We recently received a letter from an alum raising a number of important and interesting questions about Sex Week. Below is the letter:
Here are some additional questions I have about Brown Sex Week activities:
1. Did the Wet Spots’ spanking of audience members cause injury
to someone? It is clear from their publicity materials that this is part of
2. Student organizers plan to post the best “erotic” story on Brown SHEEC
web site. Does Brown allow obscene material on its web site?
3. Sarah Sloane taught a workshop for sex assault survivors. Is she
a psychologist? She is a sadist, etc. Her statements could be harmful to
anyone who is attending this session looking for help
4. Sarah Sloane taught a class on safe sex. Is she qualified? She teaches
BDSM. How safe is that?
5. Megan Andelloux’s class is asking for audience participation, both mind
and body. Are there could be sexual harassment issues with what took place?
6. Raffles were held. Were appropriate licenses obtained? Can
dildos, etc legally be raffled? What about minors who may have been
present or who may buy a ticket?
7. Did Brown check IDS of all people attending Sex Week events,
given the content?
8. Were these events be open to the community, and were their IDs be
9. What is the policy about photographing students who attend any Sex Week
workshops? Do attendees have a right to privacy, including the possible
taking of their names for raffles?
10. The Raunchy Bake Sale was held on the Main Green. Passersby including
children could have seen these items. It’s not only offensive but could
violate RI Laws.
11. Is SHEEC ever going to identify all the Brown Sex Week sponsors
(including sex toy companies who donated products for the raffles?) Will
this raffle funding be made public? See Aida Manduley’s twitter for mentions
of companies that made donations: http://twitter.com/pledgemistress (scroll
back by hitting “more” at the bottom of the page)