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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Porn 101

This is an update on a previous article
  • College Porn and Other Wastes of Time and Money
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    I have recently discovered what the final project is for the Porn 101 class at Wesleyan University. Each student must create a work of pornography.

    Excuse me?

    What the (Expletive Deleted) Hell is going on here? What kind of (Expletive Deleted) sick, (Expletive Deleted) perverted, classes are they teaching these days? Whatever (Expletive Deleted) (Expletive Deleted) (Expletive Deleted) piece of (Expletive Deleted) fruity retard approved this curriculum needs to be fired, and he needs to be fired now!

    Since when is it higher education to have kids produce smut for credit? With reading materials like “Hustler” magazine and various hard-core porn videos being shown in class I can just imagine what it takes to get an “A” on this final project. I can see it now: the professor is grading the final projects, if he stays flaccid you fail, if he gets a chubby you get a “C”, if he gets hard you get a “B”, and if he gets off you get an “A”. So please be as sick your imagination allows! CRAP!

    We can’t teach a class on Biblical morals because the ACLU will sue the school, but the school has carte blanche to force our kids to do porn if they want to pass a smut class! Can anybody possibly rationalize this with an intelligent argument? As far as I can figure it the rule of thumb seems to be “If it’s disgusting or evil it’s okay, but if it’s good and moral it’s not okay”. When the (Expletive Deleted) did this happen? Didn’t the exact opposite used to be true in the US? When did we go from being a people who taught morals and good behavior to a people that favor evil over good?

    This is not right.

    28 Comments:

    • There are many different campuses of Wesleyan University, which one are you referring to?

      Is this campuse a public or private one?

      By Blogger Ranando, at 6:33 AM  

    • I have to say that this has now tripped my bullshit detector. From where are you getting this information? Both IL and OH Wesleyan are liberal arts colleges founded by the United Methodist Chruch. Even if that were not so, I can't imagine any university that would allow this sort of class. The potential liability and bad press are huge.

      By Blogger Samurai Sam, at 7:01 AM  

    • We can’t teach a class on Biblical morals because the ACLU will sue the school

      Not true. I minored in philosophy at Northern Illinois University and took numerous classes on religion, including a study of the moral and ethical underpinnings of the Abrahamic religions. Granted, I wasn't a member of the faculty but I rather think I would have noticed if the ACLU had been suing the Board of Regents over conduct in the Philosophy department. That sort of thing tends to make the local news...

      By Blogger Samurai Sam, at 7:06 AM  

    • IF the final project were as you suggest, I'd agree with you. I'll agree with the others. I'm suspicious of the claim.

      For one thing, not only would they have the moralists all over them, but we feminists would be, too. IF they were required to produce exploitative porn.

      By Blogger Dan Trabue, at 7:42 AM  

    • They're coming out of the woodwork.

      How's that backtracker program working out for you ?

      Merry Christmas.

      By Anonymous LibCrusher, at 8:10 AM  

    • Take your choice, there's about a hundred links to this story here.
      But you don't want to know the truth, do you?

      It's as simple as Googling.

      http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=wesleyan+porno&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

      By Anonymous Samuraislayer, at 8:14 AM  

    • I agree with you Daniel. This is absolute (expletive deleted)!

      Your favorite clown is back.

      By Blogger Gayle, at 8:16 AM  

    • Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

      http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=wesleyan+porno&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

      It's private school.

      If it were a public school, I could see the concern but it's not, it's private.

      My advice, don't send your kids there.

      By Blogger Ranando, at 8:45 AM  

    • Why not send your kids there, clown? You obviously qualify to instruct in the Gay Porn syllabus.

      By Anonymous clownstomper, at 8:52 AM  

    • In addition to that, wrong is wrong! Doesn't matter if the school is public or private. Pornography is absolutely vile and shouldn't be on the curriculum of any school in this country.

      The Clown and people of his ilk are doing their very best to corrupt our youth. It's sickening.

      By Blogger Gayle, at 9:08 AM  

    • Hell, if our kids can survive the onslaught of horny young high school teachers, mandatory porn classes seems like the logical next step...

      By Blogger Peakah, at 9:13 AM  

    • "The Clown and people of his ilk are doing their very best to corrupt our youth. It's sickening".

      Where on my post do you hear me defending Porn?

      By Blogger Ranando, at 9:18 AM  

    • I actually have to defend Ranando here. He has not defended porn, he only stated the school is a private one and therefore free to set it's classes without govenrment interference.

      Regardless, this class is wrong. I suggest a boycott until it is wiped out.

      By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 9:26 AM  

    • Daniel,

      I would join that boycott and thank you.

      By Blogger Ranando, at 9:34 AM  

    • Okay. I stand chastised! Sorry, Renando. Still and all, Renando said the school was private, as if that made it okay. I don't think it's okay. Wrong is wrong, wherever it's taught.

