The facts about sexuality should not be trivialized into a matter of opinion. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but everyone is NOT entitled to their own facts.
I strongly believe that the debate stirred up over this controversy actually serves to reinforce the profound need to offer these very courses in human sexuality.
Julie Dash's masterpiece cannot be considered a "food movie" per se. It does not embrace the "food porn" aesthetics that tend to identify the genre.
I am not trying to change anyone's mind about sex or porn, but I am saying that it should be the choice of every individual to decide how they feel about porn.
I blame the Paradox: Various factors have caused This Generation to be ultra-sexualized, and yet said sexualization remains highly stigmatized and nobody wants to let us talk about it in the classroom. This is not just an annoying precedent, but a dangerous one.
Is pornographic material inherently harmful to women and encouraging of violent behaviour in men? Or is it possible to be a socially conscious individual and still make, perform in, and consume pornography? I say yes.
The trouble with creative writing classes in the modern university is they do not teach writing. Pop-cultural analysis, pop-psychology, and pop-philosophy are discussed, while how to write a compelling sentence is not.
"Why can't you be more like Christian Grey?" I whined, in the same way my daughter asks things like, "Why you can't be more like Jessie's mom? She keeps ice cream cones in her house."
An Australian eBook by an unknown female author with no marketing budget is fourth on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list, behind only The Hunger Games. And panic is gripping the nation, because these books, which are being enjoyed by The Ladies, are about The Sex.
I understand the appeal of Harry Potter. I appreciate the romance of Twilight and I even got hooked by the excitement surrounding The Hunger Games. But Fifty Shades of Grey is another animal entirely.
I have always found it interesting that some people feel compelled to control the lives of others. These self-appointed morality police believe they are better suited than you to decide what you can watch and what you should think.
A few months back, Ron Jeremy and some immoral ladies were interviewed by yours truly! They are all no doubt Democrats (no Republican would watch such things!) and certainly only interested in fun.
While I don't support some mindless ban on porn, I am deeply disappointed that the left continues to exalt porn as some manifestation of sexual liberation, free speech, or women's empowerment.
According to Rick Santorum's official website, America is suffering a "pandemic of harm" from the distribution of pornography, but there's another pernicious threat to this nation that I think warrants Santorum's attention.
This month, one of Belgium's women's rights organizations, zij-kant, caused quite a stir with their annual "Equal Pay Day" message.
Rick Santorum is making porn-fighting a central part of his campaign. Will there be a Department of Homeland Pornography In the Santorum administration?