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BC Babylon Revisited
Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 11, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 05/11/2010 7:38:19 AM PDT by bs9021

BC Babylon Revisited

Malcolm A. Kline, May 11, 2010

Faithful Catholics who send their children to Boston College (BC), and the no less devout students who matriculate there may begin to wonder what the C in the college’s acronym stands for.

On the one hand, students can receive baptism, communion and confirmation on campus. That’s not all they can get.

“The Boston College Students for Sexual Health (BCSSH), a grassroots movement of Boston College students moving to ease accessibility to condoms on campus, has recently made their new condom distribution campaign public via an online blog,” Max Bindernagel reported on April 27, 2010 in The Observer at Boston College. “Their latest promotion of prophylactics consists of ‘responsible party kits.’”

“These kits are described as such: ‘Each kit consists of two components: a set of solo cups with a condom taped to the bottom of each cup and a series of three flyers with consent and safer sex information.’”

“Any Boston College student can receive a Responsible Party Kit for free as long as they promise to hang the flyers in a visible place during their party,” the BCSSH promises. “In this way, anyone holding a cup of beer at a “Responsible Party” is also discretely provided a condom.”

At the same time, one of the flyers warns that “YES only means YES when consent is given freely, without verbal or physical threats, and not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.”

“Despite lacking official status and funding, the BCSSH website can be accessed directly from the website for the UGBC (Undergraduate Government of Boston College) alongside links to the student rights policy, menus from local restaurants, and resident assistant resources,” Bindernagel reports....

(Excerpt) Read more at academia.org ...


TOPICS: Education; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bostoncollege; catholic; education; sexuality

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