Professor Placed on Leave After Showing Porn Critique in ClassS

A tenured professor who's been teaching sociology at Appalachian State University for eight years has been put on administrative leave after showing a film called The Price Of Pleasure that criticizes the porn industry. Again: criticizes. It's not like they were watching Ass-To-Mouth City 2.

General outrage abounds over the possible firing of the professor, Jammie Price (with the exception of those ten people you know who are looking for a tenured teaching position in the social department of Appalachian State University, who are fucking psyched). Apparently Price's major error, aside from grossly overestimating the intelligence of both her students and faculty, was that she did not warn her class that she would be presenting "objectionable or upsetting" material. Among the other complaints against her were a "disparaging" remark she had made about athletes and inappropriate discussion of her personal life and political views.

"Part of the learning process for some students may be moving past the discomfort they feel when faced with core concepts in an introductory-level sociology class," Price counters, likening the likens the campus attitude to a boys' club. "Men in the poker club gain more power, privileges, and income than others on the campus, and protection from student charges... Since I started speaking out about this poker club, I have been bullied and harassed."

After being denied a request for a hearing, Price has filed a sex-discrimination suit against the university with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and has since been banned from the classroom. However, according to the American Association of University Professors, these extreme measures are to be taken "only if immediate harm to the faculty member or others is threatened."

So... the same dictionary that lists "porn critique" as "porn" lists "immediate harm" as "education," I guess?

Tenured Professor Is Placed on Leave After Showing a Film About Pornography [The Chronicle Of Higher Education]

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