Thursday, November 24, 2005
Thoughts on why Universities are failing America
Hope Weissman, a women's studies professor, teaches the course Pornography: Writing of Prostitutes at Wesleyan University.
We know that the Catholic church has been struggling with the notion of how gay should a gay priest be, but never figured this type of thing would swing over to other religions.
It is amazing that this comes from a respected educational institution with a Methodist heritage.
Another big fat surprise is that the course is run by a female feminist. Hasn't it been the position of the feminist movement that practically all sex, and especially pornography, was part of the patriarchal oppression and denigration of women? Is pornography a worthy enterprise for women if they are "on top"?
Being a parent of two wonderful boys, I ask myself and others, do you want to send your children to a university where pornography is a legitimate subject? Why isn't Larry Flynt the department head?
In researching this particular university, bet you didn't know that they also have the naked dorm, the transgender dorm, the queer prom and other distortions of being normal. I wonder if Michael Savage ever thought that liberalism could be taken to such an extreme. After all, I do give him credit for acknowledging that liberalism is a mental disorder.
Universities such as Wesleyan University, San Francisco State University, the University of California-Berkeley, New York University, and the University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Chapman University, and Northwestern University, have all made their own contributions toward this trend. These universities also teach gay and lesbian studies.
I suspect that international students who come from other countries such as China and India aren't in any of these classes. I wonder if a nation of bloggers who are interested in not seeing more of their good jobs going offshore would start talking about real conversations in the blogosphere.
I wonder if we could enlist the help of folks like SecurityMonkey to help find holes in the university's IT systems and somehow make things simply disappear? No, I am not suggesting he commit a crime as this would be wrong. It would be amusing though if he took a peek around, noted some deficiencies and just happened to leave his notes on a public server located in the Middle East?
Maybe we could outsource the teaching of this course to the folks in India?