Carnal College

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The pornography that once characterized Times Square in Manhattan and 14th Street, NW, in Washington, D. C. has virtually disappeared from those neighborhoods and moved to college campuses, sometimes literally.

“Beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969 and going through the first reported cases of AIDS, the gay community in New York City, as depicted in Joseph Lovett’s documentary, ‘Gay Sex in the 70s,’ lived in a world where there were no deadly consequences to ‘free love,’” writes Alexandria Shealy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Lovett’s documentary was shown free to the public at 8:00 PM Wednesday in Carroll Hall,” Shealy wrote in The Daily Tar Heel on March 9th.

“The screening was as part of Celebration Week, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender-Straight Alliance. In attendance were professors from UNC-Chapel Hill and N. C. State and Duke Universities.”

These are the same colleges and universities where administrators and faculty have apoplexy whenever conservative author and activist David Horowitz visits the Research Triangle. “It posed a lot of questions for me like, which came first, the gay sexual carnivore, or the backlash against sexual persecution,” one reviewer wrote of Lovett’s film on the Internet Movie Database. “At a screening, an audience member wished they had been old enough to have enjoyed in the decadent madness that seemed to be pervasive by the movie’s context [sic].”

According to Shealy, Lovett rushed the documentary into production “to allow the gays of the 1970s—a populations [sic] quickly disappearing from AIDS—a chance to remember the era of their liberated youth.”

On March 5, the group Three 6 Mafia rocked the world of the Academy Awards audience with the ditty, “It’s hard out here for a pimp.” These beleaguered entrepreneurs might have an easier time of it in the Ivy Leagues.

Yale invited a former hustler to participate in its Sex Week festivities. Tariq “King Flex” Nasheed penned an article for SWAY magazine entitled “Play or be played,” which is also the title of one of his books. He also agreed to give a lecture entitled “The Art of Mackin’,” the title of another of his tomes.

Bucking this politically correct trend is the Kennel Club at Gonzaga. It has taken to showing its school spirit by chanting “Brokeback Mountain” at basketball games whenever the opposing team misses a shot against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

The Kennel Club’s creativity has professors at the Jesuit university in a dither. “Many faculty members have brought up the discussion in their classes,” Philosophy professor Mark Alfino told the Associated Press. “They find none of the students have been comfortable with the chant, and that’s a good sign.”

Otherwise, other colleges and universities, like UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and NC State might look down on Gonzaga.

Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.

Carnal College

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Ben Shapiro’s new book, Porn Generation, may serve to expose a generational divide. Subtitled How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future, the book’s more lurid details might leave many in Shapiro’s age bracket (21) nonplussed but the middle-aged among us aghast.

For that reason alone, young and old adults should read it. The younger set can realize that the sexually-charged classes and culture that they are exposed to are not normal. Older readers who should know that ignorance rarely produces bliss badly need the wake-up call that Shapiro’s book provides.

Shapiro’s first book, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, exposed UCLA, the author’s alma mater for the shallow political training camp it has become. In Porn Generation, Shapiro gives himself a more difficult task: Stripping the veneer of a culture that would make Caligula blush. It is a task Shapiro performs admirably. The same cannot be said of those “in loco parentis!”

For example, Shapiro shows us how in 30 years we have gone from coed colleges and universities to coed dorms to coed rooms, euphemistically called “living spaces.” “In college, drug use, alcohol use, and sexual experimentation are the norm,” Shapiro writes. “As one Harvard girl told me, ‘We’re jaded, and it’s fun.’”

“Fun to this girl meant trips to Amsterdam to smoke different types of marijuana,” Shapiro explains. “To others, fun means binge drinking or random sex.”

Lest the reader think that this is a natural manifestation of the restlessness of youth, Shapiro, in his research and interviews, takes us deeper into the educational system to show where these ideas might be nurtured. Another classmate of Shapiro’s at Harvard Law reminisced about her fourth-grade sex education class.

“One day, they told us they were going to teach us about ‘Family Life,’” the young lady remembered. “They didn’t separate us or anything.”

“They said that people could engage in oral, anal, and regular sex, but didn’t explain what the terms meant,” the coed recalled. “I can’t recall any moral judgments being made.” Shapiro’s classmate received sex education instruction in grades 4-12, nine times in all, when she was between the ages of nine and 18.

“The classes were co-ed all the way through,” she said. “In seventh grade, they were showing condoms—we made balloons out of them.”

“They had a goody box full of birth control implements: condoms, diaphragms.”

Nor are college administrators innocent bystanders as their campuses begin to resemble Sodom and Gomorrah. Shapiro lists half a dozen schools that offer courses in pornography.

• Kansas University

• San Francisco State University

• University of Massachusetts at Amherst

• Chapman University

• Northwestern

• University of California at Santa Cruz

“The pornography we study is an art of transgression which impels human sexuality toward, against, and beyond the limits which have traditionally defined civil discourses and practices,” Wesleyan University promises. “Our examination accordingly includes the implication of pornography in so-called perverse practices such as voyeurism, bestiality, sadism, and masochism.” (And Wesleyan was founded by the Methodist Church, of which it is now, as this quote indicates, independent.)

In the end, Shapiro offers remedies to what he understandably sees as a problematic situation. His recommendations include giving parents the reins over their children’s upbringing and keeping teachers and bureaucrats on a short leash. He also seeks the advice of experts such as the esteemed most Reverend John McClosky and the formidable Michelle Malkin (pictured).

“There are so many things parents can do,” Malkin says, “and we have reached a point where they are now things we must do.”

The suggestions that this lady makes, not too surprisingly, mirror those of Shapiro. They are worth reprinting here because of their crystalline clarity:

 “Support home schooling and educational choice.

 “Turn off the television.

 “Limit your children’s exposure to the internet.

 “Say ‘NO’ without apologies.

 “Defend the Boy Scouts.

 “Volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center.

 “Vote out spineless lawmakers who refuse to rein in our reckless judiciary.

 “Pray.

 “Live what you teach.

 “And, most of all, do not depend on government to do your job.”

Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.