Duke University cancels motherhood event when pro-life group participates

posted at 4:02 pm on March 29, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The defender of free campus speech FIRE has a new report that has to be read to be believed.  Duke University Students for Life booked a space at the campus Women’s Center for a presentation on the challenging roles of motherhood as part of their “Week for Life” campaign.  The event at the center involved a student and her mother speaking about their relationship and the difficulties each had.  Unfortunately, Duke apparently fears that students might come into contact with pro-life arguments while discussing motherhood — and acted to protect students from the trauma:

Duke University’s Women’s Center has canceled an event about motherhood because the sponsor was engaging in pro-life expression elsewhere on campus. A Women’s Center representative told Duke Students for Life (DSFL) that “we have a problem” and an ideological “conflict” with the event, which was supposedly canceled to protect Duke women from encountering the event during the group’s “traumatizing” pro-life “Week for Life.” The group’s president has turned to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help.

“Duke appears to have an unwritten but officially enforced stance regarding abortion that has resulted in pro-life groups being shut out of the Women’s Center,” said FIRE Vice President Robert Shibley. “This treatment is a deeply hypocritical violation of the Women’s Center’s promise that it ‘welcomes discordant viewpoints from varied experiences.’”

As part of a “Week for Life” series of events held at Duke over March 15-19, DSFL had reserved a Women’s Center space for a “Discussion with a Duke Mother” on March 18. A Duke student and mother was to speak about motherhood and the challenges of being in both roles. But the day before the event, the reservation was abruptly canceled in a voicemail to the group.

Meeting with the group on March 18, Duke Women’s Center Gender Violence Prevention Specialist Martin Liccardo said that because the event was associated with the Week for Life and DSFL, the event could not be held at the Women’s Center.

Liccardo told the group that the prospect of holding a pro-life event in the Women’s Center during Week for Life was too upsetting for some students: “We had a very strong reaction from students in general who use our space who said this was something that was upsetting and not OK. So based on that, we said, OK, we are going to respond to this and stop the program.”

Duke is, of course, a private enterprise and can set any terms it wants for its campus speech.  However, the notion that motherhood is so traumatizing for students who at some point in time all had mothers is too hilarious to ignore.  Motherhood, after all, is an integral part of the lives of most women at some point.   What’s next — banning a speech on apple pie because it might “traumatize” anti-Big Ag activists?

The irony of this is that the event appears to have been intended to show the difficulties of motherhood.  The topic of abortion was apparently not the point of the discussion (but even if it was — why is Duke afraid of it?).  If anything, it could have provided a springboard for discussion about family planning and its options.  Instead, Duke acts as if women will get the vapors if someone mentions “motherhood” in a public space on its campus.  The women who attend the university ought to feel insulted rather than be grateful for this paternalistic intervention.

Of course, what really happened here is that Duke just doesn’t like the notion of pro-life groups on its campus.  Duke and its Women’s Center “welcomes discordant viewpoints from varied experiences” only when those viewpoints all reach the Duke University-approved conclusion.

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I … simply have no words for this. I mean I do but I’d be banned.

darwin on March 29, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Believable.

russcote on March 29, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Can’t make this stuff up.

RobCon on March 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I think Duke is still a religious school, but the Methodists are pro-abortion, so it makes sense. With ND embracing the one, I don’t think there’s one highly ranked Christian schools that’s actually Christian, except maybe Wheaton.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on March 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

when true reform begins, the reduction of student loans to begin cutting these people off is needed.

rob verdi on March 29, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Another “prestigious” school shows how intellectual they are…
And with all of their intellect, their sophistication, they won’t be able to understand the irony…too smart for their own good? Or just plain dumb…

right2bright on March 29, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Are they going to cancel their next job fair when evil, greedy corporate representatives show up to hire students?

Grafted on March 29, 2010 at 4:08 PM

As American as motherhood and apple pie (trans fats).

RobCon on March 29, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Duke is, of course, a private enterprise and can set any terms it wants for its campus speech.

