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Students Role-play Sadomasochism in Toronto University’s Sexual Diversity Program
LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/26/06 | Gudrun Schultz

Posted on 10/28/2006 10:32:32 AM PDT by wagglebee

TORONTO, Ontario, October 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - University of Toronto students in the Sexual Diversity Studies program explore sadomasochism, bondage and domination as part of an “academic” approach to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, Reuters reported October 20.

Described as “edgy,” the Sexual Diversity Studies program is one of the largest of its kind in North America. Students and teachers defend the program as a serious approach to sexual issues.

“It’s not sexy sex sex, where we’re talking about whips and chains, but we will talk about whips and chains,” graduating student Robbie Morgan told Reuters. “We’ll talk about whips and chains in a political, social, cultural, religious context of sexuality and how that sexuality affects those institutions.”

Program director David Rayside told Reuters the content emphasis is often misunderstood.

“It’s a very serious analytical exercise and it isn’t what a lot of people think it is.”

Program courses include an arts and literature course called “Queerly Canadian,” and a drama class called “Sexual Performance: Case Studies in S/M (sadomasochism).”

“Visiting lecturers will address technical aspects of flogging, restraint, and role-play,” the University’s website course description explains. “Students will ‘research’ questions (e.g. what constitutes coercion? Consent? Control? Submission? Can sexual practices transform our understanding of power?) by the optional performance of selected scenes.”

“Queerly Canadian” asks students to look at how a “queer” perspective of identity could contribute to an “alternative national politics.”

Other courses include “Theories of Sexuality” and “Sexual Diversity Politics.” Created in 1998, the program offers both Major and Minor disciplines and is hoping to establish a Masters program within the next few years.

Sexual “diversity” has become an increasingly central emphasis of the University of Toronto’s social policy over the past decade. In 2003, then-president Robert Birgeneau wrote in the Toronto Star that the University had made “great progress” in ensuring the comfort level of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer” students.

“If anything is needed now, it is to move beyond the institutional level of acceptance to broad awareness and to celebrate sexual diversity on our campuses,” Birgeneau wrote, “in much the same way that we celebrate our remarkable ethnic and cultural diversity.”

The Sexual Diversity program received a $1 million ($900,000) donation last week from Canadian winemaker Mark Bonham to expand the curriculum, Reuters reported.

To express concerns:

Contact University of Toronto President David Naylor
president@utoronto.ca

See related LifeSiteNews coverage:

U of Toronto President Hails Sexual 'Diversity'
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2003/nov/03110504.html



TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; perversityeducation; sadomasochism
Described as “edgy,” the Sexual Diversity Studies program is one of the largest of its kind in North America. Students and teachers defend the program as a serious approach to sexual issues.

It's immoral and perverse, not "edgy" and serious.

1 posted on 10/28/2006 10:32:34 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 10/28/2006 10:32:55 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: GMMAC; fanfan

Canada Ping.


3 posted on 10/28/2006 10:33:38 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

This, of course, is quite obscene....


4 posted on 10/28/2006 10:33:45 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole.)
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To: Republicanprofessor; mcvey; JamesP81

Education Ping.


5 posted on 10/28/2006 10:34:12 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Isn't that special .. parents spend thousands of dollars so their kids can learn kinky sex


6 posted on 10/28/2006 10:35:12 AM PDT by Mo1 (GET OUT AND VOTE - SAY NO TO DEMOCRATS)
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To: wagglebee

man, I betcha the information learned is REAL useful during a job interview..


7 posted on 10/28/2006 10:35:46 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (At 53, I'm already thinkin about goin home before I get to where I'm goin...:-))
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To: wagglebee

But it is forbidden to mention Christ in the classroom.


8 posted on 10/28/2006 10:38:56 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: wagglebee

A sexual perversity program..


9 posted on 10/28/2006 10:39:38 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Or abstinence.


10 posted on 10/28/2006 10:40:15 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
It's professors getting their rocks off while indoctrinating future playmates victims .
11 posted on 10/28/2006 10:40:56 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: wagglebee

Being utterly amoral,these freaks don't even *pretend* to be ashamed or embarrassed.


12 posted on 10/28/2006 10:45:39 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Depends on the job.


13 posted on 10/28/2006 10:46:17 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: wagglebee
How about goat humping 101 - An introductory course to islam.
14 posted on 10/28/2006 10:46:33 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: wagglebee; GMMAC; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; ...
Canada ping.

Please send me a FReepmail to get on or off this Canada ping list.

15 posted on 10/28/2006 10:47:25 AM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: wagglebee
“If anything is needed now, it is to move beyond the institutional level of acceptance to broad awareness and to celebrate sexual diversity on our campuses,” Birgeneau wrote, “in much the same way that we celebrate our remarkable ethnic and cultural diversity.”



Uh huh As we have said all along........beyond acceptance. How many parents would send their kids to a college and pay all the money to have them in these courses? These people needs a moral compass, desperately, they are totally morally lost!

It's high time we reenact laws for decency and proper public behavior. Heck, that alone would ban the parades these perverts hold. Celebrating sexual deviancy is just that, indecent and perverse.
16 posted on 10/28/2006 10:48:11 AM PDT by gidget7 (Political Correctness is Marxism with a nose job)
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To: wagglebee; eeevil conservative; Right_in_Virginia; Kuksool; Torie

Was the play written by Jim Webb?


17 posted on 10/28/2006 10:49:28 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Nihilism is at the heart of Islamic culture)
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To: Clintonfatigued

BJ Klintoon!


