As originally reported by The Cardinal Newman Society, Marquette University began hosting a 12-week FemSex workshop on campus. After protests, the University pulled its support. The group has continued meeting off campus.
Last week, 53 professors signed a public letter to University President Fr. Scott Pilarz, S.J., Provost John Pauly published in the Marquette Tribune protesting the University’s decision. They claim that the workshop’s mission is consistent with that of the University’s new Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC).
“FemSex directly supports the GSRC’s mission to ‘provide a space dedicated to the pursuit of dialogue, growth and empowerment around issues of gender, sex and sexuality,’” said the letter. “The GSRC has not only the right but also the responsibility to host FemSex and similar programming.”
“We were gravely disappointed not only by the original decision to prohibit the GSRC’s sponsorship of FemSex, but also by the way that decision was made – at the request of a limited number of people and with no consultation of parties involved.”