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College Girls: Unpaid Whores
cornellreview ^ | 3/4/2002 | Joseph J. Sabia

Posted on 03/19/2002 7:13:02 AM PST by TLBSHOW

College Girls: Unpaid Whores

If you were to visit a women’s studies department at an elite university, you would encounter a wide variety of courses on the sexual liberation of women. The main thrust of these courses is that for too long, various social institutions have prevented women from exploring their sexual desires. Now, thanks to the heroism of such women as Gloria Steinem, Margaret Sanger, and Bella Abzug, women have been partially freed from the oppressive forces of male patriarchy. In other words, young women are encouraged to be whores.

The chant of Gen. Y college babes might as well be “We’re here, we’re whores, get used to it!” No, most girls are not actually uttering those words, but the slutty sentiments are implicit in the standard female college behavior – wearing tight shirts and pants, getting publicly drunk, hanging on every guy around, and engaging in random sex.

The concept of “behaving like a lady” is an anachronism. If a college girl acts like a lady, she is considered boring, prudish, and old-fashioned. Why is this happening? Five important explanations come to mind.

(1) Feminist thought has taught young women that equality is achieved by acting like promiscuous sluts.

In Who Stole Feminism? Christina Hoff Summers writes extensively about how the women’s rights movement was hijacked by gender feminists, who supplanted equity feminists. While equity feminists were concerned with such mainstream issues as equal pay for equal work, gender feminists were obsessed with proving that (a) there are no biological differences between men and women and (b) men are evil. When the gender feminists seized control of the movement, they encouraged women to behave just as immorally as many men. This was seen as a step toward gender equity.

But why is it liberating for a college-age woman to jump into bed with a man that is not her husband? Why is it freeing to become intoxicated and to hook-up with anonymous frat guys? Why is it an expression of equal rights to give into men’s animalistic instincts?

Presumably, women could exercise their true power to tame men by using celibacy (and other ladylike behavior) to induce men into monogamous stable relationships and eventually into marriage. Along the way to healthy relationships, women could also gain some self-respect.

(2) Young women have turned away from God.

As women have strayed from the church, they have replaced what is holy with what is temporally pleasing. For Catholics, the model woman is Mary, the virgin Mother of God. She is beloved by the faithful for her unflappable devotion to and trust in God, her nurturing of the Son of Man, and her deep love for all humanity.

Today’s college girl looks to Ally McBeal, the trollops of Sex in the City, and the floozies on Friends to set their moral compasses.

The sad truth is that college girls are so desperate to find love that they are willing to degrade themselves to get it. But true love can only be understood in the context of the Word of God. Any other notion of “love” is secular and, by definition, limited and finite.

(3) The costs of sex have rapidly declined.

The explosion in availability of the birth control pill fueled the so-called sexual revolution of the ‘60s, the consequences of which we still see today. With the ability to partially regulate the probability of pregnancy, women can choose to have sex more liberally. Expanded abortion-on-demand services have also permitted young women to engage in more sex because of the greater ease with which a major consequence of sex can be disposed. Abortion providers have recognized the prevalence of sex by college girls in their choice to locate close to our nation’s colleges and universities.

Perhaps just as important as the reduction in the economic costs of sex is the decline in the psychic costs of sex – specifically, the social stigma associated with nonmarital sex. In an earlier era, young women who chose to engage in sex were socially ostracized and their behavior denounced. Today, if a young woman engages in a one-night-stand (“random hook-up”) she is a liberated studette.

(4) Marriage has been devalued by young women and replaced not only by cohabitation but also by new, bizarre social arrangements such as “friends with benefits.”

Young women have traditionally looked to men for marriage and family formation. This is no longer true. College girls look at men not as marriage material, but as sex partners and roommates. Many college women live and sleep with their boyfriends. This is the norm.

Additionally, other sex-based relationships have become commonplace. In recent years, a new and disturbing arrangement known as “friends with benefits” has emerged. In this arrangement, men are not even forced to perform the normal duties of boyfriends, i.e. flowers, Valentine’s Day cards, rides to the abortion clinic, etc. Instead, girls consider these guys “just friends” whom they happen to screw every now and again. No strings, no attachments, no dinners. Just sex when they feel like it.

This type of arrangement is the next logical step in the direction that young women have drifted in the last few decades. These women have become unpaid whores. At least prostitutes made a buck off of their trade. These women just give it away.

