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Senator Craig as a toe tapping menace?

Best article the dankprofessor has seen on the arrest of Senator Craig.

DANKPROFESSOR’s take on the article-

Mac Donald had an excellent incorporation of  Laud Humphrey’s work in providing perspective on Craig and the breastplate of righteousness and the ultimately unsuccessful attempt to live a secret life.  Such is ironic, one engages in ‘public’ sex to preserve one’s secrecy.  Such are the sort of dilemmas faced by those who are sexually closeted.  It should be apparent why there has been so much emphasis by the gay movement to come out of the closet and those who view such coming out as a form of flaunting meriting stigmatization.  Of course, if the Senator did not closet himself he would not have been the senator from Idaho advocating against gay marriage; instead he may have been a “free” gay man minimizing any discrepancy between private self and public self.  And, of course, taking vice officers away from policing  of  unobtrusive consensual sex would be a step in the right direction.  However, on our university campuses, we have quasi vice officers posing as university administrators policing the private lives of students and professors who are involved in  sexual relationships.  Now almost all professors who are involved or who have been involved in such relationships are in the closet- often living in fear that they will be exposed by campus informants and various and sundry academic moral zealots, and attempting to protect themselves at times by wrapping themselves in a moral breastplate of righteousness.  

 

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September 2, 2007 - Posted by | Senator Craig, sexual politics, sexual rights

1 Comment »

  1. Professor retort is quite cogent.

    Comment by Richard | September 3, 2007 | Reply


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