Donna Hughes doesn’t like some censorship. She doesn’t like it when she is told not to do or say some things, even if those things are not based in science or fact. ( As Senator Levesque says, Donna M. Hughes has a “slender relationship with truth” and “Professor Hughes has clearly left behind any concept of the academic pursuit of knowledge and is in the employ of propaganda and advocacy.”)
In 2004 the ACLU defended Hughes when the University of Rhode Island made Hughes remove her writings from her website. These writings were libelous, and prompted a lawsuit for defamation, yet in the vein of free speech and against censorship, the writings were put back up on the website.
One would think that someone who was attacked for their free speech would be less likely to try and censor others. Well that is not the case here.
Hughes has now began a new attack on Megan Andelloux. You might remember Hughes’ first attack on Ms. Andelloux for testifying at the Senate hearing. That attack Ms. Andelloux responded to quite well with her own letter to the editor. Now Hughes has stepped up her attack, sending letters to Pawtucket City Hall because Megan is planning to open a Center for Sexual Health and Pleasure in Pawtucket.
Just a few things to remember about this.
1. Donna Hughes does not live in Pawtucket. Remember Hughes said that the 50 College professors that were advising the General Assembly against passing the prostitution law should not be taken into account because they are not in state. Hughes should not be taken into consideration because she is not in the city. (FYI I am a Pawtucket resident)
2. Donna Hughes complained about Freedom of speech and the free flow of ideas when her writings were taken down from the URI website, now she wants a certified instructor not to be able to open an office that will house a library and workshops? That seems a little one sided to me.
3. Hughes claims that her main focus is Human Trafficking. Does any one with one functioning brain cell actually believe that a Center for Sexual Health and Pleasure will be trafficking human beings for sex? This blatant action of aggression shows that Hughes has left the human trafficking realm and gone straight to the hatred of all sex-forced or not.
4. I still find it amazing that Hughes gets to call herself a feminist when she attacks all these WOMEN!!! Not to mention that this particular woman is a graduate of University of Rhode Island, the school where Donna Hughes teaches. I wonder how many women graduates of this University are sending the school money to pay for this professor to attack women?