Professors having sex with their students


I didn’t say it is wrong.

I think it used to and still happens in my former college. Harvard has had the same problem and now it is banned. Me wonders how they will ensure it doesn’t happen again. Will they have sex police or body cameras for faculty and students?

Sex happens everywhere, at workplaces, schools even the homeless have sex. Or how would we explain those pregnant homeless mamas.

How do you guys see Harvard finding a solution to what the Education Board sees as a big problem.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

23 thoughts on “Professors having sex with their students

  1. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Good question, my Nairobi brother! How DO we see a solution to this issue? Before we explore a resolution, let’s please add convents and monasteries/rectories to the list of endless sites where sexual trysts occur. That done, I don’t see any way that Harvard or any other institution can guarantee that sexual acts won’t happen on their premises. Human nature being what it is, where there is a profound desire, the behavior will take place. Humankind is a very stubborn and persistent species. The urge will remain until relief is attained.

    Authorities have tried to regulate intimacy between humans since the beginning of time. Our sheer numbers prove efforts have been less than successful. I doubt Harvard will offer better results.

    Have a great weekend, O Sanctified One! 🙂

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  2. ladysighs says:

    When a professor is hired have the “talk”.
    When students enroll have the “talk”.
    And then go on about the business of the university.
    I’m not against discussing the consequences. (good and bad) 🙂
    I’m sure there are naive students and professors even at Harvard. But to ban sex between the two is very naive.

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  3. They can hope their policies will prevent it, but really all they can do is react to a publicized encounter (or encounters) after the fact.

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  4. Abstinence simply doesn’t work. What Harvard needs is not a ban on sex, but access to birth control and education on how to use it. 😀 The dark ages are over, Harvard! Get with the now! Live in the present! 🙂 Just saying no to consensual sex between adults isn’t going to work. Well, it does for the Catholic Church, but then, what Harvard professor wants to deal with sexual tension the way priests do by raping children?

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    • makagutu says:

      Hear hear!
      Harvard I think is intent or creating terrorists lo

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    • Agreed. Abstinence is no solution, and I’m wondering what the problem is. Have professors and/or administrators abused their positions of power by giving special favors for sex? Or, have they coerced students into having sex with them by threatening retribution? Although I’m sure something like that has happened on occasion, I seriously doubt that it happens very often. So, what’s really going on?

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      • makagutu says:

        So, what’s really going on?– I wish I could identify what the issue was

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        • Perhaps it is an overreaction to this excerpted from the CNN article, or a tacit admission of problematic sexual discrimination at Harvard:

          “The action comes nearly a year after the U.S. Department of Education announced it was investigating 55 colleges and universities, including Harvard, for violations pertaining to Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination on college campuses.”

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          • makagutu says:

            But then banning sex is high handedness. They should deal with the discrimination, I don’t know how but to regulate sex, that’s a tough one

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          • Exactly. Banning sex is not a solution. It is also quite impossible. If Harvard has a discrimination problem, it must deal with that directly instead of resorting to simplistic and ineffectual authoritarian means.

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  5. themodernidiot says:

    Schools here have this policy in place to prohibit sexual relations between superiors and their subordinates to attempt to deter improper influence on either party. Sex can be used to procure favor from students, sex can be used to unduly pressure students into submission, and it can be used to elevate position and grades by students.

    There’s never a question of age with the policy, it is an issue of what kind of power and control can be elicited from the dynamic. It can give some an edge over others, and it can cause lasting psychological damage. To do what they can as policy makers far from the intimate exchanges between people, administrations can only enact a no tolerance policy.

    If they want the policies to be effective they have to enact them fairly and consistently rather than turning a blind eye until an incident either goes public, or leads to something truly sure like the suicides of students and faculty (which has happened far too often).

    We have these same policies in government, public institutions, and the workplace. These things will always occur as you correctly mentioned because we are sexual beings, but a firm policy has more effect as a deterrent if it is consistently enforced. Our problem here is our subjectivity. We only consider it a problem if it causes embarrassment to the institution rather than be guardians of the safety like we promised.

    We all have to be our brother’s keeper.

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  6. The blue dress speaks for me. And, agrees with you. ie: if it is happening in the oval office… there’s no deterring or policing sex. Not unless we become more of an Orwellian state. Even then, no way.

    Happy weekend to you. 🙂

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