I feel a lot like swearing these days. But, if I do so in class, it seems I now risk being suspended.
An assistant professor at the Lancaster Branch of Harrisburg Area Community College said "fuck" in class and was suspended for it. (Read about it in Inside Higher Ed). It should be noted that he seemed to be a well-liked professor, too, without any other strikes on his record.
To my mind, it is ludicrous to suspend a faculty member for swearing--especially if the swearing wasn't directed at a student. I've sworn on occassion in class. It's just part of my style, and to poke fun at silly "shit" that is happening out there in the world.
Maybe I'll start an activist organization to protect my colleagues: Foul-Mouthed Faculty Fight Back!