The Northwestern fucksaw incident is finally coming to a close. Professor J. Michael Bailey will officially no longer be teaching a class on human sexuality after he featured a live sex demonstration involving a toy known as a “fucksaw” in an optional lecture series this past semester. In fact, the institution will not be offering any courses on human sexuality next academic year.
On February 21, Bailey invited a man and women to demonstrate female ejaculation to about 100 students who had opted to attend the session. Ejaculation was achieved using the make-shift sex toy. Although Bailey initially defended his choice to feature such a demonstration, he quickly made a reluctant apology.
Alan Cubbage, Vice President for University Relations, released the following statement:
Northwestern University’s Department of Psychology will not offer a course in human sexuality during the 2011-12 academic year. That course was taught previously by Professor J. Michael Bailey, who will have other teaching assignments in the coming year. Courses in human sexuality are offered in a variety of academic departments in other universities, and Northwestern is reviewing how such a course best fits into the University’s curriculum. At Northwestern University, the dean of a college/school has the right and responsibility to determine course assignments.