College classes on human sexuality face heightened scrutiny
July 22, Sex education made headlines in Lawrence, Kan. He showed videos to illustrate the range of sexual practices and used earthy humor in his lectures that at least one student found off-putting. That student was an intern in the office of Republican state Sen.
Susan Wagle, who did not like what she was hearing about Professor Dailey's course. As a result, Senator Wagle introduced a budget amendment aimed at prohibiting state universities from showing what she called "obscene" videos in sex ed classes.
In the end, the governor vetoed the amendment. But the incident shines a spotlight on the controversy that often surrounds sexuality classes. Educators say flaps like that in Kansas are not unique.
The discipline has become something of an academic orphan, and without the support of an organized department, professors often find the subject difficult to teach. Most classes were established during the sexual revolution married woman sucking dick the s.
Those were years of more openness, says John DeLamater, a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. But as America began to move in a more socially conservative direction in the s and '90s, that openness faded.
Herdt agrees, saying conservative groups ourshemale using intimidation to silence college-classroom discussions: