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Teaching in sweaty gym clothes

Giambattista

26 day(s) ago

Sometimes I don't have time between my morning run and my first class. I don't want to skip my run though. Do you think it's acceptable to turn up and teach in sweaty workout clothes? I suppose I'd put on a clean sweatshirt or something so the worst wouldn't be visible.

Nuel

26 day(s) ago

Is this a joke?

Gaius

26 day(s) ago

"Sometimes I don't have time..."

Make time. No one wants to look at your sweaty ass.

Al-Ghazali

26 day(s) ago

'Don't have time'? Get up earlier. How about a little decorum?

Jacobus

26 day(s) ago

"Sometimes I don't have time..."

Make time. No one wants to look at your sweaty ass.

Gaius

I might. You don't know. People used to buy used underwear on eBay.

(And if you needed a reason to cover up before teaching, you might now have it.)

Gary

26 day(s) ago

Sometimes I don't have time between my morning run and my first class. I don't want to skip my run though. Do you think it's acceptable to turn up and teach in sweaty workout clothes? I suppose I'd put on a clean sweatshirt or something so the worst wouldn't be visible.

Giambattista

If you can get away with it I say fucking do it.

I mean, it might make some students legitimately uncomfortable and for that reasons is probably all-things-considered unethical, but still, fucking do it.

Bernhard

26 day(s) ago

Plot twist: the sweat isn't from your morning run, but simply results from your daily commute. Does this change the verdict?

Mahavira

26 day(s) ago

I wouldn't do this even if no one else cared. It just feels gross.

Jesús

26 day(s) ago

Showing up in sweaty workout clothes is a way of signifying that you are available for sex. Many students will find it triggering. Please don't do it.

Jacobus

26 day(s) ago

"Showing up in sweaty workout clothes is a way of signifying that you are available for sex. Many students will find it triggering. Please don't do it."

I've lost the ability to tell whether this was said in jest.

Jesús

26 day(s) ago

"Showing up in sweaty workout clothes is a way of signifying that you are available for sex. Many students will find it triggering. Please don't do it."

I've lost the ability to tell whether this was said in jest.

No this was not said in jest, but perhaps in saying that you were just trying to diminish my remarks without offering an actual argument against them. I think you know full well that there is a semiotics to what professors wear in the classroom. Tight jeans, sweaty workout clothes, clothes showing off your physique are all inappropriate and harmful to students that are forced to sit in the classroom and be exposed to your rape-culture-forward fashion sense. Stop trolling for sex in the classroom. Is that so hard?

Donna

26 day(s) ago

Great trolling. 9/10. Next time avoid mentioning rape culture fashion.

Denys

26 day(s) ago

"Showing up in sweaty workout clothes is a way of signifying that you are available for sex. Many students will find it triggering. Please don't do it."

I've lost the ability to tell whether this was said in jest.

No this was not said in jest, but perhaps in saying that you were just trying to diminish my remarks without offering an actual argument against them. I think you know full well that there is a semiotics to what professors wear in the classroom. Tight jeans, sweaty workout clothes, clothes showing off your physique are all inappropriate and harmful to students that are forced to sit in the classroom and be exposed to your rape-culture-forward fashion sense. Stop trolling for sex in the classroom. Is that so hard?

Jesús

Don't gaslight me, bro.

Gaunilo

26 day(s) ago

"Showing up in sweaty workout clothes is a way of signifying that you are available for sex. Many students will find it triggering. Please don't do it."

I've lost the ability to tell whether this was said in jest.

No this was not said in jest, but perhaps in saying that you were just trying to diminish my remarks without offering an actual argument against them. I think you know full well that there is a semiotics to what professors wear in the classroom. Tight jeans, sweaty workout clothes, clothes showing off your physique are all inappropriate and harmful to students that are forced to sit in the classroom and be exposed to your rape-culture-forward fashion sense. Stop trolling for sex in the classroom. Is that so hard?

Jesús

There's a grammar, but no semiotics. Tsk. Tsk.

Fyodor

25 day(s) ago

I wear beautiful clothes on my 4-5 teaching load. I'm running out to teach a beautiful bioethics tutorial on whether you would change your body, and I will use my self as an example.

Barry

25 day(s) ago

Showing up in sweaty workout clothes is a way of signifying that you are available for sex.

Jesús

Oh shit, that explains a lot.

Axel

25 day(s) ago

I am definitely at my most sexy when I am covered in sweat, wearing my cut off 2003 FBLA shirt.

John

21 day(s) ago

This is actually a serious issue when it comes to teaching evaluations. But I think female instructors more than male instructors receive pedagogically irrelevant commentary on their wardrobe.

Mircea

20 day(s) ago

John, Does anybody take evaluations seriously? In every dept. I am familiar with they are ignored unless they are really, really, bad. Everybody knows they don't measure teaching effectiveness (because of things like what you point out), they are easy to manipulate, and they satisfy the admin. Maybe 1/10000 times they are used to dump a problem adjunct.


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