Earth ‘entering new extinction phase’ – US study

The dried out sea bed of the Soyang River in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, northeastern South Korea, 16 June 2015

Climate change and deforestation are among the reasons we may be facing an extinction event

The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties

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At least 15 dead as gunmen attack university in Kenya

Local residents donate blood at Garissa hospital, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Garissa University College in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. (AP Photo)

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Public university to offer course on ‘sibling incest’

A public university plans to offer a course this spring on “sibling incest in theory and literature,” Campus Reform learned on Tuesday.

Professor Stefani Engelstein will teach a class this spring focused on “sibling incest.”  –  By Oliver Darcy

According to the University of Missouri’s official description, the class will “examine the deployment of erotic desire, love, and sympathy as political, economic, and textual strategies, and analyze the gender dynamics involved in such deployment.”

Professor Stefani Engelstein of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will teach class in hour-long sessions twice a week.

The official description says the course will focus on “the way incest functions to establish or to upset identity in the context of national, religious, racial, and familial structures.”

The university did not make a spokesperson available for comment, despite multiple requests from Campus Reform. Engelstein did not respond to requests for comment.

Engelstein, who will teach the class, has also authored a number of scholarly articles on the topic of sibling incest and a book entitled Sibling Logic: Incest, Collective Identity, and the Subject.

In a YouTube video of Engelstein lecturing, she predicts genders roles will soon dissolve because they are outdated.


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