October 31, 2017

Environmental Feminists Push for 'Sustainable Sex'

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

Feminist activists at John's Hopkins University are aiming to raise awareness about how third-wave feminism and environmental sustainability relate to each other. 

Yes, really

Hopkins Feminists and Students for Environmental Action (SEA) tabled an event titled “Sustainable Sex” on Monday as part of a larger series of “Feminist Mondays,” which aims to call attention to the issues intersecting feminism and environment sustainability.

Bhavitha Kotha, the vice president of Hopkins Feminists, said that they want to challenge students to think about feminism in new ways. She said that she had never before considered some of the things that the “Feminist Mondays” series addresses.

“We really want to focus on the intersectional aspects [of] feminism and how it overlaps with environmentalism, because we feel like people really tend to look at these issues in boxes,” she said. “To care about one is, by definition, to really care about the other.”

At “Sustainable Sex,” the groups gave out sustainably-produced condoms, which are carcinogen-free and manufactured by laborers paid fair wages.

Kotha said that members of Hopkins Feminists spoke with students about how to practice sustainable sex, by using products from environmentally-conscious manufacturers and thinking more openly about family planning and sexual health.

Next Monday, the groups will host “Menstruation Monday,” which will include a trivia challenge students can participate in to win sustainably produced menstruation products like pads and tampons.

Menstruation Monday! Sounds like fun. 

Seriously, do these students have nothing better to do with their time? 

Currently, 36 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds with college degrees still live with their parents and nearly 45 percent are working jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree.

Many recent grads aren't well-equipped to secure good jobs upon graduation. Perhaps part of the reason is that college campuses have become progressive utopias that prioritize pumping students with left-wing ideology over teaching practical skills. 

Many liberal arts colleges, including the one I attended in Boston, don't require basic math courses for students to receive their diplomas. Yet students are forced to take seemingly absurd classes to fulfill graduation requirements -- like Deconstructing Twentieth-Century Art and Music, Gender in a Global Perspective, The Culture of Hip Hop, and Love and Eroticism in Western Culture (all actual courses offered at my alma mater, Emerson College). 

Rather than placing emphasis on skills students will actually need to flourish in the real world -- like basic finance or how put together a decent resume -- colleges have put abstract liberal arts and social justice on a pedestal. 

The end result?

Armies of "educated idiots" who live in Mommy's basement well into their thirties. 

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commented 2017-11-01 23:53:57 -0400
Andrew Stephenson:
Latex? Haven’t you even heard of allergic reactions to latex?
" Latex allergy may cause allergic reactions ranging from skin irritation to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition."

Geez….get with it.
commented 2017-11-01 23:49:27 -0400
Andrew Stephenson:
“The World Health Organization has named the birth control pill a Group 1 Carcinogen — right up there with radiation and cigarettes.”
" use of the pill has been strongly linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The pill is also believed to increase the risk of cervical cancer and liver cancer." Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, breast surgical oncologist and co-founder of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.
The Pharmaceutical industry is certainly not telling women this.
commented 2017-11-01 23:40:16 -0400
Andrew Stephenson:
When I said the old rhythm method was ineffective, I meant it. So please read this and educate yourself. No two women are identical nor are menstrual cycles consistent.

“Rhythm Method: Women are taught to predict when they will be fertile based on previous cycles. The Rhythm Method is not effective for women who have short luteal phases, cannot be used by women who are annovulatory for an extended period of time (including breastfeeding women or women who are approaching menopause) and is likely to fail if a woman has a markedly shorter or longer cycle than she has experienced in the past (which virtually every woman will from time to time). For more information on the Rhythm Method see the Couple to Couple League’s book, The Art of Natural Family Planning, 4th Edition, by John and Sheila Kippley.”
commented 2017-11-01 15:22:04 -0400
Liza, there is a product called Diva cup (there are other companies selling it as well), it involves inserting it with fingers and removing it to “empty fluids” and washing the cup before re-inserting it. Yep, I’ll take a pass on this one too!
commented 2017-11-01 14:06:14 -0400
Maybe its something in the air? Or in the water?

Baby Doc Trudeau is a two time university dropout and yet, from the heart out, became our “wonderful” feminist PM with skills such as camping, hitch hiking around the world (on Papa Doc’s dime), bouncer, snowboard instructor, and of course him being a part-time on-call drama teacher. Then there is his understanding of finance: other people’s money, massive deficits, and giving away billions.

With his success as an example, why would anyone today expect a real education is needed to get anywhere.

And then there are the genius collective called Antifa.

The West is doomed…
commented 2017-11-01 13:08:51 -0400
I have a tip for these third wave femiloonienazis on how to promote ‘sustainable sex’. Get married, shave your armpits, stay married and never utter the phrase ‘menstruation Mondays’ ever again!
Oh that’s not what they meant?

