Striking Back?

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Today’s NYT has an article entitled “The Professor as Open Book” about the “Professors Strike Back” phenomenon, but only male professors are profiled. And nothing is mentioned about how or why “openness” might be different for a woman academic than it is for a male professor. Go to the actual site and there beneath a Hooters ad you will find clips about female entitled, “Good looking professor wants you to show pity for less attractive professors” and “Prof too smart to fall for student love slave” and Yo it’s”mou”not”meh”. Get your French insults right. She isn’t afraid to use peace signs and air hearts. Not really sure how this constitutes “striking back,” exactly.

Via Rebecca Tushnet.

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