Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Collegiate Sex-Ed"

HatTip to Bill H. The other side of the discussion about sex. Princeton students founded the Elizabeth Anscombe Society on their campus to provide an alternative to liberal thinking about sex and sexuality.

Collegiate Sex-Ed

by Ryan T. Anderson
February 03, 2009

Every fall, kids arrive on college campuses and learn that their basic moral intuitions on sexual matters don’t square with the reigning ideas. Thanks to debased campus culture and overreaching on the part of administrators and professors, students are beginning to respond systematically—and they’re having an impact. Here’s how.

No two undergraduate experiences are quite the same. But the undergraduate years are marked by certain commonalities: students are challenged intellectually, socially, and ethically. Long-held beliefs are forced to submit to rational scrutiny. No longer is “that’s just the way we do it” or “that’s just the way I feel about the issue” sufficient. In philosophy classrooms and biology labs, students are expected to slough off the opinions they held in their pre-critical-thinking days and adopt the conclusions of the best arguments. Everything is to be tested, and only the rationally defensible is to be retained... (full article)

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