18 posted on 10/28/2006 10:50:32 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Mo1

Yes these parents are spending plenty and the fact is they can learn it all for free at almost any queer bar.


19 posted on 10/28/2006 10:52:48 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: wagglebee

“It’s not sexy sex sex, where we’re talking about whips and chains, but we will talk about whips and chains,” graduating student Robbie Morgan told Reuters.

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Sounds like this graduating student does not have much to show for her education in terms of intelligent thought or discourse.


20 posted on 10/28/2006 10:55:30 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: Our man in washington

I don't want to be on the recieving end of this course.


21 posted on 10/28/2006 10:57:26 AM PDT by chemicalman (Doing my part to maintain global warming/cooling.)
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To: wagglebee

“If anything is needed now, it is to move beyond the institutional level of acceptance to broad awareness and to celebrate sexual diversity on our campuses,” Birgeneau wrote, “in much the same way that we celebrate our remarkable ethnic and cultural diversity.”

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Hey! He's discriminating against the people who have other perversions. What about the Canadians who like to have sex with corpses or with goats? On second thought, I probably should not send him an e-mail addressing such, as next year's course would most likely include other deviant behaviors.


22 posted on 10/28/2006 10:58:39 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: wagglebee

Like moths attracted to candle flames. They are attracted to what will kill them - if not physically, at least mentally, and most assuredly spiritually.


23 posted on 10/28/2006 11:02:13 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: gidget7

How many parents would send their kids to a college and pay all the money to have them in these courses?

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Agreed. But don't you think a college student, who is, after all, 18 or over, should have enough moral clarity on his own to steer clear of such deviance?


24 posted on 10/28/2006 11:02:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

man, I betcha the information learned is REAL useful during a job interview..

Actually, that might not be so farfetched with all the stuff happening nowadays.


25 posted on 10/28/2006 11:03:47 AM PDT by moog
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To: FormerACLUmember

Who'd want to in this classroom?


26 posted on 10/28/2006 11:04:08 AM PDT by moog
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

These aren't professors. They aren't deserving of that title.


27 posted on 10/28/2006 11:04:43 AM PDT by moog
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To: Bigg Red

It was WHIPS and CHAINS BEFORE it was WHIPS AND CHAINS. Geez, I thought everyone got that type of stuff. Kerry sure did.


28 posted on 10/28/2006 11:06:07 AM PDT by moog
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To: Bigg Red
What happens to students who are so sickened by these classes that they actually vomit, suffer an anxiety attack, have lingering psychological stress issues and are forced to drop the class or even reduced to dropping out of university? Are they further penalized as lacking appreciation for diversity? Do they have legal recourse under the so-called *diversity* laws? Who is being open and sensitive to their beliefs and feelings?

For example, I have been unable to read the threads on the prosecution of the immigrant father who circumcised his daughter. I have a visceral reaction that will actually last for several minutes. I do recall back in the late 60s being advised to work on my acceptance of Anglo Saxon epithets and even to practice repeating them until they lost all ability to trigger any sort of reaction. This was by fellow students and not in any class, but I have to say that it worked.

At what point are the sensibilities of a nation changed to the point where all that is being encouraged in the area of perversion is boring? While I really don't want to know what follows that, I am afraid we will all soon find out.
29 posted on 10/28/2006 11:09:16 AM PDT by reformedliberal ("Eliminate the mullahs and Islam shall disappear in fifty years." Ayatollah Khomeini)
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To: wagglebee

Well... being able to tie a good knot can come in handy from time to time, I suppose...


30 posted on 10/28/2006 11:09:29 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

"man, I betcha the information learned is REAL useful during a job interview.."

It depends what you plan to do. If your career ambitions are in the pornography industry, this kind of class may prove useful. Otherwise, it's just perversity indoctrination.


31 posted on 10/28/2006 12:35:18 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: wagglebee
Sexual Diversity Studies program

Do they pass the sheep around in class to let all of the guys be "diverse" with it? Then what for the women, a dog, a horse?

32 posted on 10/28/2006 1:02:50 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Being utterly amoral,these freaks don't even *pretend* to be ashamed or embarrassed.

Here's something I read here at FR yesterday about the Dixie Chicks.

[...only after having been put through a strainer to rid it of anything that might be vaguely offensive to Bible Belt sensibilities. Maines is a generation removed from those conventions, however, and seems eager to buck them. At one point in the film, while jokingly playing to the idea that her career as a singer might be over, she tests her mettle as a songwriter: "I gave a lot of blowjobs, but didn't kiss any ass."]

Kinda shows you the mentality we're fighting in todays society.

33 posted on 10/28/2006 3:06:07 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Do they pass the sheep around in class to let all of the guys be "diverse" with it? Then what for the women, a dog, a horse?

Heck no, they clone them.


34 posted on 10/28/2006 3:48:33 PM PDT by moog
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To: wagglebee

Nothing new. Liberals are forcing us endure their pervert fantasies. We are all Masochists.


35 posted on 10/28/2006 5:40:00 PM PDT by DTA (Mr. President, Condy is asleep at the wheel !)
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"David Rayside teaches at University College, the University of Toronto, where he helped to create their Sexual Diversity Studies Programme, the Committee on Homophobia and the Rainbow Triangle Alumni Association. He was an active member of the Right to Privacy Committee (RTPC) and a collective member of the Body Politic (Toronto), an early Canadian lesbian/gay newspaper."
36 posted on 10/31/2006 9:02:33 AM PST by redstates4ever
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