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UT-Austin professor sues students for libel

I followed this story last year but had forgotten about it since. Apparently he has sued the students for labeling him a pedophile.

Last December they formed a mob and protested outside his home (video in first reply)

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by Anonymousreply 3815 hours ago

Protests outside his home

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by Anonymousreply 1Last Saturday at 9:07 AM

Next thing you won't be able to write about THE BLACK STALLION since it will be promoting bestiality and racism!!!

by Anonymousreply 2Last Saturday at 9:42 AM

HE'S TEACHING THEM HISTORY! BURN HIM!

by Anonymousreply 3Last Saturday at 10:00 AM

"“No college student should ever find themselves in this situation — being sued by a university professor. It took my breath away,” she said in an email. “A university campus is a place for the free exchange of ideas and for young people to learn."

ROFLMAO. Say that the next time these youngins go apeshit & riot when a conservative speaker is invited to campus.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Saturday at 10:17 AM

r4 she doesn't see the irony in her email.

[quote]A university campus is a place for the free exchange of ideas

Well, unless she disagrees with someone else's ideas, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Saturday at 10:24 AM

r4 unless she is referring to her "freedom to slander" I suppose

To call someone a "pedophile" is rather despicable

by Anonymousreply 6Last Saturday at 10:25 AM

From the article that R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 and R6 did not read

[quote] Hubbard has written extensively on the subject, often using classic literature’s depictions of homosexual relationships to suggest changing age of consent laws and challenging modern norms about youth sexuality.

[quote] In his academic writing, Hubbard describes physical relationships between men and young boys in ancient times as “proper learning experiences.” In a 2010 article published in a peer-reviewed journal, Hubbard examines sexual consent among adolescent males in antiquity, asking, “What can we learn from the Greeks?”

[quote] “Contemporary American legislation premised on children’s incapacity to ‘consent’ to sexual relations stems from outmoded gender constructions and ideological preoccupations of the late Victorian and Progressive Era,” Hubbard writes. “We should consider a different ‘age of consent’ for boys and girls.”

by Anonymousreply 7Last Saturday at 10:31 AM

I have read, and followed, this story since it broke last year, r7. Do learn how to read.

Nothing that he has written "proves" that he advocates for pedophilia, let alone is a pedophile.

And his writings are protected by academic freedom. UT-Austin has said as much.

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by Anonymousreply 20Last Saturday at 10:42 AM

r8 what he means is that he assumes you would agree with him if you read that, which you clearly don't. Now he will label you a pedo or pedo-adjacent. Or spam, like the idiot above.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Saturday at 10:42 AM

Students having time to protest shit like that means they don't have enough work to do. Also it's before the age of 25, so their brains haven't fully matured, which is why they shouldn't be allowed to vote or drive cars until then.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Saturday at 10:43 AM

Why is this school teaching this class?

That teacher is a fucked up guy

by Anonymousreply 23Last Saturday at 11:46 AM

I don't mind students protesting, but r1 is almost frightening.

They also disrupted his classes.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Saturday at 11:47 AM

People have been killed due to accusations of pedophilia - picketing someone's house with shit like that is a witch hunt that can easily end very badly for the alleged witch, and it's crazy that it can't be discussed in an historical context without some holier-than-thou 19 year olds getting their panties twisted and trying to get him fired.

You can see it with the queen above who read the article, decided the students were correct and it was SO OBVIOUS to everyone, then threw a tantrum when people didn't agree with him and discussed it intelligently, then spammed the thread. No discussion, no commenting, just shut down discussion because he has ordained it so. It's the way a lot of people act on social media now - no critical thinking skills, just emotional reactions fueled by righteousness.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Saturday at 8:25 PM

Here’s the solution:

Tether a naked 13 year old boy outside the front door of the teacher’s house. If the boy is still a virgin in the morning, those students have a lot of apologizing to do.

Based on the teacher’s writings, that boy is going to have one sore ass.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Saturday at 8:38 PM

What do you want to bet that 90% of the accusers are unattractive females?

by Anonymousreply 27Last Sunday at 4:27 AM

Hey Teech, can I borrow your notes?

For research purposes.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Sunday at 4:37 AM

Oh, HIGHer Education.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Sunday at 4:39 AM

Thank you r25

by Anonymousreply 30Last Sunday at 7:00 AM

leftists are the fucking worst. Their favorite pastime is to accuse gay men of pedophelia

by Anonymousreply 31Yesterday at 4:14 AM

[quote] leftists are the fucking worst. Their favorite pastime is to accuse gay men of pedophelia

It will backfire.

by Anonymousreply 32Yesterday at 4:38 AM

I'm not a Classicist but Ancient Greece (and Rome to a degree) is a hobby of mine, so I have a lot of academic books on the topic. In the course of this pursuit, I'm also very much interested in Ancient Greek and Roman sexualities.

First of all, there are only a few serious scholars working in this field, despite sexuality being such an integral part of these ancient cultures. I think that I have also read some content (book chapters?) by Hubbard, and from what I remember, his work was within the normal range for this type of discourse.

Academic studies of historical sexualities only work if scholars aim at describing and interpreting past practices within the frame of mind of the period in question. Contemporary morals are misplaced in the historical field, which essentially remains descriptive, not normative/prescriptive. Otherwise you get results like in the 19th century when Greek sexuality was 'straight-washed' based on 19th century morals. I am glad that people like Hubbard do research on these fascinating topics, without falling into moral hysterics because the Ancient Greek world conceptualized the world and its place in it differently than we do 2,500 years later.

The students should be ashamed for being so ideologically deluded and academically narrow-minded, while claiming to strive for a degree in higher education. If you can't separate your morals from your field of study (at least to a certain degree), you simply have no place at the university.

by Anonymousreply 33Yesterday at 4:43 AM

r33 is the best response I've read on DL in some time

by Anonymousreply 34Yesterday at 6:40 AM

r31 uh, QAnon is a vast right wing conspiracy accusing the left of pedophilia en masse. I don't think it's just a "leftist" issue.

by Anonymousreply 3515 hours ago

r4, conservatives are the ones who are against learning and different points of view. That's most people with advanced degrees don't support the GOP

r31, if you want to bitch about "leftists" maybe you should check out some QAnon threads and get back to me. Or talk to the conseratives who are boycotting Netflix because of a French film they haven't seen and never will see

by Anonymousreply 3615 hours ago

Dataloungers get offended over the word "cisgender" while accusing others of being easily offended

by Anonymousreply 3715 hours ago

r37 it's because it's not just the made-up new word "cis" used to "center" trans people in language to the exclusion of everyone else, it ties into the whole gender theory movement that is allowing male-bodied persons in women's spaces in the interests of "inclusivity" for trans women at the expense of biological womens' rights.

It's a little different from being offended because someone parked in your spot at the office, or pissed because Starbucks ran out of pumpkin cream cheese muffins right before you got there.

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