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