I’ve hammered the feminist-sympathizing Hugo Schwyzer from these pages before. In fact, when he debated Neely Steinberg–a feminist recovering from the hookup culture–I even supported Steinberg, who, in spite of her feminism, was starting to see the light.
Now, Hugo (WARNING: Sexual content in the included link!) appears to be getting his comeuppance. (HT: Vox Day)
As for my thoughts on the guy, I have nothing but contempt. Many are hitting him for his hypocrisy, but I think that is one of his lighter faults. Jimmy Swaggart was a hypocrite; at the same time, he was more akin to the plumber who was good at his work, even if he didn’t always take care of his own sinks and toilets.
No, to compare him with Jimmy Swaggart would be an insult to Swaggart. Schwyzer is far worse than a hypocrite. He used his position as a gender studies professor–whose audience included young women–to prey on young women. (He slept with a fair number of his students over the years.)
Worse yet, he attempted to commit murder and suicide (after sexually taking advantage of someone who had been brutally victimized), then–after failing–minimized the his actions. I promise I’m not making this crap up.