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Do the parents of students & trustees of Hamilton College support 'Happy Masturbation Monday'? 

A reader sent this in.

Those of delicate sensibility may be shocked.  Some parents may be distressed to know that their tuition dollars are funding such initiatives or corrupting their children, some of whom were in high school last May. Others may dismiss this as unrepresentative frivolity or stupidity of the Animal House type. The problem with that analysis is that there is a long documented history here. This is a significant part of the fabric of today’s Hamilton College.

Alumni who know what’s going on will not be suprised: they’re asked to fund the fraud of edutainment and aspirations of cultural re-education on the shining city on the Hill.

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From: The Womyn’s Community Center <womyn@hamilton.edu>
Date: Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 4:41 AM
Subject: Womyn’s Energy Week Events begin TODAY with an INTERNATIONAL Sexpert and a campus visit from Planned Parenthood!
To: EVENTS-ALL@listserv.hamilton.edu

Womyn’s Energy Week On the Hill:  Be Happy and Healthy (Down Under)

 

Happy Masturbation Monday (Yes, girls do it too!)…

We’re breaking taboo’s today starting with

Sexual Health Myths: Debunked

Stop by the Planned Parenthood Information Table in the Sadove Cafe Area between 10am and 3pm  and speak with a Planned Parenthood representative about everything sexual health! 

You can even sign up for free STD testing at the Planned Parenthood Utica location!

*Note, due to recent NY state laws, Planned Parenthood will NOT be offering free on campus STD testing, as was previously planned*

 And later, 

 Have you ever thought to yourself: 

1. “It’s dull lovers, not condoms, that make for dull sex”—Jay Friedman 

OR,  

2. On Blue Balls:

  “If guys’ claims that they’ll explode were true, you’d hear explosions all over campus every single night.”—Jay Friedman

Then you should come take a study break at 7pm in the Events Barn to see the international SEXPERT Jay Friedman present his RENOWNED lecture performance

“The J-Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All”

All events open to all genders

Sponsored by the Womyn’s Center

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 09:16AM by Registered Commenterhb | Comments4 Comments

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Reader Comments (4)

We want Snookie, at only $32,000 for an hour, a great bargain. Better than Al Gore for Commencement.
April 11, 2011 at 12:29PM | Unregistered CommenterDisappointed Student
"Of a delicate sensibility?" Did Jane Austen write this post?

I'm really sorry to be the one to tell you this, but a solid majority of college students--yes, even at Hamilton--are sexually active. Many students have multiple partners in a school year. Or in a semester.

But let's all look the other way, not offer STD testing, not offer condoms in the health center, and not let a student-run organization funded through student activity fees offer programs about how to make the sex that they're already having more satisfying. And safe.
April 11, 2011 at 07:33PM | Unregistered CommenterAmused Alumna '03
Why, of course, amused alumna, let's give the little darlins free condoms, dental dams, and vibrators too. Why not pornography on demand. Oh, I forgot, they get that from the professors in class. Perhaps Hamilton College can get a federal grant to subsidize the whole thing.

Hey, I've got a better idea: Why don't we bring back Annie Sprinkle for an encore performance. Who better to show students how to get STDs so the College can treat it.
April 12, 2011 at 03:43AM | Unregistered CommenterUnamused Alumnus
Why, unamused alumnus, didn't you know? Pornography IS on demand, anyone can access it online. I'm sure you didn't need to go to school to learn that much.

Rather than complain and whine, why don't you offer solutions. So let's stop giving out free condoms and sexual health information. Let's let sexually active college students experiment with unsafe sex and catch STDs and whatnot. Let's let them learn the hard way, why don't we. Or better yet, let's pretend that they are perfect angels and don't have sex at all. Let's withhold all information from them, or let's them learn from more reputable sources, like, say, the abundance of misogynistic porn on the internet that they all have access. Is that your alternative?
November 1, 2011 at 11:25PM | Unregistered CommenterStudent Living in Reality

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