As FIRE wrote in a letter to the president of Duke:

Duke University has expressly committed itself to freedom of expression for its students and faculty members. The 2009-2010 version of The Duke Community Standard in Practice: A Guide for Undergraduates states that “Freedom of inquiry and the free exchange of ideas are essential for the fulfillment of the university’s mission.” Duke’s Harassment Policy, promulgated by the Office for Institutional Equity, likewise notes that “Duke University is committed to the free and vigorous discussion of ideas and issues…”

Duke is a private university and is therefore within its rights to openly and institutionally endorse the viewpoint that women should have the right to obtain abortions. However, Duke is not within its rights to force this viewpoint on its students through the agency of the Women’s Center, nor, as in this case, to silence those who disagree with Duke’s official viewpoint on abortion while also claiming to students, faculty, and the public that “Freedom of inquiry and the free exchange of ideas are essential for the fulfillment of the university’s mission.”

aunursa on March 29, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Of course, after the government takes over the student loan process, even the private universities will be unable to control their own content. Not that the Dukies would mind given what I have just read.

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Motherhood = Hate Speech

BobMbx on March 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM

You can’t become a MILF without the baby. Vote Pro-Life.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM

I guess the Admin at Duke would have been ok with it they used a pole while they were giving their talks.

Sporty1946 on March 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM

AAAANNNDD the indoctrination continues…..

NJ Red on March 29, 2010 at 4:10 PM

TTSA – ND was shocking for its rejection of the Catholic Church’s own doctrine. This isn’t the least bit surprising, as you point out. But to even suggest that Duke retains any part of its Methodist origins is simply untrue.

If Duke has a religion at all, it is anti-Christian, atheist liberalism.

Jaibones on March 29, 2010 at 4:10 PM

…sigh.

Great ball program, stridentlly liberal school…if not for NCSU the entire triangle area would be a socialist cesspool. Half my family are raving leftist educators straight from Duke.

A pity, but no surprise at all.

Diane on March 29, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Duke had been on the list of schools to send my son; after stories like this, I’m glad he went elsewhere (not that the indoctrination attempts were much less where he did go; fortunately, they failed).

michaelo on March 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

We value diverse points of view, AS LONG AS THOSE VIEWS AGREE WITH OURS!

And we’ll censor anyone who says otherwise.

This is laughable if it were not so pathetic. So much for “higher education”.

GarandFan on March 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Do Mother’s Day cards constitute hate speech now?

trubble on March 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM

I don’t think there’s one highly ranked Christian schools that’s actually Christian, except maybe Wheaton.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on March 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Valparaiso University,

right2bright on March 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Do Mother’s Day cards constitute hate speech now?

trubble on March 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM

They do at Duke, unless your mother is a pole dancer.

Sporty1946 on March 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM

There is a very simple reason why any “pro life” or anti-abortion message “traumatizes” so many young women these days.
A big percentage of them have probably had at least one abortion.
Now, couple that with the typical liberal’s inability to entertain the notion that he/she has ever been wrong in their life, add in general generational case of “NobodyCan TellMeNuthinItis”
and factor in the fact that if they look into their hearts they have to admit that they just might be heartless and self-centered enough to snuff out a life becasue it is inconvenienet for them…
It’s a perfect storm of liberal feminist claptrap.

max1 on March 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM

This really is becoming a mockery of motherhood, and life. I am starting to believe, that the reason these people can look into a mirror everyday is because there isn’t a reflection back.

capejasmine on March 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Sort of like the Left getting all hysterical over the Tim Tebow ad.

rbj on March 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Just as the left supports our troops who shoot their officers, they support mothers who abort their children.

Very supportive.

Lunatics.

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Nicely done.

BTW, I want to say that I have just come from the Onion’s website, and… uh, I almost thought while reading this that I was still there.

It’s that ridiculous.

Scott H on March 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM

At one time this would’ve been considered satire.

veni vidi vici on March 29, 2010 at 4:14 PM

TimTebowSavesAmerica on March 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

There are a lot of great Christian schools, but they are much smaller.

deidre on March 29, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Motherhood, after all, is an integral part of the lives of most women at some point.

Um, Ed?
We are at about 1.6 children per native born American woman. All it would take is for the average women who has children to have 3, and nearly half of US born women would never be mothers.

Count to 10 on March 29, 2010 at 4:14 PM

One is reminded of the old joke about how Leftists define “freedom”:


You can have any color car you want, comrade…as long as that color is black.”

rvastar on March 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM

er, that I wasn’t still there… wow… ><

Scott H on March 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM

You can’t become a MILF without the baby. Vote Pro-Life.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM

LOL! Bumper stickers should be isssuuuuued!

max1 on March 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM

This is appalling. Our country is going to end up in the garbage can, along with Obama-approved foetuses.

disa on March 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM

It’s amazing what $50K in annual tuition buys you.