The truth is that women actually lose power by becoming tramps. When they give away one of their main sources of bargaining power in a relationship – sex – men gain total power by achieving everything they want…free sex with no obligation.

(5) “You know exactly who’s to blame…the mother and the father.” – The Oompa Loompas in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

College girls are clearly responsible for their own behavior, but their parents have shaped their values. The verdict is in -- their parents have failed. Too many parents, particularly mothers, have eschewed their moral obligations to raise their daughters to be respectable ladies.

Instead, many moms want to be their daughters’ friends, talking late at night about boyfriends, parties, who’s hot, etc. Young women do not need more friends, they need mothers who will provide moral guidance. Unfortunately, these self-absorbed moms cannot deal with the fact that they are old and will never again see their early 20s. Thus, they attempt to live their sorority days all over again through their slutty daughters.

“Now Sabia,” you say, “you’ve been very hard on young women. But don’t young men deserve some blame? Aren’t you just a bitter, cranky, rapidly-aging misogynist?”

The answer to both questions is ‘yes.’

Young men are awful and they have gotten worse over the years. And let me be clear – young men are responsible for their own behavior.

But women have historically been the civilizing forces for men. That is biological. Moreover, several verses in the Scriptures refer to the important role that women have in the moral uplift of men.

It should surprise no one that sexual activity has historically been more frequent among gay men than among heterosexuals. This is because there is no civilizing female force in the gay community. Whenever men want to have sex, they just go ahead and do it. Neither of the partners has much of an incentive to refrain from sex since monogamous relationships and traditional familes are generally not the final goals of these partnerships. Recently, the behavior of young heterosexuals has begun to resemble that of gay men because young women are imitating men in their sexual promiscuity.

The result of young women’s abdication of responsibility has been significant moral decay on America’s college campuses. Can the moral high ground ever be reclaimed? Perhaps…one church pew at a time.


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1 posted on 03/19/2002 7:13:02 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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Gee, sounds like Japan these days, too.
2 posted on 03/19/2002 7:16:38 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: TLBSHOW
women have been partially freed from the...

Partially?
The ones that choose to embrace the "new" liberation go for the whole enchilada.
Of course it's always been that way, the only difference now is that it's "value-neutral".
Words like "whores" and "bastards" are now hate speech though, so watch it!!

3 posted on 03/19/2002 7:18:25 AM PST by Publius6961
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To: TLBSHOW
Sounds like somebody's not gettin' any.
4 posted on 03/19/2002 7:20:36 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: TLBSHOW
The chant of Gen. Y college babes might as well be “We’re here, we’re whores, get used to it!” No, most girls are not actually uttering those words, but the slutty sentiments are implicit in the standard female college behavior – wearing tight shirts and pants, getting publicly drunk, hanging on every guy around, and engaging in random sex

This 26 year old male agrees. It used to be that men were pigs and woman were more moral. Now women choose to act like men, including getting plastered and "hooking up" with men they don't know. Of course, the parents don't care, it wouldn't be "enlightened" of them.

5 posted on 03/19/2002 7:21:19 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: TLBSHOW
'cept when I guy gets around a lot, that's okay. ha ha

So men have always been what "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" termed himself -- he-whore. ha ha

6 posted on 03/19/2002 7:21:32 AM PST by jlogajan
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To: TLBSHOW
WOW! What an article. I didn't expect that from the Cornell Review.
7 posted on 03/19/2002 7:22:57 AM PST by Mike K
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To: TLBSHOW
The concept of “behaving like a lady” is an anachronism. If a college girl acts like a lady, she is considered boring, prudish, and old-fashioned. Why is this happening? Five important explanations come to mind.

NO WAY! I love it when women are normal. All the 60s hype is for the lost. Real Women don't 'put on'. They are wives and mothers and the foundation of the home. Who can replace them? No one.

The ultimate couple: A man and woman who work well together to make decisions and give in to each others wishes. Rarely, but there are times when the husband has to make decisions that are unpopular, but thats rare, and the price we pay for being men. This couple recognizes the role of God in their lives.

Families that don't work: mr. mom, and other role reversals.

8 posted on 03/19/2002 7:26:35 AM PST by antidemocommie
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To: TLBSHOW
EXCELLENT ARTICLE!! This came from Cornell did it? Shocked and suprised

Can the moral high ground ever be reclaimed? Perhaps…one church pew at a time.

