Just when academia can’t seem to get any stranger, this happens.
California State University San Marcos — a public university — is set to host a talk on animal sex fetishes later this month. The event is called “Furries vs. Pet Play”, and it just one event being held for the university’s “gAyPRIL” celebration that is, according to the school’s website, “a month long campus wide celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally community.”
The description for the event states:
How much do you know about these two groups? Do you know that they are two different fish in a pond. Come find out why in this weekday discussion.
This is just one event, though, for the month long massive LGBTQ+ celebration. Some of the other events being held are a “Safe Zone Training”, “Queer Parenting”, and “Queerjama” — which is an LGBTQ+ pajama party supposed to promote “bonding”.
Another interesting event from a previous year is the “NOT GAY: Sex between straight white males” which is described on the website as:
A lecture by Jane Ward, associate professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California Riverside, will discuss how sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era.
What do you think about a public university promoting such a niche issue? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
(H/T The College Fix)