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摘要: ✸✸Demonstrators said Ms Valdivia was guilty ofa variety ofoffences: she was a “race traitor” who upheld white supremacist principles by failing to oppose the Humanities syllabus. She w ...

✸✸ Demonstrators said Ms Valdivia was guilty of a variety of offences: she was a “race traitor” who upheld white supremacist principles by failing to oppose the Humanities syllabus. She was “anti-black” because she appropriated black slang by wearing a T-shirt that said, “Poetry is Lit”. She was an “ableist” because she believes trigger warnings sometimes diminish sexual trauma. She was also called a “gaslighter” for making disadvantaged students doubt their own feelings of oppression. “I am intimidated by these students,” she later wrote in a blog post. “I am scared to teach courses on race, gender or sexuality or even texts that bring these issues up in any way…I’m at a loss as to how to begin to address it, especially since many of these students don’t believe in historicity or objective facts (they denounce the latter as being a tool of the white cisheteropatriarchy).”

1a variety of [ə vəˈraiəti ɔv]   [e vəˈraɪɪti ʌv]  adj.种种;多种的

The artist recorded interviews on a variety of topics and modelled an appropriate animal for each voice. 

这位艺术家把关于各种话题的访谈录了下来,并为每种声音塑造了一个贴切的动物模型。

2intimidated [ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪtɪd]  v.恐吓;威胁 adj.害怕的;受到威胁的

Women can come in here and not feel intimidated. 

女性来到这里不会感到害怕。

3bring up [briŋ ʌp]   [brɪŋ ʌp]  提出;养育;谈到;呕出

She brought up four children 

她养大了4个孩子。

4at a loss [æt ə lɔs]   [æt e lɔs]  亏本;不知所措;困惑;神思恍惚

I was at a loss for what to do next 

下一步该怎么做,我完全没谱。

 

✸✸ A few weeks later, the college invited Kimberly Peirce, the gender-fluid director of “Boys Don’t Cry”, which was widely praised as the first sympathetic portrayal of trans people in cinema. Protesters ripped down posters promoting the event and put up their own posters that said: “Fuck this cis white bitch” (“cis” being shorthand for cisgendered, or people who identify with their birth sex) and “Fuck your transphobia.” When Ms Peirce tried to speak, they shouted her downbecause they felt she had profited from violence against trans people and because she had cast Hillary Swank, a non-trans actor, as the lead. The dean of faculty, Nigel Nicholson, later wrote that students came to the session “asking questions designed to indict the speaker…It felt like a courtroom, not a college.”

1put up [put ʌp]   [pʊt ʌp]  vt.张贴;举起;建造;提高 vi.提供食宿;直接行动

Protesters have been putting up barricades across a number of major intersections 

抗议者们在许多主要的十字路口设置了路障。

2identify with [aiˈdentifai wie]   [aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ wɪe]  认为等同于;觉得与有联系;支持;同情(某人)

I could speak their language and identify with their problems because I had been theremyself. 

我会讲他们的语言,能体会他们的难处,因为我自己曾在那里呆过。

3shout down [ʃaut daun]   [ʃaʊt daʊn]  大声呼喊使不能继续讲下去

They shouted him down when he tried to explain why Zaire needed an interim government

当他试图解释为什么扎伊尔需要一个过渡政府时,他们大声叫嚷着把他的声音盖过去了。

4feel like [fi:l laik]   [fil laɪk]  摸起来像是,有的感觉;想要

Sometimes I feel like I'm living with a stranger. 

有时我觉得自己和一个陌生人生活在一起。

 

​ ​✸✸ Earlier in the year, demonstrators presented the administration with a sensible demand, to make more effort to attract and retain black students, and a lot of eccentric ones, including a beefed-up role for students in judging grievances against faculty, and collegewide racial sensitivity training. They also demanded a paid annual staff holiday honouring the day of their initial demonstration.​

 

​ ​ ✸✸  Many students have said privately that the campus has become a place where they are afraid to express dissenting opinions. Students who disagree with the protesters’ views, on social media, have been denounced as racists by activist leaders. A newly accepted international student was mocked when she asked her future classmates if there were any libertarian groups on campus. White students have complained that they have been told by other students that they are unjustified in speaking about race and identity in class. When one student voiced a dissenting opinion on social media, his classmate threatened to get him fired from his job at the college bookstore. “It’s an environment with limited representation of opinion, and it can be hostile tostudents who hold other views,” says Yuta Kato, a sophomore.

1disagree with [ˌdisəˈɡri: wie]   [ˌdɪsəˈɡri wɪe]  v.不同意,不一致,不适合

I disagree with the doctrine that the writer's life and intention have no bearing on his texts.

我不同意作者的生活和意图与他的文本没有联系的学说。

2be hostile to [bi: ˈhɔstail tu:]   [bi ˈhɑstəl tu]   敌视;怀有敌意;仇视;有敌意

Many people felt he would be hostile to the idea of foreign intervention 

很多人觉得他会反对外国干预的主意。

 

 


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