Art Prof Claims ‘Militant’ LGBT Students Forced Him to Quit
“consequently expecting grossly compromised career progression”
The situation which led to the conflict between this professor and students is downright bizarre.
The Daily Caller reports:
Professor Says He Was Hounded To Quit By ‘Militant’ LGBT Students
Art professor Michael Bonesteel says he is the victim of a “small cadre of militant LGBT students with an authoritarian agenda” who “unfairly vilified and demonized” him.
Bonesteel, who taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, says he faced accusations of “racism,” “homophobia,” and was consequently expecting grossly compromised career progression.
As The College Fix reports, the school, where Bonesteel taught for 15 years, is offering no support but insisting the case has nothing to do with any loss of academic freedom for a professor who is the noted author of the “first definitive book” on artist Henry Darger.
Bonesteel spoke to the Chicago Reader and Raw Vision about his experiences with politically-motivated students that the teacher says resulted in disciplinary action from the school.
In December 2016, Bonesteel was lecturing on the work of Henry Darger when he displayed a particular painting showing young females with male sex organs. Bonesteel suggested that the disturbing scene might indicate that Darger was a victim of sexual abuse as a boy. This theory apparently outraged a transgender student in his class, who issued a formal complaint.
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