The University of
Washington (UW) is offering graduate students the opportunity to earn a
certificate in Sexuality and Queer Studies. Not surprising these days. The
program’s curriculum is based on helping students study “the foundational work
of queer scholars and scholars of queer studies,” and to develop the “ability
to interrogate and analyze the complex intersections of sexualities with other
dimensions of societal power.” And to gain the “ability to communicate
effectively through both writing and speaking on topics related to sexualities
and queer studies.” Sure.
Is there really much
difference between “queer scholars” and “scholars of queer studies?”
The University of
Washington apparently believes there is an overabundance of “historically
naturalized normative forms of (hetero) sexuality” and that this imbalance
needs to be addressed for some reason. Ergo, it made the Graduate Certificate
in Sexuality and Queer Studies application available to all students in a
graduate or professional program. And committed itself to provide a program
heterosexuality and interrogates
analyses of sexual normativity.” Just what we needed.
For that matter, it is
high time we “denaturalized” breathing, eating, drinking-- and excretion—too. As
well as marriage between one man and one woman. And, by extension, having kids.
it is no longer enough to tolerate members of “the LGBTQ community” and treat them
with humanity, dignity, and respect. They now demand that we celebrate them—incessantly—and
effectively worship them. That is beyond the pale, and truly offensive. Tolerance?
Sure. But tolerance only goes one way now. LGBTQers, don’t try to force the
rest of us to essentially renounce our own traditional sexuality or to
consider homosexuality absolutely morally equivalent (if not superior) to—and
as important to the past and future of mankind-- as heterosexuality.
this ultra-aggressive approach of the more militant LGBTQ entities tends only
to make the rest of us less likely to pledge our support.
goeth before the fall.