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.