Six in the University: On the Autoerotic Asphyxiophilia of Academics

An exposé of the academosphere, originally written for Kate S1 (2010), a magazine that focusses on contemporary feminist issues published by The University of Auckland Students’ Association and edited by Rosabel Tan.

From the introduction:

This is because in the university, a.k.a. the “academy,” we’re protected from six, and talk about six is protected by academese and acadecorum. (No straight six or straight talk here!) There is less six (6 [six]), if not six-talk (TS [txt-six]), in the university than in the *real world*. But there is plenty of talk about six (8 [oral—and other kinds]), albeit safe talk. That protection is historical, which is to say, there’s an institutional and ideological back story to it, though it feels to us like something in the air—atmospheric, prophylactic . . .

Read in full on Kate and download here.

A symposium (Gk ‘d***king together’)[1]


[1]Michael Lahanas, “Symposium (Plato),” Hellenica, n.d., web, 16 Apr. 2010.

(To decipher the sxt-language see netlingo.)

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