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Uproar at Brooklyn College after professor compares sex assault to ‘spin the bottle’

October 04, 2018 - 4:03 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- As sexual assault allegations swirl around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Brooklyn College students are creating a storm of their own.

They're demanding that administrators fire a professor who they believe marginalized sexual assault by a teenage boy in a blog post, CNN reported.

"The Democrats have discovered that 15-year-olds play spin-the-bottle, and they have jumped on a series of supposed spin-the-bottle crimes during (Supreme Court nominee Brett) Kavanaugh's minority, which they characterize as rape, although no one complained or reported any crime for 40 years."

The teacher claims it was an attempt at satire, but nobody on campus seems to be laughing.

Mitchell Langbert, a 20-year veteran business professor wrote, "if someone didn't commit sexual assault in high school then he is not a member of the male sex."

Langbert added a shot at the Democratic party as well.

"A party of tutu-wearing pansies, totalitarian sissies who lack virility, a sense of decency, or the masculine judgment that has characterized the greatest civilizations."

The blog post was re-posted in a private group to some 5,000 students and alumni -- some of whom were outraged. Now, they want Langbert fired.

"To have someone in a position of power espousing sexual assault is not a joke. It's something that needs to be taken seriously," Corinne Greene of the campus group Young Progressives of America said.

Langbert, 64, teaches on the weekends and says the post was parody. He apologized to anyone who was offended.

"I was trying to be satirical, but I guess I'm no Jonathan Swift," he said, "I appreciated that it may have been in bad taste and I have apologized for that and I will again. I'm sorry people got offended. I didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings or cause them to not feel respected. I honestly didn't expect them to read it."

Brooklyn College provost Ann Lopes condemned the blog's commentary, but said, "the first amendment protects even speech that is considered offensive." She said the school is planning a forum to discuss the issue.