Sexual Intimidation in College by a Professor

Undisclosed zPJO74
Feb 14, 2018 21 Comments

My story comes out of a place fraught with a medieval power dynamic and internal structurality that, in many ways, set the stage for my encounter. I was nineteen. I was bright-eyed and naive and in college, and I needed help with the process of rasterizing a map for one of my classes. I did not anticipate that my professor, mid-conversation in office hours, would start rubbing his crotch, as if I couldn’t see — or maybe the point /was/ for me to see. The door had been shut due to an earlier offer from him for more privacy over my concerns. But I needed my problem to be solved for my map project. So I sat for ten extremely uncomfortable minutes, he rubbing his hard crotch through his pants and staring at me in my eyes, while I maintained a firm gaze and asked my questions. I was shaken. I left immediately after and swung the door open, all the while he kept asking me if I needed more help. I never returned to his office hours for fear that his act of sexual intimidation would escalate to physical coercion. But like all stories in the MeToo campaign, I faced him again and again after this incident. We took photos after I graduated because, hey, he was partially responsible for filling me with that coveted UC Berkeley knowledge. I imagine a world in which women are not seen as vessels.

#metoo

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    • Planned Parenthood / Eng ydug26
      Do you have data to back that up? Come on Mr. Microsoft! Don’t tell me you make decisions at your job without having data. 😆
      Feb 14, 2018
    • Undisclosed vs35deu
      Only a complete jackass could possibly make this liberal vs conservative. How do you even know this professor was a liberal?

      Donald Trump... such a liberal he is!
      Feb 14, 2018
  • Undisclosed tiRV04
    Brotopia,misogynistic culture probably start in college. The generosity of sexual intimidation, harassment nurtures the culture we see in the work place #metoo
    Feb 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Sozeb Ffej
    Thanks for sharing. It made an impression on me.
    Feb 14, 2018 1
  • Cognizant pmdz25.2
    He is an Animal! We may all have the urge, as humans we ought to know what’s right and wrong - otherwise you are just an untamed animal. That might offend some animals which are even better this low life!
    Feb 14, 2018 0
  • AppDynamics weXv86
    That prof is an asshole. Should not be a prof. Sounds like a predator to me.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Expedia Maybe👽
    Jesus, that’s terrifying . I feel for you. I wish I had reported some of my professors. But I was young and scared and didn’t know who to turn to, the dean practically told me to get lost with complaints. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about what I could have done differently. Especially since I’m sure many others faced the same issue after me. I only hope that with metoo , more young women feel like they can come forward.
    Feb 14, 2018 0
  • Undisclosed / Mgmt
    roboat

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    roboatmore
    I have seen my college professor get frisky with the female grad students. Asshole.
    Feb 14, 2018 0
  • Planned Parenthood / Eng ydug26
    Whoa! He was just rubbing himself right in front of you? Insane. I wonder how many other college students he did that to?!? Interested in sharing his name? This is the place to do it!
    Feb 14, 2018 0
  • Undisclosed WQGD88
    I’m so sorry! It sounds terrifying. This is tricky situation especially when the person is in power to affect your life! Thanks for sharing and hopefully these stories will educate creeps out there this kind of behavior is not acceptable!
    Feb 14, 2018 0
  • Lyft sUPA43
    I don't understand their tactics. why not ask you out instead? that's more likely to succeed and worse case you say no.
    Feb 15, 2018 1
    • Yahoo Shtqmnp
      Because they don’t want to date. They just need instant sexual gratification. Sick people!!
      Feb 15, 2018

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