Last week, a human sexuality class at Northwestern University was followed by a non-mandatory demonstration. The professor warned everyone that it would be “explicit and graphic.” 467 of the 567 students in the class left. 100 stayed behind “to watch a sexual act involving a woman, a man and an electric-powered device.” (source)
Initially, Northwestern had a pair of academic balls.
As the incident gained notoriety in the Chicago media, Northwestern University initially supported Prof. Bailey.
“The university supports the efforts of its faculty to further the advancement of knowledge,” a Northwestern spokesman said earlier this week. “Northwestern University faculty members engage in teaching and research on a wide variety of topics, some of them controversial.” (source)
But, after an “outcry” by “a substantial number of people expressing concern and unhappiness,” the University changed its mind.
What I would like to know is how many of these “people” who were “expressing concern and unhappiness” were actually in the room? If any, they were forewarned. (So they should fuck off) or the were not in the room (and thus should fuck off). College kids can handle seeing a live sex act, especially when done in the context of a human sexuality class. Anyone who is scandalized by it should, in a painful manner, fuck off.