Monday, May 29, 2006

'Whore culture' on campus

Alison Kasic points out the hideous notions of sexual "empowerment" now fashionable on the 21st-century American college campus:
A lacrosse player who hires a stripper is likely a rapist, but a women’s group that hires a stripper is empowered. At least, that’s the logic too often employed at many college campuses around the country. ....

A recent event at my alma mater, Bucknell University, highlights the extent to which campus feminism has devolved into little more than pornography. On March 8, a host of Bucknell offices and organizations including the Bucknell Feminist Majority, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Center for Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, and Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness spent $1,920 to bring a “celebration of whore culture” to campus.

The Sex Worker Art Show featured a variety of titillating performers. Take Cathy McPork, for example. Cathy pretended to be a “right-wing Christian with a death wish” before stripping to a red bra and slip dress, the costume of her alter ego Scarlot Harlot. ...

I wish this behavior was out of the ordinary for Bucknell feminists, but after four years on campus, I know better. These are the same young ladies who sold “I Love Vagina” and “Does Your Vagina Pop its Collar?” T-shirts and plastered campus with posters asking “What Does Your Vagina Smell Like?” to promote the feminist play the Vagina Monologues. If the advertisements aren’t enough to scare you away, be prepared to be greeted by an empowered woman shouting “c--t” over and over again on stage once the performance begins.
Go read the whole thing. What's bizarre is how all this is funded, at least indirectly, by federal tax money, to say nothing of parents who shell out over $30,000 in annual tuition so that their kids can have the privilege of being exposed to the kind of "awareness" that one gets by reading grafitti in a truck-stop restroom.

I must confess myself amused by one of those "Vagina Monologues" poster slogans: "What Does Your Vagina Smell Like?" Considering that we are talking about Bucknell feminists .... LOL!

Now that I think about it, I wonder if Right-Wing Howler could get some kind of "women's studies" grant to fund his "Chick of the Week" feature? I mean, if Cathy McPork qualifies, why not Heidi Klum or Estella Warren? (Hey, Vilmar: How about some genuine GOP hotties, like Jenna Bush, or her supermodel cousin Lauren Bush?)

-- McCAIN

UPDATE:
Thanks to
Caption This! for pointing out a Web site with photos of strippers at a university lacrosse team party. (Warning: Bizarre and graphic content.)

I suppose this would be as good a place as any to mention some of my previous writings on contemporary sexual culture:

Opinion columns:

Titanic loss of family values

Pleading for mercy, begging for more

Kinsey's crimes against children

News/feature articles:

Children: 'The Next Sexual Frontier'
(See also here and here.)

A modest proposal for young women