Librarian at $60,000-A-Year NYC Private School Outrages Parents With Tweet Saying ‘Burn Straight White Male Librarianship to the Ground’
Alex Oliveira, Daily Mail, August 24, 2022
Parents at a ritzy Manhattan private school are outraged by its ultra-woke librarian’s declaration that gender doesn’t exist – as well as a blood-curdling call for violence against her straight white male colleagues.
Ingrid Conley-Abrams, 43 – librarian at the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School – landed in hot water in August after parents came across a 2015 of hers saying ‘Burn White Straight Male Librarianship to the Ground.’
The tweet was officially flagged as hate speech by Twitter and left Conley-Abrams’ account suspended for a period this month, according to The New York Post, but parents at the $59,000-per-year school said it was only one incident in years of eyebrow-raising behavior from the librarian.
‘If a student posted that they want to burn down or shoot up a library they would be expelled,’ one mother told The Post, ‘In addition she’s claiming that gender is fake and she [tweeted] that she wants to keep students from matriculating in the Ivy League. Are parents aware this is what they are paying almost $60,000 a year for?’
That mother was referring to a 2020 tweet in which the librarian wrote ‘Sadly, the students at my school only go on to Ivy League colleges so I’ve truly failed them with my queer, free-wheeling godless radical hotbed of a library. :(‘
Conley-Abrams’ social media is rife with woke gender philosophies – including the phrase ‘Gender is fake’ in her Twitter bio, and tweets about being non-binary saying ‘I am not a woman.’
She also sports the trademark brightly-dyed hair, horn-rimmed glasses and septum piercing seen on many modern social justice warriors.
Parents also said their children have talked about how the librarian was ‘forever pushing’ books about gender identity, including Ibraham Kendi’s Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Anti-Racism and You.
Conley-Abrams is known to visit in classrooms to teach, according to The Post, and even appeared on a 2020 panel titled Talking to Children about Anatomy, Gender, Sexuality, Puberty and Pregnancy geared at discussing the topics with pre-k through first graders.
‘Ingrid was introduced as a ‘gender expert’ on the panel, which was weird enough to begin with but is typical of what’s going down at New York City private schools,’ one mother said, ‘Why is a librarian also a ‘gender expert’? And why is there a panel about talking about gender and sex and pregnancy to four and five-year-olds?’
A Columbia mother told The Post the experience with Conley-Abrams was becoming emblematic of the situation in New York City schools, and parents who disapprove feel powerless to speak up.
‘It is really difficult for parents. They don’t want any of this. They want a school aligned with their family values.’
‘But if you speak up about this publicly your kid is likely to get kicked out of school and you and your husband could lose your job. It’s not fair.’
The controversy surrounding Conley-Abrams is not the only woke-fiasco Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School has gotten into in recent years.
In May 2021 parents complained about a workshop at the school titled ‘Pornography Literacy: An intersectional focus on mainstream porn,’ which consisted of an explicit slide-show presentation shown to 120 students.
The presentation talked about how porn satisfies ‘three big male vulnerabilities,’ showed statistics about the ‘orgasm gap’ showing how straight women have fewer orgasms than lesbian women, and showed half-nude women in bondage gear to explore the difference between porn and art.
According to The Post, the lecture included a list of the 2019 most-searched porn terms such as ‘anal,’ ‘stepmom,’ and ‘gangbang.’