Parents, teachers, sex reporters, and other adults looking for a creepy window into the sex lives of our nation's youth! Welcome to TBD's digest of local college sex columns:
FREE THE LIFELESS FETUSES: The Johns Hopkins News-Letter commends the presence of aborted fetus posters on its campus. "This Tuesday, pro-life activists protested on North Charles Street at 34th street. They carried posters with graphic signs of aborted fetuses and lynched persons. Other signs contained comparisons between abortion and genocide, which many people considered to be offensive. Many passersby were disturbed by and angry at the signs used by the protesters, and some were angry at the mere fact that pro-life protesters were near campus. Though aware of the activists' right to protest, many students admonished the behavior of the activists," the paper wrote in an editorial. "The News-Letter not only appreciates the presence of the protesters, but also believes that the protesters were well within their rights to bring posters with them. This is not to say that this newspaper supports the message of pro-life activists. Instead, it supports the presence of opposing viewpoints as they challenge the status quo." Apparently freedom's only free when you express support and "appreciation" of anything anyone else says, in any context.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY alterna-paper the Georgetown Voice collects prefrosh bon mots: "I guess wearing a straight-up bikini to class is an early indication that Thirsty Thursday has started."
HOT GIRLS ARE TERRIBLE: JHU's Mike McKenna warns men against bringing beautiful women to school dances, because they are all so much more awful than Mike McKenna is. "With the exception of people in relationships, it seems a lot of guys only focus on bringing the hottest date they can coerce into coming. She can be the most obnoxious woman in the world, but as long as she's attractive, guys will bring her. Don't get me wrong, I can see the appeal of bringing a 10, flipping off that annoying guy from chemistry lab with her on your shoulder and trying to get lucky at the end of the night. I'll even admit that I did this my sophomore year of high school (let's hope my old date doesn't read this article). But is it worth bringing someone you hardly know just because he or she is attractive?" ANSWERED: "With a few exceptions, I don't think bringing some random gorgeous woman you don't know is worth the chance of a mediocre night full of small talk."
ON LADY MCs: The Howard University Hilltop takes on women in hip-hop: "It was 1984 when Roxanne Shante appeared on the classic song 'The Real Roxanne' a response to UTFO's song 'Roxanne, Roxanne.' It was this song that was the start of a movement greater than what any label could imagine. She, along with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Sha-Rock, The Funky Four Plus one More and others became the leaders of a movement that would change hip hop forever," Noelle Jones writes. "You could say they added more feminine faces to hip-hop's Mount Rushmore." But now, "The days of artist like Salt & Pepa, Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliot topping charts seem to be a distant memory." BUT WHITHER Nicki Minaj?