Shouldn't a professor like that be kicked out?

New semester, new crazy instructors. Drop and Add weeks is over, and I just had my Business Statistics something or the other class, which I took with the 'best' instructor because I'm really terrible in anything with numbers. Anyways, so I go to class, expecting a regular intstructor. Before I sit down, the professor is already swearing. Not at me, just insearting a swear word into every word he uses. For example, he put his mobile number down, but told us not to call him on friday nights because then he'll be f**king drunk. He said that he hated a professor who used to teach him. And that she was a b**ch who hated guys. Joking that maybe its because some guy raped her. Then he started telling us about himself, and that he was a virgo, but not a virgin. Then, he told us that we will start saying dirty jokes in class, because it'sthe first day. When no one started, he did. All through the class, everyone was laughing, except me and one other girl. Only. Oh, and he said that if we're his friends we can get good grades. I was going to complain, but it's obvuious no one will back me up. Everyone loves him and thinks he's amazing and funny. I don't blame them-it's the first time they see a professor as immature as they are. I can't drop the class, I need it for other classes and am already behind. Do tell me that I'm not overeacting and that I'm not being too 'conservative' here.
You're not overreacting, but you can certainly take advantage of the fact that he's an immature moron.

And while I realize you don't feel like dropping is an option, talk to your advisor. They may be able to get you into another section of the same class, or perhaps talk to this guy's department head. There isn't any reason you should feel trapped into a semester with an arse like that.
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Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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I'm afraid this (telling an advisor, or anyone else) will cause an 'investigation' which he will know about, which means he can give me a low mark (even if they don't tell him my name, I was one of 2 from 30 who did not laugh at his jokes, he remembers that) ..if I, for some reason, get a low mark on an exam, miss a test, don't participate...etc...he can think up of something if he wants to, to seek 'revenge' one me for blabbing on him....I don't have proof, and no one will back me up....I tried to get into an almost empty class with one of the strictest instructors (only class that has seats now) but he (strict instructor) wouldn't allow me, saying its too late...Oh well, at least it's once a week...


ETA: He would probably be kicked out of uni if they found out its true

Last edited by sarasara; 09-08-2008 at 12:36 PM.
What a weirdo! I know in the US he could get in a lot of trouble from the administration (even if he's tenured) for the sexual talk/dirty jokes because it could be construed as sexual harassment. I'm not sure if that would be the case in your country, but I'd definitely bring it up with your adviser or the department chair. Even though it's past the drop/add date, you might be able to switch sections if there's another instructor.
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If he's tenured...fugedaboutit!
That sucks, I hate guys like that, and this is even worse that he's in a position of power like that. I can't believe the level of sexist "jokes" he will resort to. I guess since your situation is kind of a no-win, you're just going to have to hang in there and get a good grade. Maybe think about tape recording some classes and after the semester is over and the grades are in, then reporting it, that way he can't retaliate.
I was just going to suggest taking a tape recorder to class...


Ugh. I dont envy you.

I bet he's a horrid teacher too.
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I suppose the only advice I can offer is to use the fact that he's a sexist moron against him. You'd be amazed what you can get out of some men by pretending you've not got a thought in your head and you desperately need their help.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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