I got an A in Phallus 101: The list of the 12 most bizarre college courses in the U.S. includes offerings such as ‘The Phallus’ and ‘Queer Musicology’. Since college students don’t get college credit for thinking about sex, Occidental College has remedied the situation:
a course called “The Phallus.”
No, it’s not a biology course. It’s a survey, offered by Oxy’s department of critical theory and social justice, of “feminist and queer takings-on of the phallus.” Topics include “the relation between the phallus and the penis, the meaning of the phallus, phallologocentrism, the lesbian phallus, the Jewish phallus, the Latino phallus, and the relation of the phallus and fetishism.”
I thought if you had seen one you had seen them all, but noooo…
Annual tuition at Occidental, a private college, is $32,800. That means if you take “The Phallus” and “Blackness” (plus its prerequisite “Whiteness”) this year on a four-course-per-semester schedule, you will have set your parents back $12,300.
[the following link is not work-appropriate. You’ve been told.] But does that fee include field trips? Not that it matters – it’s their parents’ money, after all. (And notice how I refrained from asking if the professor’s named Dick.)
Here‘s the list of the twelve “most bizarre and troubling instances of leftist activism supplanting traditional scholarship.”
The governor’s welfare plan would extend to a program that provides cash grants to children who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are here illegally. Advocates said most undocumented adults work enough hours to meet federal welfare requirements even though their citizenship status prevents them from participating in CalWORKS.
The governor will propose that payments to those families be limited to five years.
They are breaking the law. Why should they be rewarded for that?
On a related story, Kevin points out that Home Depot’s Improvement Must Begin In The Parking Lot
We’ve arrived at a crossroads in history. The choices are simple.
In a letter to President Bush Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate President Harry Reid said they want out of Iraq. It’s over. The American people are sick of it. There is no reason and no will to keep fighting this.
At the American Enterprise Institute the same day, senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman came out for a big, sustained surge of troops into Iraq. They made the case for fighting. Key word: “Winnable.” They outlined the consequences of accepting defeat. Key word: “Catastrophic.”
The Democrats’ First 100 Hours, Part I: Surrender
Force structure, grand strategy and forcing the issue
Whispers in the Execution Chamber
Jordanian Islamists Attack Hezbollah & Hamas
The Peace Process in Kashmir
Earmark Reform – I Want To Believe
Closing this post on a light note, Undergarment saves a life
Via Beth, Stronger Than a Falling Bullet: Woman’s Bra Softens Bullet’s Blow