Hmm, I think it is long overdue that I go back to college and finish my degree!
Promiscuity in college is as non-news as stating "zOMG! There's alcohol at college?!?!"
Basically, in addition to pointing out that casual sex occurs at college (gasp! who knew?) the article is promoting a book that says casual sex in
college is dis-empowering to young women because it leaves them feeling weak.
Although there are plenty of concerns and worries one must face when pursuing casual sex, dis-empowerment seems to be the least of one's worries.
Murder, Date Rape, STDs, Homemade Porn (the greater majority of college age kids have made at least one apparently) and how it can kill your future
career, etc. would all seem far greater arguments to convince people to stop being promiscuous while at college. However, I guess such topics are so
overdone that you need a unique new idea to promote a book deal these days.
Sex does not have to equal love. Love does not have to enter the equation at all (although arguably it is far more enjoyable when love is part of the
equation, but that's not the subject of this book and thread). I think younger generations who don't have the same stigmas about casual sex don't
have the problem of unintentionally mixing the two as the author of the book seem to think.
This really seems to be a case of Old School Feminist criticizing Nu Skool Females for something from 2 generations removed appears to be
dehumanizing, disempowering, but spend some time talking to teens and young adults and I think they will have dramatically different views than this
author takes on disposable hook-ups.
Actually, I know a couple of Old School Feminists who would be praising the Goddess if they knew that they could get a NSA (No Strings Attached)
hook-up in 30 minutes or less with a single-text message or Craigslist post, and that they could kick the guy to the curb totally guilt-free once they
got what they wanted without them wanting to talk or cuddle! Not a single one of them would think it was disempowering or made them feel weak.
Sounds to me like the author hooked-up with someone she liked at college, got emotionally attached, found out they didn't reciprocate those feelings,
and so they saw a "pandemic" of this happening, to justify their own experience.
I guess anyone with a blog is a writer these days.