Tennessee Republican Lawmakers Freak Out Because Adults Want to Talk About Sex With Other Adults
Sex on college campuses? WE’RE DOOMED!
Even in 2014, the topic of sex is one that can make otherwise normal people sometimes behave abnormally. So you can just imagine what it does to right-wing radicals who somehow think not talking about sex will make it go away.
Well, for a great example of how right-wing radicals behave in the face of “dirty sex talk” look no further than Tennessee. It seems a group of Republican lawmakers is fighting to remove Sex Week from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus.
I can almost understand the controversy with middle schools or high schools teaching sex to minors. If a parent’s personal feelings are against that (even though I think that’s pretty foolish) it’s their children and I can respect that. Those children are still minors, so hey - I’ll “give” a little bit when it comes to saying that they at least have a basis for argument.
But when you’re talking about adults talking with other adults about sex, on a college campus, that’s a whole different issue. Why would anyone oppose this? Are conservatives at such a ridiculous level of anti-sex rhetoric that now we don’t want adults discussing sex with other adults in an adult atmosphere?
What these lawmakers are essentially trying to do is pass legislation which will change how funds are distributed (as Sex Week is funded by student fees) in an attempt to prevent Sex Week from being able to be held on campus.
What is Sex Week, you ask? Well, it’s a series of lectures discussing sexuality and sexual health, sexual violence, dance classes, a drag show, an art show and a poetry slam.
Oh, it even has an abstinence seminar organized by the largest Christian group on campus.