Professor asks class 'Questions for Heterosexuals' in class assignment

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If you don't identify as completely straight, you may have been asked some unsolicited and slightly ignorant questions about your "lifestyle."

Twenty-year-old junior in college, Elise, posted this photo on Twitter of a "Questions for Heterosexuals in the Class" PowerPoint slide her Human Sexuality professor created to explain to the class how difficult it is to answer common questions LGBTQ people get asked:

The list reads:

  • What do you think caused your heterosexuality?

  • When did you decide you were a heterosexual?

  • Is it possible your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?

  • Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Why can't you just be what you are and keep quiet about it?

  • Why do you heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into your lifestyle?

  • Have you considered therapy to change you heterosexual tendencies?

Elise said that many of the students were amused by the slide and that was exactly the professor's point. She created the list to make the class think about why it was so funny to them. Elise said that, for fun, the professor even challenged some students to answer the questions on the list to push the point further.

Since going viral, many strangers are praising the professor for her unique approach to teaching the subject.

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@sincerelyelise your professor is awesome. please send all the hugs/high-fives from strangers on the net to 'em!
@sincerelyelise @eskalated Definitely a way to make people think
@daretothink53 @sincerelyelise I think it's awesome. Making students really think about the fact that it isn't a "choice."
@sincerelyelise: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💛❤💚💙💜
@sincerelyelise @hstyls96 this is the best thing I've ever seen in my life
@sincerelyelise @isthisnameused Brutally good! Thoughtful as hell! And compassionate to boot!
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Others, not so much:

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@sincerelyelise Your professor is not fit to be an educator. No parent pays tuition for his/her kids to be taught this nonsense.
@sincerelyelise @neilhimself One day, as an adult, you'll understand your professor was an angry, ineffective jerk with nothing to teach you
@sincerelyelise Wasn't the lgbt suppose to be about acceptance? Why is the teacher grouping all Hetereosexuals as a stereotype?
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Whether people like it or hate it, Elise realized from the response to her post that although some things regarding the treatment of the LGBTQ community are getting better, that there is still progress to be made.

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