Yes, it’s more on the McGinn scandal. He and his defenders continue their repugnant campaign to slander the victim, all the while demonstrating a complete failure to grasp some very simple points, and so I am responding with one more comic.
In particular, a lot of people – including academic types who should know better – still don’t seem to grasp the very basic notion that if you are in a position of power or authority over someone else, then his or her apparent consent to your salacious comments/emails/texts/advances/etc might not be genuine consent. Instead, he or she might feel coerced or pressured into playing along. Consider this comic my very unsubtle illustration of this point.
For more on the debacle, see Pharyngula here and here (he’s disappointed with philosophers, and rightfully so). There’s also an excellent collection of baffling comments on the McGinn scandal here. And of course, there’s plenty more from McGinn himself, where he explains how the UMiami department of philosophy will crumble without him (and blames his victim), where he explains how his harassment of students makes him a counter-culture hero, and where he explains how the women out there really support him. McGinn had posted an even more sinister piece this morning – wherein he defamed his victim at length and also identified by name another recent research assistant of his who he claims still likes him (thereby providing further clues to help remove the anonymity of his victim) – but it seems he has had the good sense to delete that one.
Also, it should be noted that my good friend Mark Warren conceived of the idea of Professor Handpenis. So if this comic offends you, he’s the one to go after.