A graduate who bursts into tears at a celeberation of motherhood presentation.

What happens when they are asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation at their first job, suicide?

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:16 PM

U of Dayton. Not the most competitive in terms of enrolling, but very true to its Catholic mission.

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:16 PM

You can have any color car you want, comrade…as long as that color is black.”

rvastar on March 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM

That was Henry Ford. But that’s a versatile quotation.

disa on March 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM

I’m waiting for the lacrosse team to weigh in on this one.

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM

NoDonkey: The worst case of PowerPoint Poisoning you’ve ever seen.

Of course, modern college students apparently can’t learn without their teachers’ PowerPoint… it’s really quite sad.

Me to fellow student: “Um, didn’t you listen at all to the professor?”

Student: “No, I was too busy writing it down.”

No idea on how to learn. None.

Scott H on March 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Lets ban the “MILF” references. Disgusting.

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

As a Christian, Coach K should refuse to coach in the Final Four unless the administration reverses itself. Even if he has to back down for contract reasons, it will create a HUGE PR black eye for Duke and they will have to submit.

PastorJon on March 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Duke and its Women’s Center “welcomes discordant viewpoints from varied experiences”

They sure do! Let’s see: NOW, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Foundation, ACLU — that covers the whole spectrum, right?

jwolf on March 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM

If notre dame can invite obama,then why should this surprise any of us?

ohiobabe on March 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM

What happens when they are asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation at their first job, suicide?

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Trust me…I know the answer.

It is this: They ask “Why?”

BobMbx on March 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM

From now on we’ll just call it the M word.

ronsfi on March 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM

All it would take is for the average women who has children to have 3, and nearly half of US born women would never be mothers.

Count to 10 on March 29, 2010 at 4:14 PM

If the average woman had 3 children, the 1.6 number would change.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM

I wonder what Amy Laura Hall thinks about this… she’s a christian pro-life ethicist at Duke…

http://www.google.com/search?q=+site:www.christianitytoday.com+“Amy+Laura+Hall”

ninjapirate on March 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Let’s ban people who advocate banning words or acronyms they don’t like instead. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

Sheesh.

Sporty1946 on March 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Do Mother’s Day cards constitute hate speech now?

If sent to the Woman’s Center or displayed in a manner where students who “utilize” the Woman’s Center might be exposed to them – then there is little doubt that they would, indeed, be hate speech!

Fatal on March 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Lighten up, Francis.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Scott H on March 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM

I gotta say, if I were able to surf porn on my laptop rather than listen to anthropolgy lecture, I probably wouldn’t have learned much in class either.

And when I think of all the time I wasted using a typewriter and the white out – I could have got a double degree.

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

The Duke 88 were unavailable for comment.

Kalapana on March 29, 2010 at 4:22 PM

If sent to the Woman’s Center or displayed in a manner where students who “utilize” the Woman’s Center might be exposed to them

Fatal on March 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Holy double entrendre, batman!

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Duke Univerisity cancels mom/daughter talk for fear it might upset students.

What groups do they let speak?

TN Mom on March 29, 2010 at 4:23 PM

If the average woman had 3 children, the 1.6 number would change.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM

You are failing to apply CBO static analysis models.

WashJeff on March 29, 2010 at 4:23 PM

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM

HEAR HEAR!!!!! Yet another reason to be for the unborn–potential MILF-itude!!! LOL

search4truth on March 29, 2010 at 4:23 PM

The BiggerBras.com ad isn’t bad, though

karl9000 on March 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

BobMbx on March 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM

They are “questioning authority”.

Which will eventually lead to this question: “Would you like fries with that?”

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

You can’t become a MILF without the baby. Vote Pro-Life.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM

HELL. YEA.

Two weeks ago I met an old friend of mine for a drink at my favorite haunt, and these women sit next to us at the bar. All in their late 20′s, one is not only a mother who’s hubby has the kid for a night, she’s a SMOKE SHOW. Holy CRAP.

So yes, as you said, vote pro life

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

The BiggerBras.com ad isn’t bad, though

karl9000 on March 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

amen

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

The BiggerBras.com ad isn’t bad, though

karl9000 on March 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Agreed, but one need’s to be careful at work. Not complainin’ though.

