Warning: This article contains sexual references that may be offensive to readers.
Recently, a young Georgia Tech student wrote me an angry letter saying I had unfairly criticized some of last year’s Georgia Tech Coming Out Week (CTCOW) activities as “pornographic.” His missive contained classic liberal arguments like “Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!” and “You’re a homo!”
I hope readers will trust that I am not a “homo” and that my pants are not presently “on fire.” If so, I can defend my use of the term “pornographic” in reference to at least one GTCOW event. A brief overview of the 2004 GTCOW activities schedule should settle the argument:
On Monday, October 4, 2004, GTCOW held a “Kick-Off Fair” where a variety of students and faculty stood up to show support for their LGBT friends.
Later that day, an event called “Sex for Ramblin’ Wrecks” was convened so that “The homos and the heteros and the guys and the gals (could) come together for a fun night of sex trivia, where you find girls that don't know what a (offensive term deleted) is and guys who have no idea how to put on a condom.”
On Tuesday, October 5, 2004, a “Gay Marriage Debate” was scheduled.
On Wednesday, October 6, 2004, the “Alumni Panel” focused on serious questions like “What's it like to be out (of the closet) in the workplace?”
On Thursday, October 7, 2004, the “Coming Out Workshop” was sponsored by the Counseling Center. The stages of coming out were discussed along with the challenges and benefits of each.
Later that night the “Big Gay Out: Wünderblitz” was held, which, according to the university, was “perhaps the largest inter-collegiate LGBT (this indicates that the event was for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and trans-gendered persons) party in Atlanta.”
A “Gay Pride trivia” event was also held during GTCOW, which provided Georgia Tech students with an opportunity to ponder the following important questions:
1. What is the name of the relatively new female genital piercing technique, where the rings are placed under the hood of the (offensive term deleted), horizontally, and are known to be sexually enhancing?
2. Does the (offensive term deleted) need to be erect for the (offensive term deleted) piercing procedure?
3. What is Tribadism?
Answer: a technique that involves rubbing your genitals against another person's genitals or other body part. Many lesbians enjoy tribadism because they can involve their whole bodies.
4. What is the “robot” fetish?
Answer: It is the name popularly used to describe a fetish related to humanoid or non-humanoid robots or people dressed in robot costumes. A related fetish involves attraction to mannequins or statues. A common fantasy related to these fetishes involves transformation into a robot, mannequin or statue.
5. What is a “looner?”
Answer: It is a balloon fetish, referring to people who are sexually stimulated by having balloons inflated within certain body cavities.
6. What is infantilism?
Answer: Dressing or acting as a baby for sexual stimulation.
7. What is the “Intergenerational” fetish?
Answer: Being aroused by sex between older and younger people. This is also known as pedophilia.
8. What is the “Messy” fetish?
Answer: Being aroused by getting extremely dirty (literally) during sex.
9. What is “Trample-Crush” fetish?
Answer: Being stepped on, trampled or crushed for sexual enjoyment.
10. What is “bestiality” fetish?
Answer: Having sexual intercourse with animals.
As you can see, Georgia Tech has been deeply concerned with its image as an academic institution that provides a technical education in boring areas like mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. In order to solve this problem, administrators have been dedicating considerable resources to help change the school’s image.
Now, you can send your child to Georgia Tech, where he or she (or “undecided,” if “it” is experiencing gender identity confusion) can learn about pedophilia, bestiality, and “robot fetishism” in a safe environment free from excessive moral judgment and intolerance.
If you think that GTCOW at Georgia Tech has nothing to do with pornography, this is certainly the place for you. For more information on admissions, write to Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, or call the President at 404.894.5051.