Take a look at the handout "Are You in an Unhealthy Relationship?
", review signs of verbal and emotional abuse in the guidelines for "Recognizing an Abusive Relationship", or visit web resources on Physical/Emotional Abuse.
No wonder that at Ohio State the reception of the Working Group report was embraced and never directly criticized.
Once one understands that the core proponents of the movement to ban student professor sexual relationships see themselves as campaigning against rape and rapists, their self-righteousness and disdain for anyone introducing a civil liberties perspective becomes understandable.
Here is the quickest way to eliminate female student male professor consensual sexual relationships from the university place, simply do not allow college entrée to female students who are privy to be sexually attracted to any professor.
From 2001 to 2005, 2,570 teacher credentials were revoked for sexual misconduct. In the survey conducted by the AAUW in 2000, it was found that 6 out of 10, or 58% of the students reported experiencing some form of physical harassment at some point during their time in school, and 76% reported experiencing nonphysical (verbal or nonverbal) at some point during their time in school.Note that in the dankprofessor’s presentation of the initiation of the banning movement at Ohio State, there was absolutely no deviation from the line that female students could ever be attracted to a professor or act on such an attraction.This was consistent with the fact that one-third of the appointees to the Working Group had made a commitment to rape prevention and rape counseling.Arguments of the type made in support of these bans at Ohio State and at most other universities are at their core arguments against rape.To advocate against this position, sets up the advocate as advocating against rape prevention.But where once the issue was coercion or quid pro quo sex, in institutional neo-feminism the issue is any whiff of sexuality itself—or any situation that causes a student to "experience his or her vulnerability." (Pretty much the definition of sentience, I always thought.) "The unequal institutional power inherent in this relationship heightens the vulnerability of the student and the potential for coercion," the California code warns, as if any relationship is ever absent vulnerability and coercion.