WashJeff on March 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Wow.

“Gender Violence Prevention Specialist”

I guess the Chinese and Indian practice of aborting unborn baby girls doesn’t count as “Gender Violence,” or else she’s not taking her “Prevention” role very seriously….

notropis on March 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Lets ban the “MILF” references. Disgusting.

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Lets ban prudes while we’re at it. Depressing.

uknowmorethanme on March 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

The BiggerBras.com ad isn’t bad, though

karl9000 on March 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

From the site:

From Panache reviews:
“This is the most flattering and best-fitting bra that I have ever owned!!! I wear a size 42J.”

I’m intrigued and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Let’s ban people who advocate banning words or acronyms they don’t like instead. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

Sheesh.
Sporty1946 on March 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Hey brillance, how do you suggest I would know what it says if I don’t read it? My point is simple. If we are not allowed to use the word, isn’t an acronym containing the “word” make the word more acceptable? And, just whose mother would you like to f*ck? Lets be civil.

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

On a more serious note…it IS a sad day when the realization that college campuses the “bastion of higher learning” where you hypothetically are exposed to new ideas and are taught to look at problems in a different manner completely shun diversity. The charade is finally beginning to fail. Which is why now, more than ever, it is really important to scout which university will actually help you learn the tools necessary to succeed in life.

search4truth on March 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

who at some point in time all had mothers

Some days, I’m not so sure. Egg donors, sure… but mothers?

malclave on March 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Lets ban the “MILF” references. Disgusting.

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Relax, come on

And, for what it’s worth….

when someone tells me NOT to say something, I want to say it even more. Ahh, the human condition.

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Hey brillance, how do you suggest I would know what it says if I don’t read it? My point is simple. If we are not allowed to use the word, does isn’t an acronym containing the “word” make the word more acceptable? And, just whose mother would you like to f*ck? Lets be civil.

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Lorien is a bad influence on me
and the rest of hotair

i blame him.

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Do Mother’s Day cards constitute hate speech now?
If sent to the Woman’s Center or displayed in a manner where students who “utilize” the Woman’s Center might be exposed to them – then there is little doubt that they would, indeed, be hate speech!

Fatal on March 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Mass mailings of Mother’s Day cards to the delicate flowers at the Duke Women’s Center, anyone?

CDeb on March 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

i blame him.

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

These threads would be boring otherwise. :P

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Strike Twice on March 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Does an asterisk in the middle of a word make it more acceptable?

Or do you not find the word itself unacceptable?

In which case, what’s your complaint?

notropis on March 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Crystal Mangum was unavailable for comment… as she was locked up again.

Doorgunner on March 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Women’s Center and Motherhood?

incompatible
incompatible

does not compute
does not compute

emergency
emergency
emergency

It’s gotta be one of those days…
…what with Global Warming “HELP COLD” freaks freezing at the South Pole and all…

Lockstein13 on March 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM

These threads would be boring otherwise. :P

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:32 PM

totally agreed

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM

search4truth on March 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

They are very “diverse”, as in, white males who are not sufficiently ashamed of their very existence, should STFU or better yet, go away.

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:35 PM

akin to an old carpentry truism:

Listen Once; Strike Twice

Doorgunner on March 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

CDeb on March 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Send some smelling salts too, apparently the charming custom of southern wymyn getting the vapors, lives on.

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Agnes Scott College, in Decatur, Georgia, is another good-school-gone-bad. I left after my sophomore year to go into business for a while; but while I was there, it still had a strong Christian emphasis. We were required to go to Convocation regularly, for prayer and Bible readings.

In recent years, however, I’ve read in the alumnae magazine that they have added Korans to the Bibles in the chapel, and in all respects are far-left. They even had an alumnae trip to Cuba a few years ago, complete with tours of wonderful healthcare facilities and meetings with government flunkies.

Katherine Harris, of hanging-chad ballot fame, is an alumna, but you wouldn’t know it. Even after her high-profile involvement in the 2000 presidential election, school publications ignored her achievements, as far as I could tell.

And, of course, everything I read about their “life” position is pro-abortion.

KyMouse on March 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

I think Duke is still a religious school,

I’m a Duke alumna, and there is nothing nothing religious about Duke except an “historical affiliation” with the Methodist Church and a big chapel. It is no more religious than the Obama administration which it apparently seeks to emulate.

