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    10/7/2013 11:49:37 AM Posted by Patrick Coyle

    Marquette Feminism SpeakerBy Ethan Hollenberger

    Two weeks after canceling a radical female sexuality seminar for the second time, Marquette University(MU) hosted controversial feminist Jaclyn Friedman. Friedman's appearance was sponsored by MU student government utilizing student activity fee money. 

    Friedman, who hosts a weekly podcast, "F***ing While Feminist," spoke on healthy sexuality and anti-rape activities as part of the campus' Sexual Violence Awareness week.

    Sexuality and feminism have caused controversy at Marquette in recent months. In February, conservative students, alumni, and local radio hosts encouraged Marquette administrators to strip sponsorship a student led sexuality seminar.

     The seminar, FemSex, utilized the c**t coloring book and other morally objectionable material and was to be held on the campus's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. The Jesuit Catholic University's President Father Scott Pilarz, S.J. wrote in an op-ed to the Marquette Tribune, "After reviewing the specific workshop outline, I consulted with university leadership and found aspects that fell outside our Catholic, Jesuit identity."

    The seminar came back this fall under sponsorship from the Honors Program. Again, the sponsorship was pulled. This time because the workshop didn't have a faculty presence.

     FemSex's continued rejection does pose a bit of a pickle for the University. On one-hand the campus is dedicated to recognizing academic freedom; however, as Pilarz noted last March, the Catholic identity of the school must be maintained. 

     So, with feminist Jaclyn Friedman's appearance, yet another anti-Catholic voice will be heard by students seeking a Jesuit education. 

    Perhaps, someday true intellectual diversity will exist on Marquette's campus and social violence will be presented by a leading conservative Catholic voice. 

    Until then, the coexist stickers with a cross as the "t" continue to be false liberal lip service. 

    Ethan Hollenberger, age 22, is a conservative activist from Wisconsin. While at Marquette, he was a founding member of his campus' Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He can be contacted at More of his columns are available at Follow him on Twitter: @EHollenberger.

    • Readers' Comments

    • A coloring book, how quaint. These 'intellectuals' promote a special kind of stupidity. An infantile stupidity, a stupidity that cannot be educated or reasoned with. These people are dangerous. Every bit as dangerous as the Nazis, probably more so, because they truly believe that they are working to better humanity, and their propaganda is a little bit more subtle than the Nazis' "Jews are descended from apes and pigs" angle. This does not change the fact that they are working to destroy, and I do mean utterly destroy humanity. The leadership of the Catholic Church has been infested with people that are not savvy enough to recognize evil when it appears. The Church has been neutered in it's fight against evil.
      Posted by DilloTank on 10/07/2013
    • Well, I went to Amazon to look Ms. Friedman's book. As is typical of all Leftist writers, the book is so completely uninteresting and uninformative, that only the truly braindead will bother to read it. What destructive ideas are hidden in the book, someone else will have to take the time to figure that out.
      Posted by DilloTank on 10/07/2013
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