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When higher ed’s sexual politics target children

Girls not old enough to drive are being instructed on how to have sex

The University of Louisville has an interesting event going on this week: “Cupcakes and Condoms,” a program that will teach participants about “sexual and reproductive health.” What is being taught is only half as important as who is being taught: The event is being marketed to girls as young as fourteen years old. That’s right: Very young women not even old enough to hold a learner’s permit will apparently be instructed in the finer points of condom usage.

Perhaps understandably, nobody associated with this event was willing to talk to a College Fix reporter about it. Can you blame them? If you were teaching adolescent children how to have sex—if you were more or less encouraging them to do so—you’d probably keep your mouth shut, too.

That this is happening under the auspices of a public university makes it all the more galling. As a rule it is not generally assumed that your tax dollars are going to be funneled toward sexual tutelage for minors. Progressive sexual values, particularly those embodied by the ever-more-zealous strains of campus progressivism, are as uncompromising as they are comprehensive. It is not unfathomable to imagine a college “sexual health” program, at some point in the future, teaching eleven- or twelve-year-old girls how to properly use condoms. The politics of liberal sexuality arguably provide for such a thing.

Conservatives are lacking on campuses; those willing to publicly stand up for chastity are fewer still. It is not surprising that a government-funded school can undertake such a program with virtually no pushback whatsoever. Students at Louisville who are alarmed by such gratuitous and wanton sexual anarchy might consider contacting the administration and voicing their displeasure; parents and donors might consider the same. It can be a little awkward, of course; sex is a fraught, intense and precarious subject. But then that’s all the more reason that we shouldn’t be teaching underage girls how to do it.

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