With all the recent outrage on these pages about university funds being spent on shows that present women as sex objects, there’s one thing that we’re all missing here.
We’re the problem.
The university provides events that it thinks will attract large numbers of students. And events such as “Talk Sex with Sue Johanson”, “The Vagina Monologues” and “I Heart Female Orgasm” have drawn thousands of students. Students camp out overnight for tickets, which sell out in minutes. Students pack the auditoriums. Students give gushing reviews in the DTH.
The university just does what makes sense in a market of willing customers. When there is demand, there is going to be supply.
This isn’t going to change unless the demand changes. And demand will change only if students change their values. If students stop replacing love with lust, respect with exploitation and purity with licentiousness, then demand for events which do likewise will diminish.
We, the students, are the cause of all this. This is a disease that can’t be fought from the top. It must be fought from the bottom. Perceptions must be changed. Values must be changed. That’s the only way to reverse this sort of disease of society.