Chlamydia, gonorrhea or herpes?

Take your pick, Elaine Pasqua said, any of these sexually transmitted diseases are more easily transmitted than college students think.

Pasqua presented during Georgian Court University’s “Women’s Empowerment Week” on Thursday, March 6, in the Casino Ballroom. She said her presentation, “Surviving the Party,” would focus on having fun in moderation and practicing safe habits.

Pasqua also addressed drinking in this capacity, what she calls a using a “social lubricant.”

She discussed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), adding that N.J. currently has the highest rate of heterosexual cases of AIDS in the country.

While the complete article will be published in the next issue of The Georgian Court Report on March 24, there are a few points in the article that have been censored.

Excerpts that have been omitted or changed:

“The best way to avoid contracting an STD or getting pregnant is through safe sex or abstinence, she said. Pasqua also said she typically gives demonstrations on how to properly put on a condom but cannot do so at Catholic universities.”

This is one of the most valid points Pasqua made. I cannot make it in my article because the Sisters of Mercy might be offended. I think what we should worry about is the heterosexuals of Georgian Court University (GCU) being offended. Or getting pregnant.

I have seen several pregnant students both living in the dorms and commuting. Not to mention that the idea of on-campus housing for pregnant Moms or Moms with children has been discussed, where administration is concerned.

In my opinion, if a Catholic univeristy provides teen/young Moms with a place to live (with their children, might I add), then for GOD’S SAKE: let sex educators show them how to put on a condom.

The term “Catholic” means little or nothing to GCU students, as the majority of the residential population is lesbians, homosexuals or whatever they’re calling it on a given day. “LUG” is popular, deeming someone a “lesbian until graduation.” Then again, that was from back in the day.

Now it’s all hypocrisy, in my opinion. Hardcore Catholics “don’t believe in homosexuality or birth control.” I’m sorry, but one of those two is clearly more important than the other.

I pass judgement on no one. I love all. We should always love everyone for who they are, not what they are.

That being said, I cannot make this point enough. From a student’s standpoint, GCU should appear liberal in their teachings and practices. Administration wants contain the Court in a small bubble of perfection. “No, our women aren’t lesbians. Definitely not.” Please.

Administration would rather maintain the “ideals” of conservative Catholicism. Well then let them house teen Moms and their children. They deserve to deal with the consequences.

“When I hear of fifth graders giving blowjobs behind the school bus, then I know it is time for a change,” Pasqua said. “Do not ever feel like an outcast [when it comes to not using alcohol or not having sex], but empower yourself. It takes a lot of self-confidence.”

This was changed for colloquialisms’ sake. “Blowjob” is apparently harsh on the ears. So is “oral sex.”

“Sexual relations” or the like are OK, though.

I stick by my original statement. It was made for the sake of shock, after all. Let’s stop closing our eyes to the truth. Very young girls are having “sexual relations” with little boys.

How either sex can possibly know how their “pee pee” and “weenie” properly work in the fifth grade, I have no idea.

I’m all for calling it what it is. Knowing what’s happening and pretending it’s not does nothing. Knowing what’s happening and addressing it as such is more effective. It’s admitting society has a problem that has become the problem.

If fifth graders are giving blow jobs and students at a Catholic university don’t know how to properly put on a condom, I see only one thing in the future: an excess of applications to strip clubs and overpopulation.

Let’s re-evaluate our morals here and decide what is more important: protection or prostitution. Perhaps that statement is extreme. I hope so.

Women’s Empowerment Week concluded on March 7.

Look for “‘Surviving the party’ means playing it safe” in the next copy of The Georgian Court Report on March 24.

PHOTO: One of GCU’s three dormitories, Maria Hall. The other two include: St. Joseph’s and St. Catherine’s Hall. (Melissa L. Gaffney)

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