At the University of Iowa, a professor who studies same-sex relationships is in some trouble after firing off a hasty message containing the naughty four-letter F word in response to a mass email from a Republican group on her campus.
Ellen Lewin, a professor of anthropology and gender, women's & sexuality studies, hit the all-caps button and wrote "F#$% YOU, REPUBLICANS" in response to a campus GOP group's announcement of "Conservative Coming Out" week.
Problem: The professor's vulgar response came from her official University of Iowa. Her missive and the predictable responses to it all found a home on the Iowa Republican, a GOP news website, according to this story in the local newspaper, the Press-Citizen.
Lewin later apologized, sort of. She acknowledged her inappropriate language but took the college Republicans group to task for the term "conservative coming out" day, which she said essentially hijacked terminology used by the gay and lesbian movement.