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0926, 10 Jan 22

ACLU Appoints New Executive Director

Long ago the ACLU transitioned from a somewhat equal defender of civil rights into another leftist activist group. In case you thought any different, allow me to disabuse you of your misconceptions. Meet the Wisconsin ACLU’s new Executive Director. 

Dr. Brennan earned her bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and her master’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She went on to earn her doctorate in gender studies at Indiana University, where she wrote a dissertation on the nexus between hate acts, nationalism, white supremacy, and American Islamophobia.


Before joining the ACLU, Dr. Brennan served as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Board Consultant for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Project, training and educating board members about disability, race, and class issues related to mobility justice. She also has expertise in the DEIJ space, with years of experience as a consultant and community advocate.


“Many of the issues I am devoted to reveal the way difference is weaponized and cast as problematic, rather than honoring difference, being accountable to justice, and supporting communities held at the margins,” Dr. Brennan said. “My commitment to this work is informed by scholarship and action, much of which was done by women of color, queer people of color, and other multiply marginalized leaders who speak truth to power.”

It is certainly the ACLU’s right to be a leftist activist group. But just remember that when the media turns to them as a purportedly “unbiased” arbiter on controversial issues.


0926, 10 January 2022


  1. dad29

    A “Doctorate” in “Gender Studies”?

    My, my. That engenders respect, right?

  2. Owen

    I see what you did there… lol

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    I suggest a name change for ACLU. American Marxist Oppression Union.

  4. Mar

    Im surprised they hired her, she’s not a person of color, well, maybe she in her mind. Kind of like Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren.

  5. Tuerqas

    C’mon Mar, she TRAINED the Justice Board of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Project. The ABCP!!! What more qualification do you need?

    Doctorate in Gender Studies…She does sex change operations?

  6. Mar

    Well, Tuerqas, look at her picture and you be the judge.

  7. Jason

    >She does sex change operations?

    You’re going to confuse Leroy, he thinks sex change is when the hooker feels so bad for you she gives you some money back.

  8. Tuerqas

    OMG Jason, I am at work right now. Busting out laughing is frowned upon in this establishment.

  9. Merlin

    An exhaustive, nationwide search netted them a word salad specialist with a doctorate in nonsense. They could have saved time and money by just handing the job to a local babbler like Lena Taylor.

  10. Jason

    >OMG Jason, I am at work right now. Busting out laughing is frowned upon in this establishment.

    It sounds like a wonderful place you work at Comrade!

  11. ThreeJanz

    An unusual pick considering she doesn’t have a law degree.

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