Marquette Wire

FemSex workshop returns to campus despite scrutiny from alumni, faculty

Natalie Wickman

September 10, 2013

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After receiving academic sponsorship from the University Honors Program, FemSex, a weekly student workshop centered on the discussion of female sexuality and reproduction, is returning to Marquette’s campus this fall. The program underwent scrutiny last year and eventually lost support from university administration. FemSex raised controversy last winter after some Marquette donors, faculty and alumni asked University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz why it was allowed on campus, wondering if the workshop's content was appropriate for a Catholic and Jesuit university. According to its syllabus, FemSex involves “discussions, activities, and individual exercises (designed to) explore what it means to take ownership of one’s own sexuality, body, pleasure, language, and education.” After reviewing the FemSex syllabus, Pilarz and former Provost John Pauly decided to withdraw university sponsorship in Febr...

FemSex co-founders speak out

Allison Kruschke

March 7, 2013

Filed under Editors' Picks, News

While some questions remain surrounding specifics of the university's decision to rescind sponsorship from "FemSex: The Female Sexuality Workshop," the group's co-founders said Wednesday that they are seeking to be re-allowed...