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Let’s hear it for the breaking down of hegemonic structures

The latest instalment of what is becoming a regular feature: admiring the work of academics at places which, these days, we must call universities. This week let’s hear it for Professor Eric ‘Gumby’ Anderson, who lectures in Sports Sociology at the King Alfred Teacher Training College, or Winchester University as it is now known. One of his addresses to students is reported to have contained the following:

  • ‘I’m going to cuss a lot and I’m going to break down all kinds of hegemonic structures. If you’re offended by discussions of anal sex, vaginal sex, rimming, cheating, having cum all over [your] face then you should probably leave.’
  • Claiming to have had sex with ‘easily over a thousand people.’
  • ‘I like sex with 16, 17, 18 year old boys particularly, it’s getting harder for me to get them but I’m still finding them… I hope between the age of 43 and the time I die I can have sex with another thousand, that would be awesome, even if I have to buy them, of course, not a problem, you pay for all kinds of entertainment and pleasure.’

He also explained that he and his boyfriend like to travel on cruise ships because ‘it’s like sex tourism, which is just amazing’ and ‘I always screw the dancers’. He went on to say:

‘We stop at a different port every night, go to a gay club every night and have sex with people… you don’t need to know their names’.

I am grateful to Christian Concern for alerting me to Prof Anderson’s excellent work. And of course I’m grateful to Prof Anderson for breaking down those hegemonic structures. A pain in the arse, hegemonic structures, in my experience.

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