Created on Monday, 30 April 2012 23:27
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Your recent article about the suspension of Professor Price definitely was lacking more than a few details. As a student who was in the class where the video was shown, I would like to take a moment and give a voice that obviously wasn’t heard.
Professor Price simply walked into the classroom, without saying a word, put the documentary on and let it play for the duration of the time period.
She did not warn us about the level of graphics that this porn movie showed and played it for the entire 50 minutes.
This was completely inappropriate, because most of us probably would have left and even if we hadn’t, there was no reason to show the entire thing.
A professor cited the number of students who are enrolled in the class, not the number who were there. Because of her teaching style, roughly 20 students were in attendance to class on a regular basis. Ask any of us students who were actually there, all of us will tell you how uncomfortable it was. Only three decided to say something.
The “educational discussion” that was supposed to happen more than likely would have been skipped because it would have been hard to gain any useful information as we watched women touching themselves or a man ejaculating on a woman’s face.
What was shown that day was not relevant to an introductory sociology class. Maybe for Sexual Deviance or Intimate Relationships, both classes offered at Appalachian, but not an introductory class.