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Because not only are these relationships almost always an unacceptable abuse of power, they also affect the dynamics of departments, entire fields, and the very act of academic mentorship altogether.So why does it still happen (other than the fact that people enjoy having sex)?well, I wouldn’t say “well.” With two such relationships making recent news in the discipline of philosophy alone, for some of the older generation of professors (again, mostly male), the grad students are still a dating pool—and vice versa.This is not just icky—it is highly damaging to the profession.That is turning students into victims, instead of encouraging them to stand up and take charge of a situation, she says.
Scanlon did have a tendency to go out with students. In fact, here are 7 reasons never to date your professor!
Without support from fellow students (and, often, dismissed by the other professors in the department), many of these once-promising grad students wind up out of the discipline entirely.
Take this example from Carla Fehr, associate director of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession Site Visit Program, which conducted the recent visit to the University of Colorado–Boulder that resulted in the ouster of the chair and the freezing of graduate admissions.
She says power differences can exist in any relationship and a ban on relationships between faculty and students doesn't necessarily address sexual assault and harassment issues.
"Affirmative consent is what we need to push for, regardless of who the people involved are," she said, adding that more support for victims is needed on campus.
At first, having a secret affair might seem thrilling and romantic, but the first time you have to do something special without your professor or seem him or her with someone else, it will get really hard.