self-identified feminist man and fun-fem darling hugo schwyzer reports on his blog that he is ”proud to be a part” of the steering committee organizing the los angeles SlutWalk, scheduled to take place june 4, 2011.
according to professor schwyzer, “We’re marching to reclaim a word, we’re marching to declare zero tolerance for harassment and sexual abuse, we’re marching in defense of the basic notion that whatever women wear and whomever they sleep with, they are entitled to dignity and respect in public and in private.” we, you say? we? you mean…men, including self-identified feminist men, are marching alongside women, supporting womens “right” to…have sex with men, and to “reclaim” a misogynist slur that is used unilaterally by men against women, mostly to discredit womens reports of having been raped, by men? thats rich.
for anyone not in the know, let me provide a little background on professor schwyzer. according to ratemyprofessors.com, hugo schwyzer teaches at pasadena city college in california and is held in various regard (and disregard) by his students, and overall is judged to be “chile pepper on fire” on a scale of “hotness” by those who cared enough about him to visit his page on ratemyprofessors.com, create an account, and vote on his “hotness.” and did i mention that he teaches “womens history“? because he does. he teaches “gender studies” too.
not incidentally, hugo admits on his blog that he “used to” have PIV with female students (including on his professorial-office desk) during what he euphemistically refers to as his “acting out years.” what a rebel! a college professor, teaching womens studies and womens history to women, acting out his aggressions and dysfunctions on the bodies of his female students by having PIV with them, where historically, PIV has been the source of unspeakable and untold female-specific suffering of women, as a sexual class, around the world. and although he now says he believes that professors should wait until their students are former-students (but not waiting until these women have actually graduated, mind you) before gaining sexual access to them, he doesnt seem to give a flying fuck, as it were, that unwanted PIV, (aka. rape) unwanted pregnancy, motherhood, PIV-related medical events and trauma-bonding are a drain on female students’ finances, emotional and physical reserves, and are likely to lead to women dropping out of both high school and college. apparently, the known risks to women of PIV-related medical events and becoming emotionally-attached and crying post-coitally over whether some dickwad (or dickwad professor) is going to call them the next day, is of no consequence to old hugo, even though as an educator he is supposed to be encouraging all students to succeed, including the critical strategies of managing their time and feeding their mental and physical health, and so-encouraging both male and female students alike. oops!
specifically regarding unwanted pregnancies of female students enrolled in community college, inside higher ed reports,
“It might surprise some people, but most unplanned pregnancies are not to teens but to unmarried women in their 20s,” said Andrea Kane, senior director of policy and partnerships at the National Campaign. “Seven in 10 pregnancies among single women in their 20s are unplanned. [...] 61 percent of students who have a child after enrolling in a community college drop out before finishing a degree or credential; this dropout rate is 64 percent higher than that of their counterparts who did not have children. On the whole, 48 percent of all community college students “have ever been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant.”
“Without question, unplanned pregnancies have a tremendous negative impact on the ability of community college student to finish their studies,” wrote George R. Boggs, AACC president, in the letter to Ryan. “In America’s higher education system, students who have unplanned pregnancies are concentrated in community colleges.”
meanwhile, old hugo prefers to debate the “ethics” of the professor-student “relationship” as if the tangible harms to women that directly and significantly affect their performance as students, isnt a good enough reason for male educators to stop sticking their dicks into female students. and for anyone who thinks that “just have an abortion!” is a reasonable solution to the problem that hugo and men like him are creating, by having PIV with female college students…well rest assured that hugo himself is pro-choice! thats right, hugo schwyzer fully supports all womens right to become impregnated by him (and other men), and to not carry the pregnancy to term. except when hes pro-life. its a male womens-history professors perogative to serially fuck students, and then repeatedly change his mind as to what the consequences of his and all mens actions will be for the women they are fucking, afterall.
so. this is the background we are dealing with, and hugo makes no bones about any of it: i have provided links to his own words, on his own blog, and he is unapologetic (if allegedly ”repentant”) about all of it. enter SlutWalk, and hugos involvement in it, as an organizer on the steering committee.
in his own words, hugo believes that he and the rest of the SlutWalkers are marching for womens rights to “dignity and respect,” whomever they sleep with. hugo does not appear to be as supportive of womens right to not engage in PIV at all, or to criticise PIV or PIV-centric sexuality, or to criticize him or his behavior regarding PIV over the years. or to believe that those women who are rightly PIV-critical are deserving of “dignity and respect” especially us nasty old radfems, who are old and experienced enough to know better, and to recall womens actual history, where mens sexual entitlement to womens bodies features prominently and has proven absolutely disastrous to all women, billions of us, across time and place.
who is marching for us, or for any womans right to not engage in PIV, and to not participate in our own destruction through trauma-bonding, medical events and pregnancy, which are objectively and demonstrably harmful to women, and where PIV is utilized deliberately as a weapon, by men, to cause female-specific harm? not professor hugo schwyzer, thats for sure. not the SlutWalkers either, although obviously i blame them less, and prefer to believe that somewhere deep inside, they recognize their own right not to be fucking vaginally-probed by some dood, and call it sex. i hope! as it is, SlutWalk seems to be an unabashed PIV-pozzie-palooza, where women (and men!11!1) are standing together in solidarity to support womens unconditional right to let men fuck us, and for neither party to feel “guilt” or “shame” about it. as if womens or mens subjective “feelings” about PIV is the real problem here, and not the objective, identifiable and demonstrable female-specific harms of PIV. and PS. men should feel fucking guilty, for subjecting women to PIV-centric sex.
in closing, heres a final message for hugo, since i strongly suspect he is reading, but regardless of whether he is reading or not, i mean this sincerely and literally: hugo, you are a disgusting shitstain and a blight on humanity, and a misogynist anti-feminist, and those are your good qualities. you, sir, can and should
go fuck yourself.
graphic x-posted at scum-o-rama.