So true, don't tell the liberals that though. They'd have a fit

9 posted on 03/19/2002 7:27:10 AM PST by billbears
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To: Mike K
Second that thought.....the Cornell of the black students dorms, and all the rest of the PC BS
10 posted on 03/19/2002 7:27:16 AM PST by ken5050
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To: INSENSITIVE GUY
ping, and

From yesterday: ""I always new feminism was a conspiracy!" -- Do a quick Internet search for "Frank Notestein" and "holy of holies".

Find anything?

11 posted on 03/19/2002 7:27:34 AM PST by toenail
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To: TLBSHOW
Expect to be mercilessly attacked on this one. Responsibility for one's personal behavior has been neutralized. The lawyers have seen to this.
12 posted on 03/19/2002 7:27:46 AM PST by conserve-it
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To: TLBSHOW
It's all part of the attitude that women are supposed to be "in control."
13 posted on 03/19/2002 7:28:29 AM PST by Destructor
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To: TLBSHOW
Today's young man looking for a date has to look far and wide to find a companion who has not had multiple sexual partners. Virginity is a vice in today's world.
14 posted on 03/19/2002 7:29:02 AM PST by AUgrad
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To: Mike K
This can hardly be attributed to the College Atmosphere. As A Male College Student, I can attest I see some of this behavior (but I behave and am abstaining). But sadly this downfall has begun far earlier. I posted on Friday an article from the USA Today, concerning this moral collapse. 20% of Kids between 15-18 have had sex by age 14. That floored me and I think in College it can only get worse.

That being said, the stock of ladies has dramatically increased in Colleges just as that of gentleman, which should help me when I get around to that in the future. God Bless
15 posted on 03/19/2002 7:29:55 AM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat
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To: TLBSHOW
"Women have devalued sex." True, but men were willing accessories. Why should it only be women who have to be virgins when they are married? What happened to a man saying, "I don't want to yet"?

But I agree, if sex is just more "fun," it becomes no different than having a beer.

16 posted on 03/19/2002 7:30:47 AM PST by LS
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To: TLBSHOW
Whoa... this was in the Cornell Review?

Breaking news: Hell just froze over. Details at our 12:00 newscast/

17 posted on 03/19/2002 7:32:28 AM PST by jude24
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To: AUgrad
I've always been fascinated by the strange liberal coalition of man-hating, terminally opressed feminists and anything goes, smack her around pornographers. Politics makes strange bedfellows indeed.
18 posted on 03/19/2002 7:32:48 AM PST by Callahan
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To: TLBSHOW
Hey Hey HO HO
It's off to College I must go!
19 posted on 03/19/2002 7:33:10 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: NWU Army ROTC
You're right this stuff starts in high school, it cant all be blamed on the college campus.
20 posted on 03/19/2002 7:34:34 AM PST by codebreaker
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To: TLBSHOW
LOL, so what does that make the guys. ??
21 posted on 03/19/2002 7:34:54 AM PST by Great Dane
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To: TLBSHOW
The author is a raving loonie, & you aid his cause.
22 posted on 03/19/2002 7:35:05 AM PST by tpaine
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To: TLBSHOW
Wow!
24 posted on 03/19/2002 7:36:07 AM PST by Diago
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To: Mike K
"I didn't expect that from the Cornell Review."

My ignorance is showing here. After looking around the Cornell Review site, I was pleased with what I found.

It looks to be a great place for conservative values being presented to a historically liberal community.

25 posted on 03/19/2002 7:36:32 AM PST by Mike K
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To: antidemocommie
Families that don't work: mr. mom, and other role reversals.

I don't see why a "Mr Mom" type arrangement won't work. If mom wants to go to work while dad cleans the house and takes care of the kids I see no reason that couldn't be a happy, healthy home.

27 posted on 03/19/2002 7:37:02 AM PST by AUgrad
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To: TLBSHOW; dutchy; starfan; firebrand
I'm still waiting for a woman who wants to civilize me...(sigh)


28 posted on 03/19/2002 7:37:24 AM PST by RaceBannon
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To: TLBSHOW
Yes the pill did wonders didn't it? 40 odd years later and 40 million aborted babies later we are having one hell of a fine SEXUAL REVOLUTION.....more like Paradise Lost.

As for women's "rights" to be sluts. They'll be sluts when it suits them and turn right around and be "victims" when the need fits.

