People who thrive on being attacked because of their beliefs and/or the logic behind those beliefs. For example, my Ancient Greece professor who spent 40 minutes out of the 50-minute class period expounding his views on why single mothers are the downfall of Western civilization, as many men are physically abused as women, and there is no such thing as rape--and then would brag about the number of students who walked out of class each semester, and how many negative evaluations he receives every year. Some (certainly not all) radical environmentalists, very out GLBT, Wiccans, right-wing Christians and others seem to fall into this group; they glory in their self-inflicted martyrdom.

By the way, in case you think all universities are havens of liberalism, the above professor just received tenure. And yes, I know I said I was going to bed. :p

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