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Tim O’Connor: What’s the story?

Jacques

16 day(s) ago

Some of you already know this, but I can say with some certainty that this thread is being monitored carefully by administrators and academics at Baylor University. Everyone, please behave in a fashion appropriate to that knowledge. Real careers and reputations are on the line.

Leslie

The reputation damaging claims in this thread are that there are Title IX investigations into TD ongoing. Baylor administrators already know whether there are such investigations.

Graham

16 day(s) ago

Does TD even deny that he's under investigation for sexual misconduct?

Immanuel

16 day(s) ago

Hilarious how the metabros eat their own.

Otto

16 day(s) ago

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Donna

15 day(s) ago

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Dorion

15 day(s) ago

Every administrator and academic at Baylor University is a loser. A failure at life.

Johannes

15 day(s) ago

Hilarious how the metabros eat their own.

Immanuel

Wait, is TD a metabro?

Radulphus

15 day(s) ago

White religious guy on the fringe of the profession, with resentment to spare directed at those with more academic cred/recognition. The glove seems to fit

Radulphus

15 day(s) ago

Also uses phrases like "I’m about to go on the war path"

Derek

15 day(s) ago

I hear Gaylor Uniperversity has a top notch experverts on escatology, as evidenced by their by their stable position in BL spanking.

Luce

15 day(s) ago

I hear Gaylor Uniperversity has a top notch experverts on escatology, as evidenced by their by their stable position in BL spanking.

Derek

I don't get it.

Anaximenes

15 day(s) ago

"Some of you already know this, but I can say with some certainty that this thread is being monitored carefully by administrators and academics at Baylor University. Everyone, please behave in a fashion appropriate to that knowledge. Real careers and reputations are on the line.

Leslie

The reputation damaging claims in this thread are that there are Title IX investigations into TD ongoing. Baylor administrators already know whether there are such investigations."

Actually, there is no Title IX 'investigator' in the business who does anything but run interference for university administration by concocting a pretext for firing anyone who might bring bad publicity to the institution. The more people gossip about you, the more likely you are to be a liability, and the more certain that a Title IX thug will be sent to 'investigate' you (that is, find or concoct a story that supports firing you).

Liang

15 day(s) ago

Anaximenes is right when it comes to Title IX. Laura Kipnis and her ordeal give ample evidence of this -- Title IX is by no means always or obviously a tool of justice. More like a weapon.

Posidonius

15 day(s) ago

Hilarious how the metabros eat their own.

Immanuel

Most of the metabros are liberals, how is TD one of their own?

Allama

15 day(s) ago

Hilarious how the metabros eat their own.

Immanuel

Most of the metabros are liberals, how is TD one of their own?

Posidonius

White man who thinks he deserves better and thinks minorities have it easy?

Prodicus

15 day(s) ago

Hilarious how the metabros eat their own.

Immanuel

Most of the metabros are liberals, how is TD one of their own?

Posidonius

White man who thinks he deserves better and thinks minorities have it easy?

Allama

This forum has evolved substantially since earlier "metablog" type places first emerged, and I think its reputation has lagged. Threads like this show that there's a significant contingent of feminist types here (the opposite of metabros, if you will) who are quite willing to use this anonymous forum to accomplish their political aims in the profession.

Umberto

14 day(s) ago

Trent Dougherty is now virtue-signaling on social media about women's issues to deflect attention. Pathetic.

Johannes

14 day(s) ago

Trent Dougherty is now virtue-signaling on social media about women's issues to deflect attention. Pathetic.

Umberto

Not that this thread ever had anything of value in it, but it's definitely time for it to die when it turns into a running update about what TD says on social media.

Protagoras

14 day(s) ago

What's going to happen is always what happens. Trent has acted inappropriately towards female grad students at Baylor and elsewhere. But nothing is going to happen because the targets of his perverted attention have more to lose than gain by putting their credibility on the line. For as many people that find Trent insufferable, there are as many neckbeards who worship the man. And if you're a woman in Christian philosophy, the Trentian neckbeards overpopulate Evangelical Philosophical Society and Society for Christian Philosophers enough to make your life miserable.

