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Abramson concedes that his personal life was complicated in his 20s but says he has been a staid suburban soccer dad for the last two decades.Thrice divorced, he is married to a 51-year-old neonatal nurse who has never been affiliated with UCLA.Of course, sexual harassment should not be allowed and no one should supervise or give grades to a romantic partner, says Abramson, who has taught at UCLA for 31 years.But those concerns should not restrict the right of consenting adults to have a non-exploitative relationship, he argues in a new book. Salon.com, in a blurb that set off a blistering online debate about the classroom and the bedroom, suggested that Abramson might be “a campus Casanova in his own right.” To that, Abramson reacted wryly during an interview at his campus office. If I’m the campus Casanova, then the campus has a lot of problems,” said the professor, who has longish graying hair, a goatee and an earring.But more important, she said, most of the faculty thought it was “good policy” since students may consent to an affair but not grasp the potential consequences even if they sign a release.
He recognizes that many of these relationships represent partners who are similar in age.
One of the first dankprofessor postings was on an interview with Abramson which appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
However, it is in this LA Times article that Abramson directly and forcefully takes on the higher ed establishment for “eliminating civil liberties” on campus in the context of passing these bans.
Of course, none of Abramson’s writings will affect the hardcore banners such as Gayle Binion who is quoted in the article and who was the prime mover of the UC ban on consensual relationships.
However, it may be that the middle mass of faculty who go in whatever direction the wind may be blowing may start to question and reconsider such policies.