During his 35 years as a professor and four years as an in-residence grad student at the University of Wisconsin, he openly engaged in propinquitous (as in propinquity) dating, dating students and having many wonderful friendships with many of his students and their families.
During his early years in academia he married the daughter of a professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Wisconsin. His wife, Henrietta, who he met when she was a student in one of his classes, passed away in 2015.
Thie blog reflects a commitment to the values of liberty, freedom of association, freedom of speech and privacy; such are values that are under increasing attack, both intellectually and policy wise in all too many universities which have embraced a culture of comfort in the framework of a velvet totalitarianism.
In addition, the blog at times will go beyond the university and sexual politics to issues that merit our attention.
During my 35 year career as a professor I dated many students and former students, and I met many of these students’ parents and siblings.
And never did I find that parents were not accepting of their daughter’s relationship with me.
He is the Founding Editor of SEXUALITY AND CULTURE, published by Springer NYC.
Whatever the issue the dankprofessor blog will not be constrained by any ideological orthodoxy, sexual or political correctness.
Hopefully, this blog will bring together persons who value liberty and freedom even in university life. Dank, an emeritus professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach, where he taught students and engaged in various forms of professorial dissidence for some 35 years..
Rebecca puts a knuckle between her teeth and tugs at her collar with the other hand, looking at me with a sideways glance that is almost coy, “I was just sort of taken by him, his looks, and his intelligence – sometimes I think the bad outweighs the good, but, I’m still with him. Neither the professor nor the student feel they have the option of integrating this relationship into the rest of their lives.
Possibly, they are misjudging the reactions of others.