I feel like these comments are a bit dramatic.
Victoria Hanna
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I had the same reaction at first. Until I realized who the author is. I think the most aggressive comments are reacting to his long history of, to use his own word, *fraudulent* self-representation to gain adoration (and sex) from women, younger ones in his women studies classes in particular. This story is especially eliciting of such a reaction, as it contradicts his assertions in 2013 when he had a twitter breakdown and publicly confessed his “sins” of fraudulence. At that time, even as he let it all out in hundred-plus tweets, he was still claiming that he had not slept with any students since his first sobering up in 1998. (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/12/porn-professor-hugo-schwyzer-comes-clean-about-his-twitter-meltdown-and-life-as-a-fraud in answer to the final question.) When even in his supposed full admittance of guilt it turns out he was still lying, it’s difficult to trust that these writings are anything more than the same attempt to use his “humble, shameful” confessions as a means to elicit more female adoration. That is the predatory nature some are referencing. Also, as a professor I can attest that, despite the age and consent aspect in which nothing he described is illegal, there is always a power dynamic that does make it unethical (again, the very word he used during his 2013 confessional era).

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