Exposing the Hookup Culture

by NeW Staff on October 21, 2008 · 0 comments

The hookup culture has become pervasive on college campuses, but it is a problem that is largely ignored and unexposed. In a recent Townhall Column, Allison Kasic of Independent Women’s Forum, discusses the troubling causes and consequences of the hookup cultural on college campuses. There is no denying that this is a legacy of the sexual liberation movement: the belief that a woman can have sex with whomever she pleases whenever she wants regardless of any commitment. This mentality completely ignores the gravity and the emotions that come with sex, and in fact, it encourages men to act in a way that further erodes traditional values. Kasic highlights an important book, Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus, written by sociologist Kathleen Bogle. Kasic writes,

“She leaves judgment aside in favor of painting a sociological picture of the modern campus climate. In that regard, it plays a critical role in understanding the myths and realities of the hookup culture.”

Check out this book, and see what college students are saying.  How has the hookup culture affected your college campus?

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