The school, I assume is following it’s Yale president, Brodhead who is the most dispicable person ever to walk the campus.

I am so disgusted with Duke and am deeply ashamed that my degrees are from there. I didn’t really pay much attention to their politics until the lacrosse scandal but since then I have noted constant and consistent behavior from the University which I find abhorrent, anti-freedom, anti-woman, anti-american, and intellectually dishonest.

Oh, and for you people who like banning—you’re sick. Read a history book. Limiting speech doesn’t end well.

Haunches on March 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Emm-Eye-Ell-Eff.

Happy now, Shrike? =^.^=

Dark-Star on March 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

There are a lot of great Christian schools, but they are much smaller.

deidre on March 29, 2010 at 4:14 PM

True. My wife is going to a Christian college online right now. It’s Mid America Christian University. They have a campus, but it’s in OKC, Oklahoma and we’re in St. Louis, so she’s taking courses online.

MobileVideoEngineer on March 29, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Lorien is a bad influence on me
and the rest of hotair

i blame him.

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Bush’s fault..

the_nile on March 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

“It’s upseting and not OK”.

THAT should be the national motto of the American leftwit when hearing anything they disagree with.

sdillard on March 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

From Panache reviews:
“This is the most flattering and best-fitting bra that I have ever owned!!! I wear a size 42J.”

I’m intrigued and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Does it have pictures?

I have to ask..is it the newsletter that intrigues you, or the fact they sell 42Js? Aren’t those, like, bowling ball size?

BobMbx on March 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

I guess that’s one option. An option that wouldn’t be available in my classes. ;)

Of course, I’m in engineering classes…

Scott H on March 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Duke is a secular school with a liberal bias.

The espousing of ideological diversity is just a hypocritical smokescreen.

Jocundus on March 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Mass mailings of Mother’s Day cards to the delicate flowers at the Duke Women’s Center, anyone?

CDeb on March 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Nah..this calls for WMDs: Photos of children

BobMbx on March 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Two things you won’t find in the dorm rooms of these “traumatized” Duke coeds:

1. Razors
2. Deodorant

Feel free to add to the list.

NebCon on March 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Feel free to add to the list.

NebCon on March 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

3. Me

BobMbx on March 29, 2010 at 4:44 PM

BobMbx on March 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM

I guess. Do not google “42J” without safe search on. Egads.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2010 at 4:44 PM

NebCon on March 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

42Js.

NoDonkey on March 29, 2010 at 4:45 PM

What are these students (probably admin and professors) afraid of? That they might miss an abortion? Liberalism is a strange and sick world.

Haunches on March 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

It’s simple:

If you become a mother and move out of that adolescent period of life (whether unmarried or married), all of a sudden much of the Left’s agenda stops being appealing.

The dumbing down of education suddenly means Junior’s education too, if you don’t have a spare trust fund to pay a private school.

All those “green restrictions” plus the newfound need for a decent school start limiting where you can live. Double the commute in your emissions-spewing hoopty to save a negligible amount of electricity.

You have to do something with Junior if you want to do any grownup activities, and, whoa…that “pride parade” is suuure an adult activity. Either impose the crap out of your friends, or start going for the stuff you can haul your kid along to.

In short, having kids makes the parents grow up. And grownups see people as more than abstractions. The Left can’t be having that, now can they?

Sekhmet on March 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM

42J?

DAmn, that’s just ASKING for back trouble!

Sekhmet on March 29, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Some one should send the movie “Juno” to the Woman’s Center at Duke, along with a Mothers Day flower arraignment.

pabo on March 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

42J?

DAmn, that’s just ASKING for back trouble!

Sekhmet on March 29, 2010 at 4:49 PM

The street term is “pillow casing”

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

As I suspected. This ain’t natural.

Don’t worry, they’re covered.

BobMbx on March 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

You can’t make this stuff up.

Cicero43 on March 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

This may sound odd, but I went to campus last year and was STRUCK at the ugliness of the women. As the school has gotten more selective, it’s admissions have apparently scraped the bottom of the barrel in terms of attractiveness. By the time I left, my neck was sore from grimacing. They may just be jealous that anyone else had the opportunity to even get pregnant.

Haunches on March 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

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