Joined: Sep. 2006
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|Quote (Albatrossity2 @ July 06 2007,11:12)|
|Some of the articles on that SALVO site are pretty frightening. This one, by some theology major at Loyola/Chicago, has the heading "True tales of students caught in the academic crossfire". |
What's her beef? Gasp, a guest lecturer in her 300-level Bioethics class was a "1989 doctoral graduate of Loyola, [and] a founding member of the abortion provider Jane, Inc., which “served” women seeking abortions during the decade prior to 1973." Seems like you'd want to have lots of viewpoints expressed in a Bioethics class, and inviting guest lecturers might be a good way to introduce a diversity of opinions. But no, this theology student, true to her kind, writes
|Ethics ought to be taught by those who are truly ethical, and I want my teachers to actually teach instead of just facilitating discussion; that is why I pay $30,000 a year to attend a private university!|
Translation - Just tell me the ethics, don't make me think about it, and please don't make me discuss it with any of those other folks in the class!
"Ethics ought to be taught by those who are truly ethical." Indeed. And classes about organised crime should be taught by Mafiosi, ancient history should be taught by dead people, and religion should be taught by gods.
Biology, however, should be taught by lawyers and engineers.
I’m actually sympathetic to a lot of criticism of women’s studies and the utter pablum that passes for “feminist theory” these days. But these folks at Salvo just rattle on abstractly – if that young lady has a story to tell, she should tell her story. Be specific and concrete, and have a, ahem, point. (How male-identified of me!
*Cheerfully toodles off to see what Steve wrote about Rick Warren*
Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?
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