Retro Satanas!

I mentioned yesterday that we have a session each year in which an attorney does a spiel about staying on the right side of invitations to hypersensitivity being held hostage by the perpetually aggrieved Title IX. We received an e-mail this morning informing us that if we don’t attend or view this year’s version (next week), we won’t be allowed to teach.

I couldn’t resist, so I sent the following e-mail to my chair and the other members of my department:

So, if the training involves discussions of sexual situations that make us uncomfortable and is mandatory, does that create a hostile environment that would be grounds for a Title IX complaint?

My chair suggested I ask that question of the attorney next week, but I’ll probably pass. Nonetheless, I’m tempted.

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About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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2 Responses to Retro Satanas!

  1. ricki says:

    We did training on this, but we’re going to all have to do yet another one. And we had to do some what-to-do-if-someone-gets-violent-in-class training. And I’m sure there will be something else coming, because of the self-perpetuating nature of this kind of bureaucracy.

    Oh, and when I asked about CPR recertification – something I might actually use – it’s not available; I will have to seek it out on my own at a YMCA or something.

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