While students over at USC are getting busy on rooftops, further south, University of Northern Florida students are freaking out about a controversial cover photo for Spinnaker, the school's newspaper. The photo, which shows a woman in a bra receiving simulated oral sex from a fully clothed man, illustrates the cover story about how easily HPV is contracted from unprotected oral sex.
The complaint from students is that the photo is distasteful and used only for shock-value, thus distracting from the story's serious message. University President John Delaney is reporting that it's mainly women who have come to him with such complaints, which, as a woman, I find to be somewhat odd. What's upsetting about shedding light on a STI that's mostly an issue for women and depicting an act that is still something of a sexual taboo in our society? If women are upset about this, can you imagine if they had used a picture of a woman simulating oral sex on a man? Feminists from all over the world would be bumrushing Northern Florida as we speak!