ISI's 2024 Student Summit + Pornography Debate
Are men and women fundamentally at odds? Are we truly trapped in a zero-sum game, where a gain for one gender inevitably means a loss for the other? Or is there another relationship between the sexes, one of mutual respect, support, and harmony?
Our culture’s perspective on gender is nothing short of catastrophic. Not only do our culture’s ideas of gender bear no resemblance to traditional Western values, they have no internal consistency. They are—quite literally—insane. They promote the exploitation of women through pornography and the elimination of the meaning of “womanhood” through transgender propaganda. Meanwhile, popular cultural depictions of fatherhood present dads as incompetent and unnecessary instead of showcasing fatherhood as a calling to virtuously lead a family, which is the basis for political existence.
The only perspective that is not loudly proclaimed to young people is the traditional idea that men and women are distinct, different, equal, and mutually dependent upon each other for flourishing.
ISI is stepping up to fill the gap.
Questions about gender roles, the nature of man and woman, family, and vocation are tied to tradition, and they point us to a transcendent moral order. Join us as we discuss these fundamental questions and rediscover the fundamental harmony that is supposed to exist between men and women—and how that harmony becomes the foundation for a robust society, a functional political system, and a resilient civilization.
Our programming starts off with a debate on Friday night on the question of whether pornography should be regulated and will continue with a series of lectures and discussions on Saturday.
Register before March 15, 2024.