Posted on | September 19, 2013 | 156 Comments
Would you believe that this was part of the curriculum of a radical feminist workshop sponsored by a Catholic University?
Marquette University in Wisconsin hosted this “FemSex” workshop last spring and, while the university has announced it will no longer sponsor “FemSex,” the fact that the administration at a Catholic university thought this course was acceptable tells you something about how far the advance of radical leftism has gone in our nation’s educational institutions. From the course syllabus:
FemSex provides a safe space for exploration, encourages honest dialogue, and facilitates collective learning. . . .
Evolving from the long-running, student-led courses at UC Berkeley and Brown University, FemSex seeks to bring the values of empowerment, diversity, and community to the university setting. . . .
Themes include pleasure, health, gender, consent, boundaries, privilege, power, body image, communication, race, class, orgasms, masturbation, sex, kink, and sexual identities. . . .
Week 12: Empowerment, Final Projects, and Wrap Up
What is power and who has it? What does it mean to be empowered? What are the various sources of our personal powers? We will consider each topic in our curriculum as it relates to women’s empowerment. We will discuss community building and support amongst people, self-esteem, and confidence building.
Each FemSexy will present phe’s final project, a chance to either reflect on personal experiences of FemSex or further explore a top discussed throughout the season. In the past, some of these projects have taken the form of visual art, video, poetry, exploring a new source/form of pleasure, engaging in a difficult conversation around sexuality, and much more — whatever is most helpful to you in processing and concluding your experience. It’s up to you!
As we say goodbye to a season of FemSex, we will discuss where we wish to go from here, within our own lives and communities.
Take-Home Exercises may include:
• Cunt Coloring: Color an anatomical picture from The Cunt Coloring Book.
• Affirmation Assignment: Affirm someone in a manner of your choosing.
• Birth/Adoption Assignment: Talk to your parent(s)/guardian(s) about the experience of your birth, adoption, or how they came to have you.
• Erotica: Crate an anonymous piece of erotica exploring fantasy and desire.
• Pleasure Point: Find a new pleasure point or pleasurable activity, and write about (or express in another medium) the experience
• Empowerment Object: Bring in something that you find empowering to share with the group.
What is this about? It is about campus “Women’s Studies”/”Gender Studies” as programs as a political weapon, as an ideological indoctrination in radical feminism, as a lesbian recruiting operation, and as a campus base for gay-rights advocacy. Feminist leaders have been quite explicit about their belief that lesbianism is the ultimate form of women’s “empowerment”:
[University of California-Santa Cruz Women's Studies] Professor Bettina Aptheker is the daughter of a famous American Communist, the late Herbert Aptheker . . .
Professor Bettina Aptheker is by her own proud admission both a Communist and a self-described “lesbian activist.” . . . Aptheker’s course syllabus describes lesbianism as the “highest state of feminism” . . . In other words, change in sexual orientation is an inevitable final stage in the development of the socially conscious individual.
Feminism’s relentless demonization of males as unfairly benefiting from discrimination (“patriarchy”) and the celebration of perverse gynocentric fetishes (“a difficult conversation around sexuality,” hint hint) are all about teaching vulnerable women that heterosexuality is inferior, that men are the enemy and that lesbianism is therefore the only way to escape the oppression of “male dominance.” This is feminism as distaff Marxism, as a revolutionary ideology to destroy traditional culture. And this is not an accident:
Allison Jaggar is professor of philosophy and a former chair of the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder . . . Integrating Marxism and feminist theory, Jaggar describes herself as a “socialist feminist” and “activist,” who seeks to combat “the male-dominant structure of everyday life.” . . .
“The political economy of socialist feminism,” writes Jaggar, “establishes that, in contemporary society, women suffer a special form of exploitation and expression. . . . The distinctive social experience of women generates insights that are incompatible with men’s interpretations of reality . . . The validity of these insights . . . must be tested in political struggle . . .”
To be true feminist, you must be a Marxist lesbian. It is difficult to say whether perversion or subversion is more essential to the radical project on America’s campuses, including Seattle University, a Catholic institution that has invited 1960s radical terrorist Angela Davis to speak to students there. Who is Angela Davis?
Angela Davis is the dangerous criminal who helped smuggle weapons into a courtroom, including the shotgun that was used to blow off the head of federal Judge Harold Haley. She is a lifelong Communist revolutionary who embraces America’s enemies and who — surprise! surprise! – is also an outspoken feminist:
An online campaign has been launched by a conservative Catholic group to oppose the upcoming scheduled appearance of Angela Davis at Seattle University, a Catholic institution.
“It would be difficult to find a speaker who contradicts the teaching of the Catholic Church on more levels than Angela Davis,” writes James Bascom for TFP Student Action. “Stalin maybe? She is a notorious feminist, Marxist, communist, socialist who engages in pro-abortion, pro-same-sex ‘marriage’ activism.”
Angela Davis advocates abortion as necessary to feminist revolution:
“Birth control — individual choice, safe contraceptive methods, as well as abortions when necessary — is a fundamental prerequisite for the emancipation of women,” wrote Davis in her book Women, Race and Class.
Angela Davis is anti-traditional marriage, but pro-gay marriage:
At San Jose State University, Davis stated: “Even those of us who are critical of the institution of marriage should be able to say if some people have the right to get marriage, then everybody should have the civil right to get married.”
Hey, Catholics: You have a problem here. Excuse me for observing that the problem goes to the very top of the clerical hierarchy.
There can be no compromise between Marxist radicalism and Christianity. Marxism is committed to the destruction of Christianity.