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“Sexed-Up Sex-Ed”

An excellent op-ed by Christian C. Sahner in the WSJ is unfortunately not available free on the web (subscribers can read it here). The lede:

College freshman are now on campus or soon will be. If my experience arriving at Princeton University four years ago is any guide, the days ahead could be more than a little awkward for them. One event in particular sours many freshman orientations: sexed-up sex-ed.

At Princeton, the freshman class must attend “Sex on a Saturday Night” (SoSN) during its first week. It’s a university-organized, student-performed play designed to warn about sexual assault and alcohol abuse. Many schools have similar programs. Its noble intentions are overshadowed, however, by a deleterious message: College is time to get busy (and not just in the library)!

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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