It’s the kind of thing you’d expect more from the behavioral psychology labs, being your own case study in deviant family structures, but… let’s just get to it.
MIT professor who put crib in his office to support his grad student goes viral
By Ann W. Schmidt, 21 May 2021
A professor in Massachusetts has gone viral for helping his graduate student who has a baby.
Dr. Troy Littleton, a professor of neuroscience at MIT, posted a picture on Twitter of a crib he put up in his office earlier this month.
Along with the picture, Littleton wrote: “My favorite new equipment purchase for the lab – a travel crib to go in my office so my graduate student can bring her 9-month-old little girl to work when necessary and I get to play with her while her mom gets some done. Win-win!!”
But I thought MIT was full of smart people? If you’re not the Daddy then her kids are not your problem, whether or not you’re her thesis advisor. There are literal morons who understand that better than this high-level research biologist.
Since he posted it, the tweet has hundreds of responses, more than 117,300 likes and more than 9,500 retweets.
“This is what equity and support of women looks like, for those who need concrete examples!” one person commented. “And done with excitement even!!”
Someone else wrote: “Thanks for doing your part to [normalize] motherhood in academic pursuits.”
Two days after his first post, Littleton addressed some of the attention he received in a follow-up tweet.
“Well that little tweet blew up?!?” he wrote on Mother’s Day. “However, I wish people were able to spot the real hero here. It’s the graduate student mom, not me. She’s amazing to do all she has to with her daughter and still keep up her thesis project research. Happy Mother’s Day to all – they deserve it!”
Littleton — who runs a research lab at MIT — told ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) that he bought the crib for his graduate student, Karen…
…Karen Cunningham and her young daughter Katie because the lab wasn’t able to throw Cunningham a baby shower during the pandemic.
‘Murica: the bastard child of too much smart and not enough wise.
“This was sort of the lab gift for Karen, 10 months later,” Littleton told GMA. “It’s always a challenge [being a parent while in graduate school] so anything you can do in a lab to facilitate and help out, we try.”
“Anything you can do in a lab to stop Barbie from being punished with a baby”?
He went on to say that when he tweeted the picture of the crib, he had no idea it would go viral and “create this large discussion about the challenges mothers face in the workplace,” Littleton said.
“But I’m glad it had that effect because we need to be solving these issues, both in academia and on a broader level as well,” he added. “It’s highlighted that this is a really important issue for our community.”
Cunningham told GMA that Katie will start daycare in the fall, but until then, Cunningham’s husband will be staying home with Katie. However, the crib in Littleton’s office is a helpful backup.
Yes, this IS an important issue for the academic community. And society in general. This clueless Professor Cuck is teaching all the women of MIT that they can spawn as many babies as they want and their entire world will bend over backwards to absolve them of the inevitable consequences of doing so.
Female envy of men pushes them to deny their own biological urges in order to become false men.
Male “little-head thinking” encourages them to go along with her incredibly stupid and cruel behavior.
The result is inverted sex roles, female rebellion against all standards and opportunistic evildoers taking advantage of the precedents that such behavior sets.
“There’s the solid, focused six to eight hours of work that you wouldn’t want to bring a baby in for, but then there’s the lab errands that you do here and there and that’s when it’s really useful,” Cunningham told GMA. “I can put Katie down and just go do something quick and I can see her and talk to her and she can nap in there. It’s great.”
It’s child abuse.