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ERIC Number: EJ940531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Sexual Ethics: Princeton's Peculiar Double Standard
Nieli, Russell K.
Academic Questions, v24 n1 p74-84 Mar 2011
In this article, the author dissects Princeton University's decision to deny the request made early in 2010 by the traditional values-oriented Anscombe Society to support a chastity and abstinence center on campus. As the Anscombe Society members have pointed out, Princeton University clearly is "not" neutral regarding the values of the sexual revolution and the standing of conservative students who reject its liberationist values in the name of an older, often biblically-informed tradition of premarital chastity and sexual self-restraint--a tradition that from its beginnings in 1746 until the late 1960s Princeton itself assiduously upheld. Meanwhile, a center has been created for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, who, it is claimed, have been marginalized. The author shows that at Princeton it is the traditionalist students who have been marginalized. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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