By Katherine Timpf | Yale hosts workshop teaching sensitivity to bestiality | On Saturday afternoon, Yale hosted a “sensitivity training” in which students were asked to consider topics such as bestiality, incest, and accepting money for sex.
During the workshop, entitled, “Sex: Am I Normal,” students anonymously asked and answered questions about sex using their cell phones, and viewed the responses in real time in the form of bar charts.
The session was hosted by “sexologist” Dr. Jill McDevitt, who owns a sex store called Feminique in West Chester, Pa.
Survey responses revealed that nine percent of attendees had been paid for sex, 3 percent had engaged in bestiality, and 52 percent had participated in “consensual pain” during sex, according to an article published in the Yale Daily News on Monday.
Event director Giuliana Berry ’14 told Campus Reform in an interview on Monday that the workshop was brought to campus to teach students not to automatically judge people who may have engaged in these sorts of activities, but rather to respond with “understanding” and “compassion.”
“People do engage in some of these activities that we believe only for example perverts engage in,” she said. “What the goal is is to increase compassion for people who may engage in activities that are not what you would personally consider normal.”
McDevitt referred to the range of activities discussed in the workshop as “sexual diversity.”
“It tries to get people to be more sensitive … to sexual diversity,” McDevitt told Campus Reform in an interview on Monday. “We’re not all heterosexual, able-bodied folks who have standard missionary sex.”
Several students submitted discussion topics about having incestuous sexual fantasies. Attendee Alex Saeedy ’15, told the News that he at first found this surprising, but then “thought it might be more of a psychological thing we all might have.
“I think that’s what the point of the workshop was — to bring up things we thought we so taboo and desire or urges we criticize are just regular parts of sexual psychology,” he said.
During the workshop, McDevitt taught the approximately 40 students that just because people think something is deviant does not mean that it is bad.
“It’s sensitivity training,” McDevitt told Campus Reform. “Don’t judge other people, because we all have something we are embarrassed about.”
The event was part of Yale’s Sex Weekend, which ran from Feb. 28 through March 3. Sponsors included Yale Women’s Center, Undergraduate Organizations Committee, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Education Center at Yale, and SeLF: The Sexual Literacy Forum.
We can understand Rick Santorum comment, “Man on child.” He obviously learned that from the Catholic Church, sanctuaries for child-molesting perverts. But his comment, “Man on dog” comes from the depth of a dark, tortured place that cries out for professional help. Do conservatives fantasize F—— a dog?
Rick Santorum frequently speaks about his grandfather who came to America for freedom. Freedom for which many brave people, excluding his, fought, sacrificed and died. He rarely mentions his father who is also an immigrant, who along with his mother, worked for the Veterans Hospital. I don’t think Rick Santorum has the capacity to realize the depth of his ignorance. I think it was extremely dangerous to allow his immigrant Italian father to work at a VA Hospital considering the patients fought Italy, his county, in WWll. Why didn’t Santorum’s father fight in WWll? Both immigrant parents worked for the government and Santorum worked briefly for a law firm in Pittsburgh before he became a member of congress and therefore employed by the government. He has a bad habit of trashing our government which has been much to kind to the Santorum family. The Santorums got healthcare via our federal government! Santorum trashes President Obama’s health care plan which displays his contempt for the American people and their need for health care!
Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in “Democracy In America,” “The greatest part of British America was peopled by men who having shaken off the authority of the Pope, acknowledged no other religious supremacy.” This country was founded by Protestants and Deists for Protestants and Deists and Catholic Churches were burned in the Colonial days. The question is not why did Catholics come to this Protestant country, but why did this Protestant country allow Catholics to come here? We are guided by our Constitution, not the Vatican.
Our Institutions of higher learning, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, etc. were designed by Protestants and Deists for Protestants and Deists. Our Institutions of higher learning have experienced a diminish quality of education since there are fewer and fewer Protestants and more and more non-Protestants attempting to teach more and more non-Protestant students. They cannot reach the level of superiority once appreciated. Our country is in decline because our education is in decline. Our country, once number one in education, has been greatly diminished because we have been much too generous to ingrates who were not qualified for the demands of our great institutions.