One Bad Thing
Amy Bishop, the biology professor who shot three of her colleagues to death during a faculty meeting in which she was denied tenure. It’s awful. Tragic. But I have to confess that, for me, this is a good thing masquerading not exactly as a bad thing, but perhaps a bad thing with a silver lining, because we finally have some gender and class parity on the “going postal” front. The woman is 42, a Harvard educated neurobiologist, a mother and a professor working at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
She wasn’t a man. She didn’t live at home with her mother. Far as I know she wasn’t convinced the federal government was out to get her (maybe just the tenure committee). Now I don’t know whether she heard voices in her head or not, but she basically sounds like an accomplished white woman. Not your average lone gunman stockpiling an arsenal in the attic. Point is, American psychos now come in all flavors.
We can hold our heads up with pride, for we truly are a melting pot. Or crazy quilt. Or melted crayons. You know what I mean.