A New Way to Learn
March 7, 2011 by admncc
Allow me to introduce you J. Michael Bailey, a Psychology Professor at the prestigious Northwestern University. Bailey recently came under fire and apologized for “letting a couple demonstrate the use of a sex toy after one of his classes.”
According to this Associated Press article, “about 100 students attended the after-class, optional seminar on fetishes.” The Huffington Post later reported that the incident took place on February 21st. “After a class on human sexuality, Bailey invited students to stay for a discussion of sexual fetishes. He repeatedly warned that it would be graphic. The discussion included a woman who stripped and allowed her partner to use a sex toy on her.”
The school is investigating and Bailey has since issued a halfhearted apology saying, “During a time of financial crisis, war, and global warming, this story has been a top news story for more than two days. That this is so reveals a stark difference of opinion between people like me, who see absolutely no harm in what happened, and those who believe that it was profoundly wrong.”
Now, while this story is entertaining, at first glance, it’s one that I might or might not comment on – depending on my mood. But here’s why I decided to mention it. Even though this story is all over the news, the school is denouncing the incident, parents and alumni and in an uproar and Bailey is under scrutiny…he’s still being cocky about it. In fact, he recently said that “critics have not made a compelling case” against what he did. He said that “he would give them an “F” if he were grading their arguments.” Lucky for us though, Bailey also said that he remains open to hearing and reading good arguments. And that’s exactly what readers of The Constant Complainer can give him.