Let’s not talk about sex, baby. That’s the message Tennessee lawmakers sent when they pulled most of the funding from the University of Tennessee’s “sex week.” Knoxnews reports:
The weeklong series of events and panel discussions planned for the UT’s Knoxville campus, beginning April 5, has drawn unwanted attention from some state legislators, who have questioned the use of public money earmarked for the program.Totaling $18,195, the bulk of the event’s funding — $11,145 — was expected to come from academic departments and programs, i.e. state funding.
The list of proposed programs included everything from the tame (HIV testing) to the not so tame (workshops on sexual technique). But regardless of the subject matter, we tend to think that most things don’t improve with government funding, let alone students’ sex lives.