A North Carolina public university has stepped over the line by
spending hundreds of dollars in student fees for sex toys as prizes
for its "Dirty Bingo" event.
North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Union
Activities Board (UAB) reportedly shelled out $304.69 for sex toys,
too vulgar to mention, as prizes for a "Dirty Bingo" event.
Katherine Timpf of CampusReform.org, the organization that broke
the story, tells OneNewsNow the money was appropriated from
mandatory student fees.
"College is so expensive now. We hear everyone talking about
what are we going to do about the student debt bubble, and
I think maybe a good first step would to not be spending these
student fees, their hard-earned money, on playing Bingo to win sex
toys," Timpf contends. "It seems pretty obvious to me this is one
of the things they could cut out from the budget."
The university views last night's event as an "innovative" way
to discuss sexual health. Timpf says that is ludicrous.
"I don't see at all how this would promote sexual health
whatsoever," the CampusReform spokesperson argues. "To play Bingo
for sex toys -- I don't really see the benefit in that for anybody
whatsoever. If that's something that a bunch of kids wanted to do
on their own time with their own money, you can't really stop that.
But to use student funds for this -- it makes no sense."
A spokesperson for NCSU did not return CampusReform's multiple
requests for comment, including whether there was an age
requirement for attending the event.
As school reform measures pick up steam, millions of Americans
in all 50 states took part this week in a host of National School
Choice Week events.