism’ professor

Portland State University is seeking a professor to teach “reproductive justice” classes, but claims that the instructor provides no support for abortion.


A vacancy on the Portland State University is raising some eyebrows among the pro-lifers.

The public research university is looking to hire a professor to give lessons on “reproductive justice” and “social justice” activism,” but the school says the instructor is not required for the support of abortion, Campus Reform reported.

“We know that sentences such as ‘abortion’ are not so popular, so pro-choice groups often call with their work, reproductive justice, or say it’s about the reproductive health of the mask of the true intent,” Students for Life spokesperson Matt Lamb told the campus watchdog organization.

But the Department Chair, Windston Grady-Willis, told Fox News that “the job, this does not mean that the applicants should have viewpoints of any kind.”

He added that none of the positions in the department require that the applicant hold certain positions as a condition for hiring.” Something he said that would violate the academic freedom.

“There is no mention of abortion in the posting. Therefore, says reproductive justice, the right to abortion, ” university spokesman Christopher Broderick said.

But PSU’s “Reproductive Justice Action Team” has a Facebook page filled with listings of abortion, in partnership with abortion giant Planned Parenthood and call on PSU Pro Life, for the distribution of materials that ” offensive and ill-informed.”

In another post promoting a counter-demonstration to a pro-life event, the group says that they are “in support of reproductive justice for iedereen…de right to abort an unwanted fetus.”

The Portland State professor will be teaching ‘ Women of Color Feminist Theories,” “Women, Activism And Social Change” and “Global Reproductive Justice” in the autumn of 2019.

The university is looking for a candidate “whose pedagogy is rooted in multi-disciplinary feminist praxis and epistemology that challenge settler colonialism and white supremacy” and “experience in teaching students of diverse backgrounds, including first generation students, low-income, students of color, students with disabilities, gay, trans and gender non-conforming students.”

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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