leave it to Harvard. other groups would have been more helpful BUT I bet this group is going to be the most popular group ever ! might finally give science, math and anime groups a run for their money ! (yes I played that card ) seriously though, since it's technically geared towards adults and understanding things, perhaps they might put one more taboo out of fear? or help people reach their curiosity without being judged? only time will answer how this might turn out
I'm at a loss as to how there wasn't already a group like that. Makes sense though, smart people tend to be kinkier then others and if the reputation of Harvard producing the best and the brightest is to be believed then it was only a matter of time really.
I dont see a problem with people having whatever sex they want, aslong as it doesnt cause undo harm to others (rape, having sex with children type things). What you and your consensual parter do in the privacy of your own bedroom is yalls buisness. That being said, having a university be so concerned with it is going a little bit too far. The faculty at these institutions should be focused on educating the students, not their sex lives.
Students and/or their parents pay upwards of 50,000$ a year to attend harvard. If I was paying that much and found out the people who are supposed to be spending their time teaching were more concerned with promoting "a positive and accurate understanding of alternative sexualities and kink on campus, as well as to create a space where college-age adults may reach out to their peers and feel accepted in their own sexuality" instead, I would be pissed. Likewise if I was a student. Tuition dollars should be spent on an education so that graduates can have a chance to be successful in the world, rather then in their beds. (This is the same problem I have with the NCAA)
I think ones which show some sort of benefit towards the indeviduals education or future or to the community are alright, and last I checked you dont need to go to college to know that tab A goes into slot B. At least I didn't...
If you happen to have your own time away from the institution go and do whatever you want. You want to have a drunken orgy on friday night after class? Go right ahead. But I do disagree with school funds being spent on it, and I may be istaken but I do believe that clubs do recive some type school funding, either directly or indirectly. You are at school to learn, its not about having happy fun time and a free for all because you are finally out from under mom and dad's roof.
"You are at school to learn, its not about having happy fun time and a free for all because you are finally out from under mom and dad's roof."
Actually, it's about both. Having fun is important to keeping mentally healthy, and it's better to get the really crazy types of fun out of your system when it's less likely to screw you over. It also helps build social relationships and discover hobbies that you may keep past college and into adulthood. My best friend got into barbershop while at college (read: having happy fun times), and it's gotten him both friends and professional contacts he's kept even now, years later.
I agree we should have fun, but I thibk there is a definate line of what fun belongs in an acedemic setting. Fun that has a positive impact on your education is very different then the type of fun you expierince in your bedroom.
Like I said, I dont care if people what to have whatever kind of sex they want. I dont even care if they do it in their dorm rooms. But what I see all the time is people being much more concerned with things like sex, alcohol, anything that will give them instant gratification. And you know there is a time and place for that stuff to be sure, but I dont think that its place is in school, useing school dollars.
I agree we should have fun, but I thibk there is a definate line of what fun belongs in an professional setting. Fun that has a positive impact on your career is very different then the type of fun you expierince in your bedroom.
Like I said, I dont care if people what to have whatever kind of sex they want. I dont even care if they do it in their bedrooms. But what I see all the time is people being much more concerned with things like sex, alcohol, anything that will give them instant gratification. And you know there is a time and place for that stuff to be sure, but I dont think that its place is after work, useing company dollars.
So education shouldn't be fun, is that the gist of your complaint?
Or is it that you don't think learning about sex, or safe practices regarding it, is "real" learning?
Or do you simply hold the view that sex is something that should only be done in the privacy of your bedroom with the lights out, in the missionary, and preferably only for babymaking purposes? And definitely not TALKED ABOUT or anything?
The state of sex education being the miserable pile of fail that it currently is in most of the world, I don't think it's at all unreasonable to teach college-age kids about things like consent, communication, respecting your partner, and getting to know your own sexuality. In fact I think most people would be well off learning about these things.
If you want to have section of health class devoted to the practice of safe sex, sure. But a club devoted to "kink" is a far cry from telling students to be sure and use a condom properly.
Considering that the state of American education including post-high school graduation is pile of fail compared to rest of the world meybe we should focus more on reading, writing, and arithmatic (and science and history, etc...) then we do all of this instant gratification and "me me me".
Hey, there's nothing "instant" about the gratification I practice in bed. Sometimes it takes an hour, even two.
If you really care about your education though, maybe you should stop cutting the funding of your science education. Maybe you should stop thinking college football is more important than the actual college it's played in.
As for your disparaging remarks on "kink", the OP states: The group promotes "a positive and accurate understanding of alternative sexualities and kink on campus"... that sounds like sex education to me. Hey, here's an idea, maybe sex education should be about more than how to use a condom?
Hey, here's another idea: maybe "kink" doesn't automatically mean "drunken orgies"? You fucking bigot.
in case you didnt notice, i already voiced my disgust with the NCAA. i find it intolerable that my tax and tuition dollars are being spent on multi million dollar salaries for football coaches and new staduims while the vast majority of students are in no way benefitting from college sports. once again school should be focused on creating educated succesful professionals in the world outside of academia not on a game.
couple that with the fact that schools are slashing funding from educational programs and we have a terrible downward spiral you are correct. but how about we cal things like they are and say that devoting school time and effort and dollars towards teaching people different sex positions is in not a way to fix that. it distracts from the purpose if an institution of higher learning which is why i disagree with it. there are outside groups that i think would be able to cover that sort of thing for people who wish to seek it out and that is fine. sex education should be about very little besides what sex is and how to engage in it in a responsable. manner. i belive discussions beyond that are more suited for outside the school setting.
i was using that as an exmple, though not nessecerily as an example of "kink." i am far from a bigot and i would hope that the two of us can hold a dicussion about why we disagree without getting into personal attacks.