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Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment (Public Planet Books) Paperback – May 7, 1997
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In 1992, Gallop was served notice that she had been accused by two former students of hers of sexually harrassing them. As a feminist, Gallop discusses the initial strangeness in perception that this may generally cause: the fact that most harrassment cases are normally male to female, not female to male, or female to female. She looks at the history of the feminist movement and sexual harrassment as its legacy from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Gallop talks about her explicitly sexual relationships with her own professors as a student, and with students as a professor herself. Making clear that since she began dating her eventual husband, she has completely stopped having these explicit relationships with students, Gallop details the important ways that relationships between students and professors can yet be erotically-charged.
Gallop's defiance of the academic and professional establishment may come off looking like willing ignorance or wistful naivete, but an undercurrent of anger and disappointment runs throughout the tract. Gallop laments the apparent cold distance and rigid formality being fostered in the current environment of academia.Read more ›
I am glad that most professors are not like Jane Gallop. I am grateful, however, that we HAVE Jane Gallop -- and I sense, whatever her ethics, that she truly must be a marvelous teacher. I reject her thesis, but I applaud her daring and recommend this book enthusiastically, especially to graduate students and younger faculty!
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I myself have written a Ph.D. dissertation, "Hostility Toward the Unattractive: A Critique of 'Sexual Harassment' Law," so in some sense I am sympathetic toward Gallop, but I do... Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by Richmond West
For decades, many male professors have made the same excuses for sexual exploitation of their students--to the fury of feminists. Read morePublished on January 25, 2006 by another reader
I could not agree more that this is "shrill, unconvincing screed." I might also add that for a Professor who teaches psychoanalytic theory, Ms. Read morePublished on August 3, 2000