2 years, 10 months ago
The University of Iowa president has apologized for a remark she made to the student newspaper about sex assaults on campus.
In an interview published Feb. 18 in The Daily Iowan, President Sally Mason said she was dismayed by the reports of sexual assaults. She said “the goal would be to end that, to never have another sexual assault. That’s probably not a realistic goal just given human nature, and that’s unfortunate. …”
Criticism erupted over the phrase that includes “human nature.”
The Iowa City Press-Citizen says Mason apologized during a President’s Forum on Tuesday.
Mason said she’s been told by several people in the campus community that her remark was hurtful. She said she was “very, very sorry for any pain that my words might have caused.”
Or in other words, man is a tabula rasa and all of his malfeasance and failure to conform is about our failure to socialize him and provide him opportunities for engagement in the political discourse and meaningful labor. I know that from my college coursework, and I just forgot for a moment. Please forgive me, please forgive me, please forgive me.
And make sure that you don’t drop out of your master’s programs in social work. It really does matter. You’ll learn that in your college courses.