Talk:Sharon Mitchell

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Her degree[edit]

I think it is a very important point that her supposed degree isn't accredited. It is a very important point to be made in this article. We can't have people running around saying they have "such and such" degrees when that degree isn't recognized by anyone in the academic community or any of the nationally recogized accreditation boards.

There are two options here as I see them. 1. Leave my edit in stating that the degree is from an unaccredited institution and not recognized. If you want to reword it a bit that is fine but it needs to mention that she doesn't really have a PH.D. 2. Just remove everything in refrence to her supposed education and time spent at the San Fran sex school or whatever it is called.

People can't just go around saying they have a PH.D. When they really don't. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:50, 2 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you read the history on the website, it states that they are certified by the state of California to give graduate degrees. If you have proof that the school is lying about its status, then cite it. Otherwise, don't include that in the article as it is POV and original research. --Coredesat talk. ^_^ 07:51, 2 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The San Fran Sex School is "Accredited" by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. Now if you search for that on wikipedia it will tell you that..
"CBPPVE approval or exemption is required by the state of California to ensure consumer safety from fraudulent degrees. Despite this it is not a recognized accreditor nor does its approval serve as a substitute for School accreditation."
Check and mate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:59, 2 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, you're right about that part. However, in an attempt to verify it, Google and the search engines gave me contradictory results regarding the school's accreditation status. The detail about the school being unaccredited should be left out. Besides, that is an issue for an article on the school. This is not an article on the school, but about someone who happens to have a "degree" from the school. It is worthy of mention, whether the school is accredited or not. A compromise would be to remove the sentence about her qualifications as a result of the degree. The sentence as it currently is looks like an attack. --Coredesat talk. ^_^ 08:15, 2 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The fact that one of the institute's accreditations does not provide the accreditation for a PhD program does not imply that it is not properly accredited. The IASHS is accredited, by Superintendent of Public Instruction of the California State Department of Education under California Education, under Code Section 94310(b). Dougwightman (talk) 20:39, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed. Further support: I strongly doubt that the Kinsey Institute (part of Indiana University, and arguably the most famous and well-established institute for the study of human sexuality) would be endorsing an unaccredited institution on its website. (talk) 04:50, 25 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sharon Mitchell's page has been repeatedly altered to indicate that her degree is not from an accredited organization. This is a malicious, defamatory act. Not only is the organization accredited, but this argument has been repeatedly refuted over the last two years as detailed below and in the page revision history. Dougwightman (talk) 20:39, 11 February 2008 (UTC) (refactored)Reply[reply]

There needs to be extreme care taken on this issue per WP:BLP. In a nutshell, the PhD program at IASHS is not considered legitimate by any of the major bodies that accredit degree-granting programs in the US. Its accreditation by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction is meaningless – its the equivalent of a business license. Have a look at the article on Columbia Pacific University for another example of such a generally unrecognized borderline diploma mill. Sharon Mitchell has been criticized for touting this degree, however, I'm not sure if such criticism comes from anybody other than blogosphere sources, who generally don't rise to the level of WP:VERIFY, especially when it comes to BLP articles. On the other hand, to simply state that she has a PhD, without comment, is slanting the issue in the opposite direction. In any event, her degree status is a contentious issue and it concerns a living person. Basically, this section needs solid referencing or it needs to go. Iamcuriousblue (talk) 17:50, 23 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Her date of birth[edit]

She was born in 1958 not 1956. Listen to the first four minutes of her interview with The Rialto Report. ( (talk) 02:59, 4 September 2016 (UTC))Reply[reply]


Mitchell is featured in the 2018 documentary film Porndemic. ---Another Believer (Talk) 07:22, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]