Technology has made it a lot easier to embarrass yourself.
The Snapchat app, for instance, makes it possible to take a “temporary” photo with your phone and send it to someone. The photo is supposed to disappear from your friend’s phone after a few seconds, but what’s to stop him or her from capturing a screenshot?
So, call me a crusty, old-fashioned curmudgeon if you will, but I think taking nude photos of yourself and sending them hither and yon across the Internets is a bad idea.
A teaching assistant at the University of Iowa would likely agree. Reports are that the young lady accidentally attached a zip file of nude photos to a homework assignment email she sent to about 80 students.
It didn’t take long for people for figure out the problem. The teacher seems to have been “sexting” with her boyfriend on Google Hangouts and somehow animated GIFs of both video feeds were archived. That archive was mistakenly attached to her email.
I will pause a moment while you go check your Google Hangouts archive settings.
Are you back? Let’s continue.
TotalFratMove.com, in an attempt to convey empathy, writes “It may be a rough semester for her.”
But you have to give her credit, a later update to the story says she arrived on time the next day to teach business math. A “tipster” reports “nothing happened” but the lecture was “very awkward.”
The school has not punished her.
“The individual who sent the messages has stated that it was an accident. She regrets her actions,” University of Iowa spokesman Tom Moore said in a USA Today article.
If she was an older male professor and the students were all female would the university’s reaction be the same?
Good question. Please download this attachment to see the solution.
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