America still taboo about sex

Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse

For whatever reason, I have a feeling this issue of the Argo will receive the most criticism of any in my career here at the Washburn Review.

Sex is one of the major taboos in American culture, although this anathema has become far less prevalent perhaps in the past 50 years than it ever has been. Generally viewed as being dirty, improper and just plain evil throughout various areas of the nation, the fact that it is one of the oldest behaviors in nature seems to be forgotten. Churches, talk show hosts, older generations… they all have a way of turning it into something unwholesome.

We are not attempting to pull a W. on you. We will not shock and awe you with this Argo. We are simply going to take a look at the role sex has taken in our society. Whether it be rap videos, “Juicy” shorts or legalized prostitution, sex has taken on a whole new dimension within the entertainment world. It is no longer seen as something beautiful, like you would see in an old painting. It can now be summed up in three words: skeet skeet skeet.

Without a doubt, Topeka knows how sex and, in particular, sexual preferences, can be vilified by certain groups. We will take a look at some of the different viewpoints religious groups have on sex and its role within the confines of said religion.

We will also be previewing the V-Day events taking place on campus from now through March. The V-Day organization is set up to fight the evils of abuse against women, including rape and other varieties of abuse.

Of course, this issue also comes packed with all the A&E goodies that we’ve come to know and love. The entertainment calendar on page 10 and the puzzles and Sudoku on page 11 can keep you entertained for hours, and we have all of the top arts and entertainment news on campus covered on pages 8 and 12. Page 9 is specifically reserved for movies, where you can check on movie times and read a review of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”