      By Blogger Gayle, at 9:35 AM  

    • And let me clarify that last statement... I took it to mean he thought it was okay. Obviously I took it wrong. If he is willing to help with a boycott then I am definitely misunderstanding him. On this subject, truce!

      By Blogger Gayle, at 9:37 AM  

    • okay, daniel...if a girl taking that class shows up pregnant, does she automatically get an "A"? For effort, if nothing else??
      BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

      By Blogger Libby, at 9:53 AM  

    • Libby, you are a riot! :)

      By Blogger Gayle, at 9:59 AM  

    • I have carefully thought over Samuri Sam's comments and have reached a conclusion. Rather, I am issuing a challenge.

      Can anyone find the equivalent of Biblle 101 at any public, not private, PUBLIC university?

      Including some mention of Biblical principles as part of a philosophy does not count since it is settled that including such teachings as part of a comprehensive philosophy curriculum do not violate seperation of church and state.

      By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 11:08 AM  

    • I don't know what exactly you're looking for Daniel, but I believe biblical ethics courses are not uncommon at many universities. At my own Univ of Louisville we have this course:

      INTERPRETATION OF THE HEBREW BIBLE TO 200 CE

      And a medical ethics course taught by this fella:

      I teach courses in Medical Ethics, Business Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, and Human Rights. I am ordained as a Baptist minister and Director of The Center for Ethics: Ministry, Business and Medicine.

      I have contributed to the national and international dialogue on medical ethics through his writings on topics such as abortion, genetics, in-vitro fertilization, elective death and health care. I lecture and writes on a variety of issues including business ethics, sexuality and family, aging, peacemaking, religious liberty and values in education.

      I have a special interest in the intersections of religion and science, and of ethics and public policy. My method brings biblical, theological and philosophical perspectives into conversation with scientific and legal dimensions of particular problems.

      =====

      Does this sort of stuff qualify for what you're asking?

      By Blogger Dan Trabue, at 11:25 AM  

    • "INTERPRETATION OF THE HEBREW BIBLE TO 200 CE"

      This very could. The only question is what the focus of the class is. Is it to tear it down, build it up, or is it a proper factual course with interperetive essays and discussion by the students?

      As for the professor, no. I amnot interested in people but college sanctioned courses.

      By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 12:08 PM  

    • Daniel, I have now linked you on my blog And THAT is MY Opinion... by TexasFred as well... Gayle and a few others told me you did a great job and I have to agree...

      Call em like you see em and stay FAIR... Great place ya have here..

      By Blogger TexasFred, at 12:08 PM  

    • Classes in pornogrhapy? Hmm does sound a bit suspect but if you say it's so it must be so.
      Since I am only one person there probably isn't much I could do. I would however withdraw my child from the class.
      I'm not paying for my kid to be taught pornography. Not when he/she can get all he/she wants on the internet for free.
      Joking aside, this is a pretty serious aligation. If your sources are good and your pretty sure your right, then you should try writing the school and letting them know about your outrage. I'll be glad to sign a petition!

      By Blogger wanda, at 12:22 PM  

    • The professor I mentioned teaches courses in the school based upon what he described, I just couldn't find the link to the class or class name in a short perusal.

      My point is, at least here in the Bible belt, there ARE public universities with classes with Christian themes.

      By Blogger Dan Trabue, at 12:29 PM  

    • The hedonist brigade promoting their agenda and dismantling the "backward" West.
      Moral relativism at its best.

      By Anonymous Felis, at 3:45 PM  

    • Great job Daniel. You really got a conversation going. My blog is too boring compared to this.

      I took a few religion classes at Denver U. Do classes like this still go on? Intro to, plus I took a course taught by a Methodist minister called
      "What is Judaism." Are there still classes like this today, I graduated 30 years ago?

      Too bad we did not have the porn classes then. We couldn't even hand out condoms. Boy what a prude I am.
      We'll, what a time today. You can give out condoms, but not aspirin.

      By Blogger Rick's Corner, at 7:51 PM  

    • Rick,

      I have never seen any such course. I have however seen guest lecturers come to universities to talk religion.

      By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 7:57 PM  

    • I took this course at Wesleyan in the fall of 1999. Your outrage is misplaced. It was a course that explored ideas of transgression and taboo in literature. Unlike the sensationalized comments, snickering, and moral grandstanding of bloggers and media, the students and the professor approached the material with seriousness. It's too bad so many people pass through college without cultivating an iota of intellectual curiosity. For what it's worth the university and student body supported the professor's academic freedom throughout the moral crusade she endured. She was a frail woman already struggling with cancer; she died a year after this course.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:34 AM  

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