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Do you remember a post I wrote two weeks ago about Hugo Schwyzer, a professor of history and gender studies at Pasadena City College (PCC) in southern California, who announced he’s taking a leave of absence from PCC to enter psychological rehab because of too much stress?

Schwyzer earned the nickname Porn Professor for “teaching” a course on pornography. The “Navigating Pornography” course garnered national headlines after Campus Reform reported on a public lecture Schwyzer had organized in February with James Deen, perhaps the biggest “star” in the porn industry.

Schwyzer blames his stress on all the criticisms he’s received for the porn course. But the “psychological rehab” he supposedly entered clearly isn’t working.

Josiah Ryan reports for Campus Reform, that on Aug. 8, 2013, the porn prof unleashed a barrage of more than 130 Tweets, saying he had planned to have sex with James Deen in front of his class during the porn star’s February 27 visit to the “Navigating Pornography” class.

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Schwyzer tweeted:

“Yes, I wanted to have my students watch me screw James Deen.”

The porn “star” who calls himself James Deen

Earlier this month, Schwyzer announced he had cancelled the controversial “Navigating Pornography” class for the fall to take a leave of absence and enter psychological rehab because of the negative media attention his class garnered.

Among his barrage of tweets, the porn prof also claimed he had successfully used classroom invitations to bed porn stars in the past: “I fucked porn stars I met through my classes.”

Schwyzer also confessed to sexting another porn star, having sexual relations with his female students, and sometimes having sex in order to gain promotion at the college: “Sometimes, I fucked my way into a gig.”

Schwyzer offered the disclaimer that the tweets were the product of a “manic episode” he was experiencing: “Let me be clear: I have a serious mental illness. But that is an explanation, not an excuse, for the harm I’ve inflicted.”

William E. Thompson

William E. Thompson

PCC administrators, while condemning some of Schwyzer’s actions, refuse to fire him.

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The Pasadena Star News reported that PCC Trustee William E. Thomson said this is “clearly not the type of conduct we want from any of our professors or faculty. It’s unlike Mr. [Anthony] Wiener where he has to face the electorate. We face a number of lawful constraints in what we can do.”

Hugo SchwyzerMeanwhile, as Pasadena City College administrators remain suspended in paralysis, the Porn Professor continues his mad tweeting. Here’s a sample from his latest Tweets on Aug. 12:

12 Aug

The point is that I’m sui generis. I’m not symptomatic of a problem in feminism, I’m a reminder of what manipulative mentally ill can do.

12 Aug

I know many of my former friends feel deeply betrayed. I am sorry. The dishonesty/manipulativeness is in my nature, embedded.

12 Aug

It’s ridonkulous that editors should have been able to guess at my nature and intent. I’m borderline sociopathic with talent for duplicity

Higher Education is so edifying!

Here’s contact info for Pasadena City College:

Mark Rocha

Mark Rocha

Dr. Mark Rocha, President

Pasadena City College

1570 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91106

Phone: (626) 585-7123

Email: [email protected]

Board of Trustees

Pasadena Area Community College District

1570 E. Colorado Boulevard – C235

Pasadena, CA 91106-2003

Phone: 626-585-7202

FAX: 626-585-3117

Click here for contact info for individual Trustees

~Eowyn

Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.