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I got an A in Phallus 101
Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/7/06 | Charlotte Allen

Posted on 01/07/2007 6:56:22 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom

The "dirty dozen" list of "America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses" is out — and Los Angeles-area institutions of higher learning have walked away with one-fourth of the ranked honors (or dishonors). Occidental College, an 1,800-student liberal arts school in Eagle Rock, is the only college on the list to collect not one but two citations for excellence at offering trendy theories of gender, skin color and white-male oppression at the expense of actual academic content.

UCLA didn't fare badly either, with one citation. And believe me, the competition was stiff. The Southern California colleges were competing against such nationally recognized PC heavyweights as Cornell, Amherst, the University of Michigan and, of course, Duke.

The list comes from the Young America's Foundation, a 40-year-old nonprofit funded by conservative individuals and foundations. Its No. 1 slot this year for bizarre class offerings went to Occidental, for a course called "The Phallus."

No, it's not a biology course. It's a survey, offered by Oxy's department of critical theory and social justice, of "feminist and queer takings-on of the phallus." Topics include "the relation between the phallus and the penis, the meaning of the phallus, phallologocentrism, the lesbian phallus, the Jewish phallus, the Latino phallus, and the relation of the phallus and fetishism."

You might wonder how a lesbian can have a phallus, or whether it's possible to say "phallologocentrism" three times without tripping on your tongue, but if so, it's likely that you won't be getting an "A" from Occidental professor Jeffrey Tobin, who is teaching the course this spring semester.

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To: GSlob
"You might wonder how a lesbian can have a phallus. . .

Wouldn't that be a logical phallusy?"

This line of reasoning is fellatious.

Nice puns.

Really, both of you are cunning linguists!

51 posted on 01/07/2007 11:45:38 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Charles Henrickson

Sorry, meant to ping you as well to #51!


52 posted on 01/07/2007 11:46:48 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Charles Henrickson
That discussion always gets cut short after a week.

Then you turned to your friend and said, "We have to pass the course, otherwise, they're going to phallus!"
53 posted on 01/07/2007 11:51:48 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: BenLurkin

Me an Mabel found this rock in a National Park out west.

It wuz the only one in the park that didnt have a name wif a little sign tellin folks wut its name wuz.

Wonder why?

http://buckandmabelsbigadventure.blogspot.com/2006/12/king-kongs-dong.html


54 posted on 01/08/2007 12:02:09 AM PST by Wacahootie
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Millee; Xenalyte

I kid you not, I took this course in 2nd grade: The phallic theory centered around an oppressive partiarchal system with three characters name Sally, Dick and Jane. It was gratifying when Dick found Spot.


55 posted on 01/08/2007 12:25:39 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: Wacahootie

I never knew King Kong was Jewish!


56 posted on 01/08/2007 12:34:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Tell Tom Vilsack to WEAR THE BEAR!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
If I had enrolled in such classes, and my Father received the bill, my university career would have been very brief indeed!

The author was absolutely dead-on with her assessment that CAREFULLY crafted courses of study have been traded for a hodge-podge of meaningless B.S. The new style "touchy-feely" classes don't teach anything but pseudo-academic double-speak--and they certainly don't prepare anyone for a meaningful vocation! I don't see this changing unless/until corporations start complaining that they can't find acceptable management prospects! Oops. Sorry, I think that's already happening, isn't it? Its the reason we need so many foreign tech/management worker visas issued every year.

I was pleased to see, though, that the article was in the LA Times. I almost fainted!
57 posted on 01/08/2007 1:25:09 AM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I'm very proud of the fact that I took too courses in slang in college. They certainly were a lot more interesting than the Keynesian economics and (socialist) poly sci courses I endured.


58 posted on 01/08/2007 2:10:23 AM PST by ravinson
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Which would lead me to conclude that the lesbian phallus is, in fact, a strap-on.

Did you know they make special cabinets to store 'em?


59 posted on 01/08/2007 2:33:15 AM PST by Watery Tart (I only know this because HQ is here in Wisconsin....)
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To: Charles Henrickson; mikrofon

60 posted on 01/08/2007 2:59:32 AM PST by martin_fierro (Hey, I'm just sayin')
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To: martin_fierro
You can clam up now I'm here, mr. fungii.


61 posted on 01/08/2007 3:46:21 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (SAY NO TO RUDY!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I didn't even know it was a class; here I was, all these years, doing my own independent research! :)


62 posted on 01/08/2007 5:37:49 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: martin_fierro

Oh, God. With all the rain we're having here in the northeast, I'll be seeing that hidious thing all over my neighborhood. Uck!


63 posted on 01/08/2007 5:54:38 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

Woah! What a post to wake up to!

LOL


64 posted on 01/08/2007 6:26:55 AM PST by Mad Dawg (horate hoti ex ergon dikaioutai anthropos kai ouk ek pisteos monon; Jas 2:24)
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To: martin_fierro

65 posted on 01/08/2007 6:30:47 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I got an A in Phallus 101

Good work. Keep it up!
66 posted on 01/08/2007 6:33:02 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Lokibob

My My, I can see you would never flunk that course!LOL


67 posted on 01/08/2007 6:34:00 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: BenLurkin
I have often thought that the US Park Service should commission a pair of geodesic domes to be built adjacent to the Washington monument, and perhaps a grove of trees on the opposite side.

After all, if we're going to have a national phallic symbol, let's not be coy about it...