The best we can hope for is that enough people find out about Trent being a problem that female students learn that Baylor is not a safe environment for graduate studies and that conference organizers start ghosting Trent. The neckbeards can complain about anonymous allegations, but at the end of the day, these whisper networks are essential to making philosophy a safe place for women when institutions like Baylor won't do anything, victims are strongly incentivized not to stick their necks out, and roaming neckbeards care more about protecting their mentor.

So if you're a Christian philosopher reading this who is supervising students making PhD decisions or organizing conferences, I think you owe it to your students at the very least to ask around about these allegations and be prepared to act accordingly. And if you're a neckbeard working with Trent at Baylor, it isn't too late! There is time to switch. There are other fine Christian philosophers at Baylor who are probably better than Trent at philosophy and definitely better at treating female graduate students with respect.

Francis

14 day(s) ago

The vast majority of Trent's publications are invited, and, among those invited papers, most are for philosophy of religion volumes or collections. Here's a first step for those reading with influence. Trent should stop getting those invitations.

Gersonides

14 day(s) ago

Did he rape anyone, like Coursier did in Oxford?

Averroes

14 day(s) ago

I don't think so. What I've heard about makes him more of a McGinn than a Ketland.

Did he rape anyone, like Coursier did in Oxford?

Gersonides

Lisa

14 day(s) ago

Did he rape anyone, like Coursier did in Oxford?

Gersonides

Why don't you ask the undergrad carrying his baby?

Anthony

14 day(s) ago

Mods really need to shut this thread down.

Carole

14 day(s) ago

Mods really need to shut this thread down.

Sidney

14 day(s) ago

Who Trent follows on Instagram is telling. Below is an eyebrow-raising sampling that doesn’t include the many female Baylor undergraduate accounts he follows. If you want to see for yourself, his account is public. But check fast. I suspect that and who he follows will change soon.

https://www.instagram.com/soashleymarie

https://www.instagram.com/gypsygrrrrl

https://www.instagram.com/blacktapeproject

Galen

14 day(s) ago

Who Trent follows on Instagram is telling. Below is an eyebrow-raising sampling that doesn’t include the many female Baylor undergraduate accounts he follows. If you want to see for yourself, his account is public. But check fast. I suspect that and who he follows will change soon.

https://www.instagram.com/soashleymarie

https://www.instagram.com/gypsygrrrrl

https://www.instagram.com/blacktapeproject

Sidney

Oh. My. God.

It's almost as if he's sexually attracted to women. Sickening. Truly shameful. He should be banished from polite society at once.

Emanuel

14 day(s) ago

Who Trent follows on Instagram is telling. Below is an eyebrow-raising sampling that doesn’t include the many female Baylor undergraduate accounts he follows. If you want to see for yourself, his account is public. But check fast. I suspect that and who he follows will change soon.

https://www.instagram.com/soashleymarie

https://www.instagram.com/gypsygrrrrl

https://www.instagram.com/blacktapeproject

Sidney

Are straight male professors supposed to pretend they don't enjoy looking at pictures of hot bikini models?

Edmund

14 day(s) ago

I share every pornhub video I watch on facebook. I type up an analysis of each shot in the comments that would make Roger Ebert proud. Screencaps of my favorite frames. Anything less would be dishonest, and hiding my masculinity from those who should know of it. If you don't do this, too, you are pretending to be an asexual soy boy. Hell, you might just be an asexual soy boy.

Adam

14 day(s) ago

Who Trent follows on Instagram is telling... many female Baylor undergraduate accounts.

Sidney

He Snapchats with many of them as well.

Almost as though he's clueless about what appropriate behavior with undergrads is.

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