Mansfield after Dark

The Harvard Crimson is reporting that “students in Eliot House said they were offended” — horrors! — by a speech on undergraduate sex by Professor Harvey Mansfield. The most interesting part was the following:

Students said they were offended when Mansfield said the only gentlemen left were either gay or conservative.

Immediately afterwards came the following, entirely without irony:

�If I was a gay man I�d be offended,� said Rebecca Goetz, a fourth year graduate student in history who attended the speech as a guest of an Eliot undergraduate.

Boy, that just takes the taco. Where should I begin? That it was offensive for Mansfield to say that gays are gentlemanly towards women? That Rebecca doesn’t think conservatives should be offended as well? Her refusal to use the subjunctive? Beautiful.

Via Andrew Sullivan.