Northwestern student who preached importance of Sex Week admits she didn’t attend the events

Katherine Timpf
Former Reporter

  • Laken Howard, a sex columnist for The Daily Northwestern, defended the university's Sex Week in an online interview.
  • Howard said she had not attended the events.
  • A Northwestern University student went on Huffington Post Live to talk about the importance of Sex Week admitted during the interview that she did not actually attend a single event, adding “Google” was a more convenient way to learn about safe sex.

    “I didn’t actually go to any of the events because I was busy every evening with, like, writing and other stuff,” Laken Howard said Monday, in response to a question asking what she had learned.

    “I didn’t actually go to any of the events because I was busy every evening with, like, writing and other stuff.”   

    Because Howard was one of the Sex Week organizers, she had to answer additional questions about the events during the interview, which was called “College Students Explain Why Sex Week Events Matter.”

    “Our main event, I guess, was this thing about Beyoncé and, like, feminism,” she said.

    “And there was like a micropenis thing, like I said, like a documentary I think called, like, Unhung Hero, about like, is bigger really better, does size matter, blah blah blah.”

    Howard did note that she thought Sex Week was a “good time to get kind the crazier topics out there.”

    “Like, we talked about BDSM and asexuality, so we’re, like, acknowledging the fact that some people may not want to have sex, or, like, don’t engage in it, so I think it was a really good way to kind of cover a broad range of sexual topics that on a day-to-day basis, aren’t covered,” she said.

    She also cited “those Facebook notifications” as evidence that the events were popular.

    “I think a lot, I mean, just from the sheer number of like, you know, those Facebook notifications that you hate to get but they just pop up everywhere,” she said. “I’ve seen a lot of people that I know of that have like mentioned them or gone.”

    She also finished the interview by saying that she thought Google was overall a better way to find out about safe sex than campus resources.

    “In this day and age, just Google it, just Google ‘How to put on a condom,’ like ‘How to have safe sex,’ I don’t know, it’s not hard, there’s, I mean, of course there’s on-campus resources, but that’s obviously a lot more work,” she said.

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    Katherine Timpf

    Katherine Timpf

    Former Reporter
    Katherine Timpf is a former reporter for Campus Reform. Kat currently works for National Review and Fox News, where she regularly appears on hit programs such as Outnumbered, Fox and Friends, and The Greg Gutfeld Show. She is also a stand-up comic, and performs at venues throughout the country.
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