Obviously, this is still ongoing and has started maybe two or more years ago in my office. One of my coworkers, let’s just call her Sara, used the company’s educational services to go back to school to get herself a bachelor's degree in a relevant field (her current bachelor’s degree is in Exercise Health Science). After much convincing, she finally decided on Computer Engineering after everyone begging her to do so.
At first things were fine, as most of the things she asked about were computer related (explain why X gives you it). Then she ended up joining some sort of club where you would hear increasingly strange assertions usually against men. It never really got anywhere beyond a few borderline HR comments, occasionally.
Fast forward to a few months ago, she’s given a task to gather a few people and create an interactive presentation for our CTO and external partners. I was a bit worried that she may include some interesting material, so I tried to keep in contact with her team whenever I could remember. As of last week, I heard from some sources who were too afraid to speak up, she changed majors to Gender Studies and is taken classes called “Lesbian Literature” and “Angry White Male Students” (I am not making this up, these are real classes I looked up). She ended up scrapping the entire interactive presentation, removed it everywhere, and quickly put together something about how all men are out to get women filled with conspiracies that have nothing to do with Gender Studies, potentially muddying that field of study. Further, she put in some personal material against me and others (she somehow found out about something that could put my marriage at risk and WILL get out..it's not my fault).
Now I have asked a few of those team members to stop her and report her to her manager, but nothing seems to be happening and everyone wants to watch this fail. HR and other groups even mention that it’s not my responsibility to handle this. What can I do to stop this train wreck, not just for me, but for all of those involved?
EDIT: I asked her to remove me from her presentation and she did. Thanks!