These sex weeks are all the rage at universities nationally right now. It seems that you can’t do a spinning 360-degree piss without hitting one of them. The state of Tennessee seems to have other ideas about their flagship university hosting one, though. This week, the state legislature demanded that all state funding for the program be pulled, other than the collected student fees portion of the funding. I imagine this happened in a hearing scene similar to the one from A Few Good Men, except with whoever was defending the program yelling “You don’t want the sex? You can’t handle the sex!”
“The University is accountable to the General Assembly, the governor and the people of Tennessee for the use of state tax dollars,” DiPietro said. “The University’s three-part mission is to provide education, research and public service…
Public service, eh? It looks like blowjobs and lesbian bondage poetry are being counted among things that qualify as service now, not that there’s anything wrong with that. I think a world with more blowjobs is a world we’d all like to live in. I could go without the lesbian bondage poetry, though. I’m not really into that post-modernist poetic style.
The article neglects to ask any students about the topic, probably because the writer doesn’t seem to like differing opinions too much and is a self-described “warrior in the culture war” on his twitter account. I’m just spitballing here, but he might have an agenda. I assume a number of students probably were interested, too. The week does get about $20,000 in funding per year, but now that the state legislature knows about it, the proverbial gates of hell have opened up and the outrage is almost palpable. The state reps interviewed went from mild outrage to off the outrage charts, though I think Rep. Campfield’s statement was my favorite:
Campfield said the inmates are running the asylum.
“They say it’s all about diversity,” he told Fox News. “Well, perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.”
Sir, what you call perverse, we call a casual week at school.
For the curious, here’s the event list. Personally, I’ll be very disappointed if “Getting Laid” is canceled. “Getting laid” and “canceled” should never be in the same sentence. I also think the condom scavenger hunt sounds hilarious. I just wouldn’t want to be looking for a condom on a college campus. Do you all realize how many of those there are? It would be like finding a needle in a stack of other semen-covered needles.
All joking aside, the fact that no students protested this week of events and dialog, but the university bowed to the pressure of an out-of-touch state legislature is sad. Shutting down speech and dialog because it goes against your religious beliefs isn’t American, and it certainly doesn’t respect the 1st amendment. Hopefully they make up the funding shortfall just to tell the university and the state of Tennessee legislature to suck it…just not literally.
[via Fox News Radio]
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