Modern academia is a sad parody of what it was once intended to be. In the earliest years of our nation, cathedrals of higher learning were for the elite. Soon, they became more open to the masses. Universities started developing their own cultures and “dorm-living” became synonymous with the quintessential 20-something life experience.
Now, however, they are merely bastions of oppressive thinking and factories to churn-out social justice warriors who will dutifully parrot the leftist indoctrination which they have been fed.
They are also geared towards normalizing the omnipresence of authoritarian figures. By creating arbitrary rules, regulations and codes of conduct that must be strictly followed, academic institutions accomplish two goals by silencing dissenting opinion and making blossoming adults comfortable with despotism.
The University of Southern California (USC), however, has taken this to an even more obscene level as they now require students to document in writing their detailed sexual history over the preceding three months and “teach” students how to obtain consent for sexual encounters.
Students are required to complete the Title IX training before they can register for classes.
“This course is mandatory, and you must complete it by February 9, 2016. If you do not complete the training by this date you will receive a registration hold until the training is complete,” reads an email that is sent-out to students.
Laughably, the email alleges that students should “enjoy the assignment.”
“We believe you’ll enjoy the assignment, and that this training is in line with our shared belief that Trojans care for Trojans. It is an innovative, engaging, and informative online course, created with students for students,” the email stated.
The mandatory course requires students to disclose how many sexual encounters they have had in the past three months and how often they use drugs or alcohol. After disclosing the information, one is next prompted to disclose whether they used a condom.
“If you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months, how many times had you used a condom?” the course asks.
The student is then treated to a two-hour interactive course hammering students with information about the absurd levels of certification necessary to consider a sexual encounter consensual. While the program repeatedly reiterated that an intoxicated person cannot give consent, in other scenarios, where a man and woman who are both drunk have sex, the male is considered strictly to blame.
“It kept on saying that drunk people cannot give consent. In one scenario both the man and the woman were drunk but the video still blames the male for the assault. I found that a little confusing,” a student complained.
The interactive course also lectures students about obtaining verbal consent and are encouraged to “challenge gender stereotypes” and question the validity of “traditional thinking.”
But don’t worry- the course also covers tips for those who have been accused of sexual assault. The first tip offers that those who are accused should admit they may have “crossed a boundary.”
To summarize: tax dollars and hard-earned tuition money from parents are being used to force students to undergo invasive questioning about a personal matter and a lengthy interactive course that presupposes that “traditional thinking” is obsolete, “gender stereotypes” are damaging and that all college men are rapists lest they secure an insanely-high burden of proof that the sex was both consensual and sober.
Bear in mind that these are adults. These are adults that could be married and this course is demanding private, personal information that nobody should be forced to divulge.
Whether it’s a drunk at a bar or a college administrator, if anybody started talking to my wife about her sexual history, there wouldn’t be enough hours in the day to accomplish all the beatings I would intend.