I'm currently working on my last co-requisite (speech & communication), and start nursing school
in the fall. My speech class has been doing persuasive speeches. "Why you should vote" was mine, which I gave yesterday.
Well, today, this guy (who asked me out for coffee last Thursday, but I declined), gets up, and says, "Today I want to talk about intuition, and why you should listen to your intuition, even if you can't find a logical reason to do so." And precedes to tell us about how, when he was 16, he had a BIG PLAN to lose his virginity. How and why he selected the lady (a widow in her 30s in his village), how he tried to seduce her, what happened, yada yada yada. Also WHY he planned to NOT USE protection. (Yes, it's the reason you are thinking.) At one point, he was trying to describe who this "sexy lady" looked like, he was scanning the room, and someone said, "Hey, don't go there!" :chuckle
So he goes on with the tale of the seduction, going to her house on an errand, her neglige, complete with the word "foreplay" (all this in front of people ranging in age from 18, to people in their 50s). Guess he felt pretty comfortable! Punch line was, in the heat of the moment, his intuition told him to get out of the situation, and he did. Two years later, he hears that the woman in question died of AIDS. :stone
While this was a riveting story (IMO) , I'm not exactly sure it appropriate...at least not with lascivious details. What do you think? Is this common place now, in a speech class? Feel free to disagree! (Hope I didn't offend anyone just now!):imbar
Jun 23, '04
i for one believe that your classmate's not lying & probably's scared to death. i feel sorry for him & the women he plans on sleeping with & possibly infect in the near future. what i do find amazing though is him approaching/hitting on women after making this speech. was he really trying to hit on them or was he simply asking them for coffee to discuss the lecture? or do ya think he gave this speech to shock & observe responses? may be he's doing some sort of thesis on people's reactions to it....for his sake/health i hope so. i know people don't like being an unknown participate for a study...that's unethical to involve people like that but ~
what i'd like to know is just what was it he'd said that's so unbelievable, shocking, or far fetched? i've just met j.l. king only the night before last for a book signing. his the author of: 'on the down low: a journey into the lives of "straight" black men who sleep with men'. this man was one of those so called "str8" men who just happened to have sex with other men & infected his wife with hiv. thousands of women...particularly young black women (according to this month's 'ebony mag'...are contracting hiv from their 'down-low' spouses/boyfriends. it wouldn't be far fetch at all....did your classmate say what the 30 something y/o widow's husband die from? and further more...from what village did she come from/lived? i know that many african men are obligated to marry their brother's widows & take-on many of the rights & responsibilities including satisfying them sexually. hiv has spread like wild fire within these kinds of communities there. these people aren't iv drug users...nor are they permissucous....this is just their tradition/way & millions are dying as a result. many people are dying from hiv/aids in romania too...i could go on & on. what i'm so surprised is that many poster have dismissed him so quickly....specially being in the medical field 'n all.
so you see...this isn't so far fetch nor should what he had to say be taken lightly. perhaps a little reality that's not sugar coated is just the thing people 18-50 something should hear...after all...if they're old enough to vote, be drafted, & have risky sex...then i think they're old enough to handle his speech...graphic 'n all.
Last edit by SKM-NURSIEPOOH on Jun 23, '04