Thursday, March 09, 2017
Students must not sing ribald songs
During their freshman year at university, students have always sung ribald songs. I never went in for it myself but I heard plenty of it in my student days. The students concerned were perfectly normal and remained so. It let off steam without doing any harm. But the new Puritans of the Left are intent on crushing it. Oliver Cromwell would approve
Four first-year students at a prestigious Catholic college have been suspended for singing sexist songs about 'nailing' women.
The male students - who had been at Australian National University (ANU) for just two days - were overheard singing lewd chants that reportedly included euphemisms for oral sex.
The reputable college in Canberra, which counts former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke among its alumni and charges fees of about $16,000, confirmed the boys had been suspended.
ANU's head of college admitted the songs were 'definitely sexist' but insisted they were not 'pro-rape'.
The young men were heard shouting the offensive rhymes inside accommodation at John XXIII College, The Daily Telegraph reported.
A source told the newspaper one of the songs went: 'I wish all the women were nails in my shed, then I'd grab my hammer and nail 'em in my bed.'
The students were on just their second day of orientation week when they were caught.
They were suspended for the remaining three days of the introductory week but were allowed to take part in classes the following week.
But college officials say the first-years could yet face further punishment, which could include being expelled or fined up to $150.