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FemSex: ‘Suspension of Judgment’ Required

Another week, another asinine campus announcement.

This time, it’s “FemSex” (short for Female Sexuality), a twice-weekly informal seminar that started at Berkeley and made its way to the Ivy circuit in short order.
Hilariously, this was forwarded over the Harvard Republican Club list–and not as a joke either! (If you meet a Crimson “Republican,” be skeptical!) Here goes:


Long for an opportunity to ask QUESTIONS you never dared to ask?

Want to meet lots of DIFFERENT types of people?

-*-*-*-*-FemSex. The Most Honest Place on Campus.-*-*-*-*-


When: 2 nights a week, 2 hours a night



**Snacks provided**

Set in the context of self-love, exploration and the spectrum of cultural, ethnic, racial, and sexual identities, the objective of empowerment will be achieved through confidential group discussions, guest speakers and field trips. This workshop requires dedication, openness, willingness to communicate, suspension of judgment, and BRAVERY. FemSex welcomes people of any and all political affiliations, sexual orientations and genders to apply.

Topics covered include:

• anatomy and physiology

• race/ethnicity

• sexuality

• body image

• eating issues

• childbirth

• reproductive choices

• safer sex

• masturbation

• communication

• violence

• community building

• partner sex

• fantasies

• sexual diversity

• pornography and erotica


• whatever else YOU bring to the table.

If you are interested in learning more about or applying to FemSex, attend one of the information sessions. If you are unable to attend any session, please email us at

My, my, my. You know you are in the infertile territory of academia when “a suspension of judgment” is a requirement; also, the participants are required to show “BRAVERY”? Really? Because if I didn’t know any better, I’d say “FemSex” is a recipe for self-satisfied groupthink that calls for complacency, just the opposite of “BRAVERY.”
Also, don’t you just love the pretense that the seminar is open to people of all “political affiliations”? Perhaps they’re talking about the campus RINOs.

Travis Kavulla is director of Energy and Environmental Policy at the R Street Institute. He is a former president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners who held elected office as a Montana public service commissioner for eight years. Before that, he was an associate editor for National Review.


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