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Evergreen State College hosts sex workshops for students

By 97.3 KIRO FM Staff

A student organization at Evergreen State College hosted
“sexy workshops” on campus Thursday, but not every student
was thrilled with the topics.

Greeners for Choice, a pro-choice registered student group
at the publicly-funded liberal arts college in Olympia,
Wash., was behind the workshops, which were titled “Oral
Ambitions: Cunnilingus,” and “Strap-on Seductions.”

The workshops were presented by an organization called
“Babeland” and held in a classroom on campus.

According to a flyer for the event, the workshops included
a demonstration of positions and techniques.

A senior at Evergreen brought the workshop to the
attention of 97.3 KIRO-FM’s The Dori Monson Show, angry
that her student fees went to pay for such events.

“I am offended by this, I really feel that it is obscene,”
the student said. “If they want to be a campus that
anything goes, that’s great to a point. But there are
things that cross the line and I believe today’s event is
one of them.”

A campus spokesperson said that tax dollars and tuition
were not used to put on the workshop, although mandatory
students activity fees were used.

“The student activities group helps arrange hundreds of
presentations a year on all kinds of topics dealing with
political, social justice, entertainment, and academic
topics,” Jason Wettstein, Media and Community Relations
Manager for Evergreen State College, said in an email.

“As a student organized activity through student
activities, the college administration cannot restrict
content of presentations unless the content violates the
law. Prior restraint of content would be prohibited by
federal law and would likely be an infringement of freedom
of speech.”

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