Some students and professors, part
of a campus Women's Group,
felt that Ms Nussbaum's behavior both before and after the crime
was prosecuted was moot, and deplored the "cheap sensationalism"
they felt would result from her talk. They felt that their
protest was not an attack on freedom of speech, but a criticism
of the choice of speaker. The group responded as it did partly
because a significant number of the College's female students are
themselves mothers, and should have a "better role model." They
had planned a silent vigil if she did appear.