Dr. Taron Burns is a sociologist by trade and has to teach a second year liberal arts course in order to satisfy the terms of his tenure appointment. He has a reputation as being a relatively easygoing teacher, a lenient marker, and all-around nice guy. This year, he’s talking about gender roles and how they help and hinder progress in broader human society. Only, something strange is happening: his class is shrinking and it seems to be the girls, without exception, who are dropping out of his class, along with some of the more timid boys. He doesn’t know what to make jockboys that stay in his class, but he certainly finds the way that they look at him distracting.
Neil Abbott is facing a landmark Supreme Court case that is easily the most important case to come before the court in a decade. This is the fight that he has spent his whole career preparing for, a defense of rights that are supposed to be inalienable. A not-so-chance encounter with a captivating man sends all that tumbling down as Neil discovers a new side of himself, and gives in to the darkness.