68 posted on 01/08/2007 6:35:23 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Oxy's department of critical theory and social justice

Can you imagine this department's staff meetings? Talk about a miserable assembly of the world's most perpetually pissed-off people . . .

69 posted on 01/08/2007 6:35:42 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

2007 Chevy Phallus

;o)
70 posted on 01/08/2007 6:37:05 AM PST by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: LIConFem

If made to feminist standards it has a two cylinder engine and its a hybrid rated for 100 miles and the batteries are super expensive. Of course if you actually use it you only get about 5 miles to the gallon.


71 posted on 01/08/2007 6:43:48 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: singfreedom

real classes are hard to teach.

BS classes mean nobody can question a professor's wacked out beliefs.


72 posted on 01/08/2007 6:48:47 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro; mikrofon

Then there's their course about the Clinton administration:

"The Rise and Phallus of the Roamin' (Sink) Emperor"


73 posted on 01/08/2007 6:56:55 AM PST by mikrofon (It could be Hugh bris!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

"I never knew King Kong was Jewish!"

Be careful.
The Islamonuts will be claiming that this rock is proof that they are telling the truth.


74 posted on 01/08/2007 7:16:43 AM PST by rogator
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To: martin_fierro
...but I am a fungii to be with.

head in hands - long moooooaaaaaaaaaannn

75 posted on 01/08/2007 7:57:27 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: FreedomCalls

Where I worked while in the Army in the 70's;

http://www.ccc.de/teufelsberg/


76 posted on 01/08/2007 8:14:37 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( The anti-American socialists can stop calling themselves Americans now. ><BCC>NRA)
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To: LIConFem

77 posted on 01/08/2007 9:22:51 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: martin_fierro; BJClinton; Dallas59


78 posted on 01/08/2007 9:24:47 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom


Senator Charles Putzhead will be the special guest lecturer.


79 posted on 01/08/2007 9:28:24 AM PST by OESY
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Does anybody actually know a person who has taken such a worthless class?

Yes, and their parents are brainless liberals, so it wasn't a surprise.

Would you let your kids enroll in such worthless classes?

When my kids pay their own way to college, they can take all the worthless courses they want. But not as long as I'm paying.

80 posted on 01/08/2007 9:51:57 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: BenLurkin

81 posted on 01/08/2007 10:00:11 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The American military does not lose wars. The American politician, however, does.)
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To: LIConFem; SortaBichy

Punchline, as she says, "Ah, that explains the red Corvette!"


82 posted on 01/08/2007 10:04:04 AM PST by ErnBatavia (recent nightmare: Googled up "Helen Thomas nude"....)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Who's the idiot, the school or the parent paying for this?


83 posted on 01/08/2007 10:18:23 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I'm quite sure there a a number of people (I have a brother-in-law named Tobias who comes to my mind) whose interest in such a course would be pricked.


84 posted on 01/08/2007 10:20:28 AM PST by Michael Bluth
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Sounds like a hard course.


85 posted on 01/08/2007 10:24:05 AM PST by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: FreedomCalls

86 posted on 01/08/2007 10:31:56 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: singfreedom
I don't see this changing unless/until corporations start complaining that they can't find acceptable management prospects!

College and job performance really don't have much of a relationship anyway. Employers have never really cared that much about college records. It used to guarantee minimal skills. Now even that is questionable.

But despite their college educations, (which are little more than schools of vice these days), most graduates go on to lead productive lives.

87 posted on 01/08/2007 10:37:25 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Phallocracy is another academia nut word. It gets about 1000 hits on Google.


88 posted on 01/08/2007 10:40:11 AM PST by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: FreedomCalls; BenLurkin; martin_fierro
I've always thought the best symbols are the ones that actually DO something!


89 posted on 01/08/2007 10:59:11 AM PST by Dr._Joseph_Warren
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To: martin_fierro

Rush was just talking about this on his show, mf. I think he does a search on you daily.


90 posted on 01/08/2007 11:36:25 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: MaxMax

Careful: in this context, that could make many people wince!


91 posted on 01/08/2007 11:41:31 AM PST by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: GSlob

>> This line of reasoning is fellatious. <<

You're a cunning linguist!


92 posted on 01/08/2007 11:43:11 AM PST by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: Lokibob

>> I met a girl from Occidental that took that course. She said that the American Indian had the largest penis, and the American Jew had the hardest. I introduced my self as Tonto Goldfarb. <<

On a bus to a counsellor for nymphomaniacs:

"I only like cowboys and Jews."

"Slappy Goldstein; nice to meet ya!"


93 posted on 01/08/2007 11:45:54 AM PST by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: sully777

I'm confused: Isn't that Governor Bush's state?


94 posted on 01/08/2007 11:48:20 AM PST by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: Dumb_Ox

Aw, geez... Thanks to you, it now gets 1001!


95 posted on 01/08/2007 11:49:47 AM PST by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: republican4ever

The author claims that many church entrances purposely resemble a woman's, um...you know.


96 posted on 01/08/2007 12:05:41 PM PST by soupcon
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To: Fierce Allegiance

A Geoduck!


97 posted on 01/08/2007 12:41:46 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgences of society's understanding.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Can I enroll in the course if I'm not a master debater?


98 posted on 01/08/2007 1:11:56 PM PST by highimpact
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To: Blue Collar Christian
OMG! That's hilarious. That can't have not been foreseen by the architect.
99 posted on 01/08/2007 2:12:50 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: highimpact

Ah, but it sounds to me like you are.

So, we've got two cunning linguists and a master debater!


100 posted on 01/08/2007 3:19:41 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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