I am wondering what the rank and tenure committee at DePaul were smoking when they came up with this.
From the Cardinal Newman Society:
DePaul Professor Teaches Homosexual Politics, Defended Pedophile Incident
A professor at DePaul University in Chicago, who is currently teaching the course “Creating Change: Contemporary GLBT Politics” and helped pioneer DePaul’s Gender Studies and LGBTQ Studies programs, is something of a celebrity in pedophilia circles for her 1979 article downplaying the damaging effects of childhood homosexual activity with an adult.
Elizabeth “Beth” Kelly, PhD, professor of women’s and gender studies, has taught at DePaul since 1992. In 2010, then-Chicago Mayor Richard Daley named Kelly head of the city’s LGBT advisory council. That council has since been abolished by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“If someone had told me 30 years ago that in 2010 I would be tenured and promoted to a professor as a publicly professed lesbian at the country’s largest Catholic university, I would not have believed them,” Kelly told the student newspaper, The DePaulia, in 2010.
She was hired by DePaul despite writing a 1979 article that reported glowingly of her own sexual relationship with a great-aunt when she was just a child. The article, “On woman/girl love, or Lesbians do ‘do it,’” reportedly appeared in the Gay Community News on March 3,1979, but is not available online. It has been excerpted at length on numerous websites and in publications including the pro-pedophilia book, Paedophilia: The Radical Case, by author Tom O’Carroll. That book is available on the IPCE website, which describes itself as “a forum for people who are engaged in scholarly discussion about the understanding and emancipation of mutual relationships between children or adolescents and adults.”
A catholic university.
If you can stand it, read the rest there.
I looked at the page of the prof. Good grief.
- WGS 300 Feminist Theories
- WGS 332/432 Creating Change: Contemporary Lesbian and Gay Politics
- WGS 354 Contemporary Knitting: [Knitting! Who knew?] Gender Craft & Community Service
- WGS 395 Senior Seminar
- WGS 326/PSC 363 Women & Law
- LGQ 150 Intro. to LGBTQ Studies
- PSC 217 Women and U.S. Politics
- WGS 338/438 Sexual Justice: Lesbians, Gays, and the Law
- Queer Pioneers
- ISP 200 Sex and Power in U.S. Politics
AREAS OF INTEREST
- Feminist Theory
- LBGT Politics
- Critical Theory
- Women and Politics
- Queer Theory
- Global Gender Issues
- Democracy and Educaiton
- “Three Lives: Conversations on Solidarity and Difference”, with Frida Kerner Furman and Linda Williamson Nelson. Rowman and Littlefield, 2005
- “A House Made of Words: Class, Education, and Dissidence in Three Lives”, John Freeman-Moir and Alan Scott, eds. “Yesterday’s Dreams: International and Critical Perspectives on Education and Social Class”, University of Canterbury Press , 2002
- [Poor Goldilocks! Who knew?] “In Goldilocks’ Footsteps: Exploring the Discursive Construction of Gay Masculinity in Bear Magazines,” with Kate Kane, Eric Rofes and Sara Miles eds. “Opposite Sex: Lesbians and Gay Men Writing About Each Other’s Sexuality”, New York University Press, 1998
“Grounds for Criticism: Coffee, Passion, and the Politics of Feminist Discourse”, in Lois Lovelace Duke, “Women in Politics: Outsiders or Insiders?”, rev. ed., Prentice-Hall, 1995 and 3rd ed., Prentice-Hall, 1998
- “Education, Democracy, and Public Knowledge”, Westview Press, 1995 Recipient of Michael Harrington Award for Best Book published in 1995 from New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association.
What is completely absurd in this weird landscape we are wandering through, like victims of a Salvador Dali painting, is that the Vincentians who run DePaul can do whatever the hell they want at the largest catholic university in these USA, but if you – or some small religious order – want to have Holy Mass in the older, Extraordinary Form, you have to grovel and submit samples of DNA from the back of your neck.
My friend the Motley Monk offers his take HERE.