Skip to comments.Fighting the Campus Porno Culture
Posted on 12/15/2012 10:55:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Last week, when I wrote about the pornification of American college campuses, many readers expressed their loss of hope in the current generation of students, as well as the administrators who encourage such a debased culture.
If my column made you weep for the future, youll probably be even more disheartened by the book I referenced last week, Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad by Nathan Harden. The book is an expose of how, in the words of Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain, some of our nations finest universities have allowed themselves to become cesspools of perversion.
Some of the most shocking examples come from Sex Week at Yale, which Harden covers in detail. Activities have included sex tutorials, lectures by corporate suits from the porn industry, and a violent BDSM demonstration by porn star Madison Young. (Charmingly, Young performed for students in the buff.)
Harden shows time and again that campus porno culture demands a there shalt be no judgment mentality when it comes to sexuality. This commandment applies even to practices that are dangerous or dehumanizing for the participants. In one example, porn star Buck Angel was attacked for suggesting the adult film industry has a moral responsibility to promote condom use. The audience clearly rejected the notion that sex should involve moral responsibility to anyone or anything. Health, well-being, and safety dont matterjust so long as everyone is consenting.
But Harden also mentions a decidedly different event that took place at Sex Week: a talk called A Philosophical Defense of the Sexual Counterrevolution, sponsored by Yales Anscombe Society.
I first heard about the Anscombe Society in 2007, when I was a 21-year-old college student interning in Washington, DC. Counterrevolutionary is a fitting description for this group of students, who want to move from saying what is permissible to what is right and what is good. Anscombe chapters have flourished on Ivy League campuses, where porno culture is most extreme.
During my freshman orientation program, I was required to attend a presentation called Sex Signals, which aims at informing students about sexual assault, says Luciana Milano, a member of Harvards Anscombe Society. However, the crude and offensive presentation gave me a taste of a broader message, one which completely ignores the moral dimension of human sexuality.
Needless to say, students who acknowledge a moral dimension of sexuality are often treated like pariahs in this environment. When Harvards Anscombe Society ran a poster campaign last Valentines Day, they were defaced and torn down by angry students. Two of Milanos female classmates wrote into the school paper, calling the group sexist and the poster campaign demeaning and offensive. They tossed around the name Sandra Fluke. (And here I assumed Harvard students would be more creative!) On college campuses, porn star lookalike contests arent considered demeaning and offensive to female students, but posters promoting love and commitment are.
Through their sexual health programming, course reading lists, and administrative policies, many of todays colleges and universities reinforce the attitude that anything goes in matters of sex so long as it is consensual, says Caitlin Seery of the Love and Fidelity Network, an umbrella organization that supports Anscombe. Conversation surrounding sex on college campuses is therefore often one-sided, making it difficult for those who believe and live otherwise.
The Anscombe Society rejects the notion that any sexual activity deemed consensual is therefore exempt from analysis or criticism. They said so loud and clear when Harvard granted official recognition to Munch, a student BDSM group.
Consent does not make a violent, abusive, or humiliating act suddenly non-violent, non-abusive, or non-humiliating, the Anscombe Society wrote in a press release. The bottom line is this: If you think there isnt enough violence, abuse, and humiliation in the world, then you should support the recognition and funding of groups dedicated to associating sexuality with these social evils. If you think that there is already too much violence, abuse, and humiliation in the world, then you should join us in asking Harvard to reconsider its support for this group.
Thats quite a diversion from the anything-goes, who-are-we-to-judge orthodoxy imposed by campus porno culture. After receiving complaints about the brutal BDSM demonstration during Sex Week, Yale administrators issued this statement: While the administration may find aspects of SWAY [Sex Week At Yale] distasteful and offensive, Yales policies on free expression permit students to invite the widest range of speakers.
Really, Yale? How much wimpier can you get?
Its clear to me that the young members of the Anscombe Society have more wisdom, more values, and more guts than their elders. These students deserve our support for standing up to the pornified powers that be on their campuses.
“In loco parentis” used to mean something. Now the colleges are just enablers of the corruption of youth — in body, mind and soul.
My 5 kids 19 to 26 now talk about porn like breakfast cereal. All of them grew up in a house without TV and grace is said before even a snack. They still say their grace and 3 of 5 attend churches regularly but our society has allowed porn to become the norm. To them it’s just not as surreal as it is to us.
It’s always interesting to see “shocking” things studied in detail...
Paving the road to the final two societal debases: child sacrifice and cannibalism.
I read Harden’s nook. Ashley Herzog’s article is better! Thanks for the post.
“Orgy-Porgy” - Aldous Huxley
Remember, he wrote that to show the reader how decadent was the society he was describing. That says something about our society.
We might have capitulated and "allowed" it; but before that happened, we were first subjected to a tsunami of porn. It was made so pervasive, there was little "we" could do about it.
Porn is one of the weapons of Marxists. They knew that to destroy our republican form of government, and our Western capitalist culture, they had to destroy the middle-class family first.
A pornography-pusher and member of the Marxist vanguard was Obama's mentor, Franklin Marshall Davis (called simply "Frank" in Obama's pseudo-memoir, "Dreams from My Father").
Franklin Marshall Davis was not only a Marxist "journalist" and "poet," but also a pedophile and pervert. He was involved in publishing pornography; I have seen an interesting photo (R-rated) that Davis apparently produced ... his model? Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.
Obama’s Islam will straighten this out. Women and children will suffer terribly for this cultural cleansing - the final phase of human degregation to bring down freedom and Americans.
“Paving the road to the final two societal debases: child sacrifice and cannibalism.”
53,000,000 plus and counting on the child sacrifices in place since Roe v. Wade.
Just waiting on the cannibalism...
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