Friday, May 08, 2009

Student Organizations Hold Bondage Clinic

The Dartmouth Coalition for Progress recently blitzed the following out to campus advertising a seminar on sexual bondage:
>From: Dartmouth Coalition for Progress
>Date: 07 May 2009 21:22:54 -0400
>Subject: All tied up?
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

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P A N A R C H Y
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The Dartmouth Coalition for Progress
p r e s e n t
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"We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, tantalizing sexual arousal. I speak of the erotic as the deepest life force, a force which moves us toward living in a fundamental way."
~ Audre Lorde
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BONDAGE 101:
an interactive* introduction to erotic rope tying

Tuesday, May 12
8:00 pm
Panarchy
9 School Street

featuring Dov, NYC-based bondage expert
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"Thou art to me a delicious torment."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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On a campus with little exposure to a kink-friendly community, Dov (and Panarchy, Sexperts, DCP, GSX, and Tabard) seek to offer students a space to learn and discuss safe, consensual methods of exploring BDSM. Dov will be teaching students how to perform erotic rope tying based on an intricate style originated in Japan. No assumptions will be made about gender and sexual preference; we seek to make this event as safe, queer-friendly, feminist, sex positive and inclusive as possible.

*Participation is optional (fully clothed). Ropes will be available; feel free to bring a partner.

Cosponsored by: Dartmouth Coalition for Progress, Tabard, Sexperts, Co-ed Council, COSO
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"Stars hid your fires. Let not light see my black and deep desires."
~ From The Talented Mr. Ripley
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Cosponsored by: Dartmouth Coalition for Progress, Tabard, Sexperts, Co-ed Council, COSO


Note that the event is funded by COSO. This will pay for the expertise of "Dov, NYC-based bondage expert" (Is 'dominatrix' not PC any more?), who will demonstrate
"erotic rope tying based on an intricate style originated in Japan." I'll leave it to the reader to assess how responsible a use of the College's money this is.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do COSO funds come thru the College and ultimately the alumni fund? If so, let's put this announcement in the next fund-raising mailer.

Anonymous said...

Did COSO specifically fund this event?

Or does the "co-sponsored" mean the Coalition used general money it received from COSO?

What a Mediocre School said...

This event was booked long ago, so the College could not cancel it -despite the budget crisis. Dartmouth's hands were tied.

Green Envy said...

What did it cost????

Stop Whining said...

we get it; you guys don't get laid

write something interesting

Anonymous said...

The budget crisis should have had nothing to do with this. Why was it scheduled in the first place?

DOWN WITH REVIEW BIGOTRY said...

I really don't appreciate the irresponsible insinuations made in this post as well as the comments. I pay several thousands of dollars a year to go to this school. If the college is going to dole out money to heteronormative and sexually repressive establishments such as the typical Greek organizations, the college should also help pay for the sexual liberation of any minority group on campus. Don't you prejudiced reviewers believe in parity and equality, so what about parity in sexual orientation? Any program should be treated equally regardless of the demographic that it targets. I demand that any complaints regarding the appropriation of COSO funds for this program be immediately removed to protect minority rights on campus.

OFFENDED said...

DOWN WITH BIGOT:

Your own biases are showing. The mission of Dartmouth is not sexual education, neither heteronomative or otherwise. You get that on your own time, and with your own money. Your tuition goes for something else.

How dare you DEMAND that complaints be removed, simply because you do not appreciate them. The comments above expressed concern about college and alumni money being spent teaching about bondage, not about restricting minority rights. Your demand to censor the speech of people sharing this concern is truly offensive.

If you only pay several thousand dollars a year, who makes up the rest of the $88 thousand spent on you here?

The Grand Dragon said...

"Any program should be treated equally regardless of the demographic that it targets."

I agree. COSO must turn over an equal amount to the KKK.

Does Down with Bigotry have any clue how clueless his words are?

d11 said...

I can't tell if "DOWN WITH REVIEW BIGOTRY" is sincere, sarcastic, trolling, or all three.

I could be wrong, but COSO is funded by a special student activities fee, not the general endowment/alumni fund.

Kink Friend said...

Why do some still believe that minorities have a "right" not to be offended and that this tops the rights of others to speak freely?

James Wright's legacy, not Todd Zywicki's.

"Kink-friendly" offers a whole new perspective on what constitutes a minority with rights. Soon there will be a special group for kink-friendly alumni; how many seats will they get on the Alumni Council?

The Fing is a Kink!!! or is this expression stolen from a different Jeff Hart?

Creative Loner said...

What about us do-it-yourself-ers?

Anonymous said...

COSO receives money from the College and then doles it out across a multitude of student organizations. What say do students have in how the members of COSO itself are selected?

"Each spring COSO adds six students from the first-year class based on an application and interview process.

"Serving on COSO is a 3-year commitment and the new first-year students join the 18 upperclass students who, along with two representatives from the Dean of the College office and two faculty representatives comprise COSO with Liz Agosto, Associate Director of Collis Center & Student Activities, as the non-voting chair."
If you have new ideas that we don't like, we insiders will keep you on the outside. Does the word "marginalized" come to mind? Very different from and not to be confused with "self-marginalized".

Good preparation for the preferred form of alumni governance.

Teach your children well.

They need a code that they can live by.

Sr. Lolcat said...

I find it quite funny that anyone could call fraternities and sororities "heteronormative and sexually repressive." Tabard exists on this campus and has for years. When an organization like that is part of the system, it's pretty pointless to rage about the system.

I also love how the previous poster's name is listed in all caps; perhaps DWRB forgot to take his/her(and since we're being sexually non-heteronormative)/its blood pressure medication this morning.

The fact of the matter is that TDR would equally call out any organization on what they believe to be a waste of the college's money.

What I find much more disturbing--and coincidentally, hilarious--is DWRB's demand that complaints about the appropriation of COSO funds for this event be removed to protect minority rights. Believe it or not, DWRB, people who think that bondage workshops are a bad idea have First Amendment rights too, and are definitely a minority. What about their rights? Believe it or not there are those who pay several thousand dollars a year to go to this college who have a viewpoint different from yours who happen to believe this is a misuse of funds.

By the way, TDR is completely independent of Dartmouth funding. It's not a campus organization and is not therefore required to conform to any guidelines that you feel should be set for it, no matter how many "minority rights" you feel have been trampled. No minority is immune to criticism just as no majority is immune to criticism.

Dartmouth Mediocre said...

DOWN WITH REVIEW BIGOTRY has got it right. Why can't we all get along. Nobody should criticize anyone!!!

After all, we are an academic institution dedicated to learning.

Anonymous said...

"Nobody should criticize anyone!!! After all, we are an academic institution dedicated to learning."

And good heavens, how can there be learning if people are guilty of critical thinking?

Dartmouth Mediocre said...

Hey Anon. Can you spot sarcasm...?