If one of the keys to getting a good liberal arts education is being exposed to a variety of viewpoints, then this is a good week at Williams. First, as noted by Mike Needham, we have a documentary by Becky Goldberg:

Hot and Bothered: feminist pornography takes a rare and empowering look into the pornography industry and feminist community to see how they intertwine within the politics and poetics of female sexuality.

Tomorrow, the topic is “The Case Against Contraception” and the speaker, Dr. Janet Smith, does not strike me as a Becky Goldberg fan. The all-campus mailing (are these archived anywhere?) about the lecture notes that:

Our culture believes that contraception is one of the greatest inventions of enlightened modern society. Promoters of contraception argued that it would decrease unwed pregnancy and abortion, improve marriages and liberate women.

Dr. Smith will illustrate that this has not happened and will argue that contraception diminishes the total self-giving that is essential to married love and relationships.

We at EphBlog are big fans of “married love” — and I think that I’ll just leave it at that.

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