Privilege. Or “rights”. Much the same thing, really. Leaving aside the “I have a right to perform bodily functions in public” aspect; leaving aside the “you have no right to have any feelings on the issue, and even inwardly reacting ‘eww! Squick!’ is a violation of my rights” bit; what grabs me is that this professor thought nothing of bringing her little disease vector into a classroom of students without the power to say no.
Life under a matriarchy is just like life under a patriarchy in that respect – the powerful do as they wish, and the powerless have to endure it. The only difference is content: what the powerful want to use their power to do.