The stars certainly aligned on this one. If I were to make a list of the top 5 things I love in life, the University of Michigan, Detroit, and street walking disease infested crack head (preferably post-op) tranny (but I'll settle for pre-op if they have soft hands) hookers would certainly be on it. Who knew U of M was catering solely to me with one of their latest course offerings?
Synthesized under the guidance of Professor Stephen Ward, who teaches in the Residential College and Center for Afro-American and African Studies, Semester in Detroit began developing during his course, “Urban and Community Studies.” The University of Michigan had recently begun a Semester in Washington program, adding to a number of off-site University programs which made students ask, “Why not have a Semester in Detroit?”Keep this in mind - you can pretty much fucking see Detroit from Ann Arbor. It's 40 miles due East. It should come as no surprise that the same University that offers - English 317: How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation (I'll wait while you read that course description) offers a semester in Detroit. What an interesting question though: Why not have a Semester in Detroit? Oh....I can think of a few reasons, starting with the fact that you could confuse Detroit with downtown Beiruit...but I think the opening sentence in the Detroit Free Press column on the new course sums it up best:
As it turns out, the gap between a 20-year-old art student from the suburbs and the five women who sold sex on Detroit's streets was no wider than the heavy wooden table between them.I can only hope that this means the whores convinced her to leave school and start turning tricks. Honestly, I can only imagine with the current auto industry turmoil there isn't a heavy influx of working girls heading to d-town. If there's one thing that city needs is some fresh street walkers to pick up everyone's spirits. Yet another reason to love U of M: giving back to the community - one trick at a time. Space Bitches....Space.