Fire Rob Smith

Fire Rob Smith

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Fire Rob Smith started this petition to President Seth Bodnar and

Rob Smith is a professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Montana. He has posted several blogs and videos that include sexist, discriminatory, and predatory statements about his students and specifically young women. He repeatedly states in these blog posts that women are intellectually inferior to men and that his female students should be at home and pregnant, not at the university. Some posts also include homophobic and Islamophobic statements. Most worryingly, he claims multiple times that girls are most sexually attractive at age 16 and that it is a shame that society doesn't allow older men to marry 16-year-old girls. These ideas are not just contained to his blog, they have also spilled into his interactions with students and interns. His comments and behavior make it unacceptable for him to remain a university professor, where he requires young women to visit him alone during his office hours, and insinuates that he is attracted to teenagers.

We must call on those with power at the University of Montana to start an investigation into Rob Smith, as he is a tenured associate professor and can only be fired after an investigation. Please contact Provost Reed Humphrey at reed.humphrey@mso.umt.edu and President Seth Bodnar at seth.bodnar@mso.umt.edu to tell them to do everything they can to move an investigation forward.

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Read the Kaimin article about the issue at: http://www.montanakaimin.com/features/ethically-bankrupt-blog/article_e652a6b8-2892-11ec-bf62-3b2f56e19994.html

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