Skip to comments.College peers lose respect for those who 'hook up' too often
Posted on 08/20/2012 6:48:16 PM PDT by thecodont
The American Sociological Assn.s annual meeting got underway Friday in Denver, and among the weighty topics to be discussed is the practice of hooking up.
For any readers who are not familiar, hooking up refers to casual sexual activity, according to one of the more tame definitions offered by Urban Dictionary. A study to be presented on Monday focuses on the social consequences for those who engage in frequent hookups.
Two researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago examined responses from more than 19,000 students who completed the Online College Social Life Survey last year. They found that both men and women on college campuses lose respect for those who hook up too often and in a sign of moving toward gender equality, students of both sexes were likely to be scorned for their promiscuous behavior.
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The scarlet letter will never die.
Well, some good news! :) It gives one hope.
And it shouldn’t.
Somebody who is all too willing to hookup tend to do it for their satisfaction at the expense of another person.
It’s a reflection of who they are.
I wouldn’t be so sure about this study. It’s how college students respond to a survey. How they actually respond to real members of the opposite sex is a completely different matter altogether.
This has to be the most disease-ridden generation since the dawn of civilization.
Too bad for Sandra Fluke. :(
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“...who hook up too often,....”
Note the key words to the whole article are: “too often”!
I hope they tought to make a parallel study of the evolution of attitudes towards Tramp Stamps.
Maybe some common sense is breaking out in college students.
Despite 16 years of indoctrination, reality trumps liberalism again.
Let’s be positive. It is an improvement from “unlimited” to “too often”. Still subjective, but we’re moving in the right direction.
The sexual revolution has normalized premarital sex between people in a relationship. Is equality in the attitudes toward casual sex a further step toward sexual liberation?
The sexual revolution has been pushed forward, but there is a caveat that speaks to the type of equality we are looking for. Most students are egalitarian and also relatively conservative. Is this the equality we want? The gender revolution certainly has advanced, but it doesnt mean its moved further toward sexual revolution.
What is the most significant take-away of this study?
Despite the fact that hooking up is a common experience, people arent hooking up as much as you think. Many students dont approve, and they have negative and ambivalent attitudes toward the peers who hook up often.
To college kids that probably means not on weekdays.
Or in class.
“To college kids that probably means not on weekdays.”
60 years ago my high school football coach would issue an edict on thursday before a Friday football game:
I want you in bed by 9:00 and up and headed home by 10:00!!!
Heh. If I remember high school correctly, they were probably up and home by 9:15.