Where I go off on my radical-thinking adjunct professor (and mean no disrespect!)

I have a professor this semester that really gets my blood flowing at times, and not in a good way. The class is Human Behavior. So yeah, I get that everyone is different, and I'm pretty accepting (hello-I'm a social worker for crying out loud!!!), but this? A bit overboard for me.
I'd like to think that it has to do with the time of day. I am at my most tired between 3 and 4pm each day. I just sorta fall off the energy cliff, and crash. Hard. So maybe my patience wears thin during that time? OR maybe she is just batshit crazy. Take your pick.

First, several weeks ago, she showed us this movie. Or click on the link to the guestbook, and read some of those entries. Navigate your normal ass through that website. I'll wait.

Yeah. So? What did you think? Sorta Scientology sounding, huh? Okay, really, if you have absolutely nothing to do on a Friday night, try to rent this movie. I don't even know if that's possible, but I'm telling you, your head will explode.

Now, I'm not knocking Scientology, or quantum physics, or different religions or ways of thinking. I'm just trying to figure out why the frick she made us watch this???

She had us watch a video of women giving birth. I have a kid, I know what happens, and it doesn't bother me. Yet, she wanted us to see these women having abnormally large babies, who just so happened to get stuck while coming out. And the doctors are literally twisting these newborns' necks around, and yanking on their heads!! And her point? During birth, babies necks and spines go through a lot of trauma, so you should go get your baby an adjustment from your friendly chiropractor after birth.

Next up:
This one really touched a nerve. WE need to think positive thoughts, put positive thoughts out in the universe. If not, we run the risk of awful consequences, like cancer, for instance. I mean, her mother died of cancer, and she knows that it was her mother's anger eating away at her, her negative thoughts, that caused the cancer to finally overtake her.


Oh, wait. It gets better.

This week:
She says that she thinks that people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's are just making the conscious decision to 'check out' of reality because they don't enjoy getting old. When several people argued this with her, she backpedaled, saying it was 'just one theory' and 'not necessarily what she believed'. Although, by now, well over 2 months into this class, we all know it IS what she believes.

Also this week:
We were discussing various stages of live-adolescence, adulthood, later adulthood, etc. She brings up incontinence as an issue for older people. Then she proceeds to DRAW A PICTURE OF THE FEMALE ANATOMY on the board, and tells us, step by step, how to do Kegel exercises so that we can strengthen those muscles. She even asks if any of us do them regularly.

Oh. Wait! Just wait.

Lastly, she starts discussing Viagra, and the growing numbers of prescriptions for it. She asks us if it's because men want to feel that strength and power that comes along with an erection.

No. Really. REALLY.

I'm telling you, I am tolerant, I am patient, I am easy going. But I just do not get why the frick she talks about this shit, every week, like we are in health class, or development, or...I just don't even know!!!!! I am paying good money for this class, and it's just become a lesson in patience. I'll show you human behavior, lady! Sheesh.

Rant over.


Sarah said...

ya know that is fine if she wants to think that but to abuse her power as a professor in order to try and brainwash is absurd!

Dynamita said...

I'm curious, what is the name of the class?

Wow, I didn't think this kind of radical-thinking would be so offensive to somebody. It's very interesting to know there is pepole out there who believe in it, and people out there who think it's crap. Sort of like religion!

I'm sorry to hear it makes you a bit nuts, maybe you could take it as that: a study of a different religion that people in other cultures do?

(I hope you don't stop reading my blog, because it's just about that: an experiment on positive thinking and how/if it could affect my life. It may or may not work but I'm giving it a go. Altough, I'm not interested in insisting that everybody must live that way!)

Jenn Martinson said...

I have an MA in Counseling and my official, yet un-licensed, diagnosis is batshit crazy. You see, THIS is why to conservative, republican husband refuses to go to college and get dumbed down by hippies.

Chibi said...

"I have an MA in Counseling and my official, yet un-licensed, diagnosis is batshit crazy. You see, THIS is why to conservative, republican husband refuses to go to college and get dumbed down by hippies."

I was totally thinking "batshit insane." Wow. Is it too late to withdraw from the class? Can you switch to a different professor? I don't think I'd be able to go back!

Whoa. Just whoa.

Anonymous said...

CooKoo for Cocoa Puffs.

That's my totally qualified opinion.

Ask her what her view on Schizophrenia is...please. For me. Then let me know.

Anonymous said...

She is obviously an idiot. Good luck with that. LOL