Given that the Metropolitan University of Manchester now considers swinging an activity suitable for promotion to its students, one must ask who is going to protect the young adults from the menace of perverted and sick minded tutors? Has the academic world lost all sense of it’s moral and pastoral duty to the young?
The scandal I refer to centres on a course of study in which participants are encouraged to embrace promiscuity as a healthy means of furthering one’s life and career. The title of this seedy little course, which claims to be over-subscribed, is the Polyamory, Concensual Non-Monogamy and Relationship Anarchy Event.
It is being held as part of the MMU futures programme, something run by the University to encourage the development of ‘life skills’. To this end participants, on each of the various courses that make up the MMU programme, gain ‘points’ which count towards their academic progress. Those enrolling in this grubby Polyamory course are informed that taking “full part” will provide “extra points”. The mind boggles..
The course is running from January to March and boasts a panel of so called “esteemed speakers” led by one Dr. Christian Klesse, a sociology expert who is on the staff at the University. His event is being advertised with the slogan “Many people feel drawn towards building intimidate relationships that include mutual arrangements on emotional and/or sexual non-exclusivity. This event will explore questions regarding concensually non-monogamous ways of life, from academic, cultural and political perspectives.”
The Polyamory, Concensual Non-Monogamy and Relationship Anarchy Event is just one of several centred on a recreational approach to sex. It therefore becomes clear that the Metropolitan University of Manchester has now fully embraced the worst excesses of the sexual revolution and believes that encouraging promiscuity amongst the younger generation falls within it’s remit.
University staff have a duty to introduce students to a rich variety of experiences and academic opinions. The best institutions being those that foster genuine free thinking space. But young minds are impressionable and also require guidance through the academic process. It is here tutors earn their salt. If students are to thrive they must learn to sidestep that which is dangerous and unworthy of academic scrutiny. Consider the threat of Islamic radicalisation as one good example. Surely Britain’s parents send children to University to improve their minds not that they might be led into a life of vice and/or fall prey to the more seedy notions of perverted academic staff?
What possible benefit is there then in this promotion of sexual acts as mere recreation? It is to the shame of Manchester Metropolitan University that it is serving up this puerile tripe. This course might be dressed up in the language of learning but there is nothing virtuous here only the tawdry and the carnal.
One student told a reporter ‘I know you’re meant to experiment when you’re a student, but this just seems creepy and a bit weird.’ I would go further. Your university is failing you by encouraging this filth. Might it not be an act of abuse?