“The primary limit on the rhythm method is compliance.”
It worked for my French Catholic motherinlaw. She only had the four kid’s she wanted.
How did she do it you might ask?
" NO Gerard NO!"

About ‘menstruation Mondays. I don’t know how hygienic it would be to wash out and reuse cloth menstral pads. Sounds pretty gross to me. I suppose before we became a civilized society women had no choice.
Got choice now. Ain’t doin it!
commented 2017-11-01 11:16:21 -0400
“Jan G commented 15 hours ago
What are women thinking dumping carcinogens into their bodies just for sex???

If feminists want to ‘go green’, then they should be using the Creighton Model Fertility Care System, Natural Family Planning. But it’s Catholic!!
It’s a complex scientific system based on the Billings Ovulation Method, NaPro Technology, (this is not the old ineffective rhythm method) that is as effective as the birth control pill and treats infertility without IVF.
http://creightonmodel.com/background.htm"

The primary limit on the rhythm method is compliance. If you obey the schedule it’s essentially 100% effective, but people don’t. Adding mucus analysis to that doesn’t address that problem. The hormones in birth control aren’t carcinogenic and neither is latex.

Further, permutations of the rhythm method is the firstI thing infertile couples try. IVF is a pricy and invasive backup for when that doesn’t work, not the first choice. The problem is not usually because they’re not having sex at the right time.

If it works for you, great, but it’s not a miracle cure.
commented 2017-11-01 11:05:11 -0400
“Ron Joseph commented 15 hours ago

Thanks for confirming my thoughts: 36% live at home and 45% do jobs that do not require a degree.
Why don’t I get these numbers from the MSM. "

You do. They just don’t spin it quite the way you like. They point out that they don’t have good jobs because the good jobs don’t exist in sufficient numbers.

BAs have NEVER had to take math, and decades ago, many people did fine without postsecondary education at all, let alone third year mathematics. Even though qualification creep is still occurring, it’s doubtful that math is the problem. STEM degrees are not any less immune to underemployment especially in Canada which has a lot of grads and relatively few jobs for them since the “branch plant” and resource economy has no use for them.

I’d ask if perhaps the causality is the other way. Perhaps, given the lack of meaningful opportunity in their careers, they’re taking up secondary causes. It’s hard to argue that sustainable condoms or hygiene products aren’t worthwhile in their own right. I’m sure that had some wealthy capitalist invented them you’d be all for it (although who knows, the Right is often vigorously defensive of traditional ways, even when it’s nonsensical).

Also, having a job is not exclusive to having secondary causes or advocating for them in your free time.
commented 2017-11-01 02:34:21 -0400
Hmm… I think the Babylonians tried to achieve some form of round-the-clock and “sustainable sex” some thousands of years ago… Didn’t work out too well there either as I recall… I’ve heard that “4 hour Viagara” is as good as it gets since then…
commented 2017-11-01 00:58:13 -0400
Drew Wakariuk:
Well, celibacy will work too!!!!
commented 2017-11-01 00:41:09 -0400
Jan G i think comments from Mongrel and Tammi are true , these feminazi things have no worries as i doubt they will even need these condoms as no sane man would get in bed with these man hating demons.
commented 2017-10-31 22:28:26 -0400
Menstruation Monday will be attended by Drips,
commented 2017-10-31 20:17:13 -0400
Kristin Tate—I have often wondered if these University Grads are as useless as everyone says. I also heard that a good percentage of them still live at Mom and Dads because they don’t qualify for most jobs.
Thanks for confirming my thoughts: 36% live at home and 45% do jobs that do not require a degree.
Why don’t I get these numbers from the MSM.
commented 2017-10-31 19:56:51 -0400
What are women thinking dumping carcinogens into their bodies just for sex???

If feminists want to ‘go green’, then they should be using the Creighton Model Fertility Care System, Natural Family Planning. But it’s Catholic!!
It’s a complex scientific system based on the Billings Ovulation Method, NaPro Technology, (this is not the old ineffective rhythm method) that is as effective as the birth control pill and treats infertility without IVF.
http://creightonmodel.com/background.htm

It is founded by Dr. Thomas Hilgers
NFP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXy2ilPC0CU
Infertility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uICf3-amX5I
commented 2017-10-31 18:33:53 -0400
These so called feminists call buy all the sustainably-produced condoms they like, I have a feeling they will sit unused in a drawer, as their personalities and leftist causes are anything but sexy!
No doubt Menstruation Monday will have standing room only.

Colleges and Universities are churning out imbeciles with no life skills! Parents are post-posting their retirement for this?!!!
commented 2017-10-31 18:26:51 -0400
Third wave feminism is perfectly sustainable, because no one would want sex with third wave feminists. The only men who might would be those like the four buzz feed “men”, in the earlier article, who have no testosterone hence no libido to keep going.

Yep, perfect environmental sustainability where the resource, such as it is, remains unexploited.
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