I watched Vivian Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara for the 100th time the other day on TNT.....boy howdy...some things just stay the same....

29 posted on 03/19/2002 7:38:32 AM PST by wardaddy
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To: Callahan
I've always been fascinated by the strange liberal coalition of man-hating, terminally opressed feminists and anything goes, smack her around pornographers.

What's "strange" about it? Feminazis hate real womanhood. Pornographers hate real womanhood. Sounds to me like they're natural allies.

30 posted on 03/19/2002 7:39:10 AM PST by Campion
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To: TLBSHOW
Ok, I admit the title of this post sucked me in here.
31 posted on 03/19/2002 7:39:56 AM PST by finnman69
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To: RaceBannon
LOL
32 posted on 03/19/2002 7:41:40 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: one_particular_harbour
Probably BOTH!
33 posted on 03/19/2002 7:41:54 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: TLBSHOW
wearing tight shirts and pants, getting publicly drunk, hanging on every guy around, and engaging in random sex.

This is why you marry girls from the christian colleges, and date girls from State.
34 posted on 03/19/2002 7:42:10 AM PST by jurisdog
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To: TLBSHOW
Time to go back to college. Can we have some pics.....
35 posted on 03/19/2002 7:42:23 AM PST by Baseballguy
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To: TLBSHOW
Forgive my lack of moral outrage, but is there a particular reason why I should give a crap whether "college girls" these days are giving it up faster than a Frenchman at a schnitzel stand? Now, I don't have a problem with people "judging" this type of thing, but how exactly is this any of my business?

I was particularly intrigued with the author's statement regarding whores, along the lines of "at least they make a buck". Well, one might argue that the current generation of sluts is enjoying themselves. Maybe it's worth it to them.

I guess we can lament this change in standards, but I doubt it is of any great consequence to those who aren't living them.

36 posted on 03/19/2002 7:42:23 AM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: Clemenza
In an earlier era, young women who chose to engage in sex were socially ostracized and their behavior denounced. Today, if a young woman engages in a one-night-stand (“random hook-up”) she is a liberated studette.

But she is still a whore. I know that we would like to think that young women are liberated and that men now treat a tramp other than a tramp. Sorry, thats liberal la-la land and its not true.

38 posted on 03/19/2002 7:44:04 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: TLBSHOW
The truth is that women actually lose power by becoming tramps. When they give away one of their main sources of bargaining power in a relationship – sex – men gain total power by achieving everything they want…free sex with no obligation.

This attitude is, as my dear departed Daddy used to say, "Why buy (and maintain) the cow when you can get the milk for free!" Until women begin DEMANDING better behavior from men, the situation will not change. The reason men behaved better in earlier times was because they knew that to be able to engage in sexual behavior with the woman of their choice, they had to provide for her and their offspring. Until that happens again, we'll continue this downward moral slide. So ladies WE HAVE THE POWER and we need to teach our daughters (and sons) this salient fact!!

39 posted on 03/19/2002 7:44:42 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: TLBSHOW
This young man is great. Twentysomething graduate student in economics. Sounds like a clone of Dr. Sowell. Awesome.

I always knew the brightest of the skateboarding generation would come of age as a very, very, conservative group. Who among them could not be fed up with the self-absorbed Boomers and GenXers?

The fact that NOBODY has taken them seriously has just added fuel to the fire.

So keep an eye out for many, many more like this brave young man. Writes what he thinks, and doesn't care where the chips fall.

And believe me, he is going to get some email, over this essay, from the PC crowd.

America was founded by this sort of individual.

One who would be, (and may already be, who knows?) very much like the FReepers.

That would be, of the FReeper subset that acknowledges and shows some fear of God.

Note to lurking NR, Creators Syndicate, American Spectator, Regnery Press, Hudson Institute, Hoover Institution, Wanderer, Investors Business Daily, and maybe even Cato Institute dudes:

If you have the courage, sign this kid up!

40 posted on 03/19/2002 7:45:45 AM PST by caddie
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To: one_particular_harbour
hypercritical misogyny

This appears to me a pice of tautological reasoning: "It's cruel not to let them express their urges therefore an article that is critical of expressing urges is cruel."

Perhaps you would like to explain what is misogynistic about the piece without falling back on Kinsey.

41 posted on 03/19/2002 7:46:41 AM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: TLBSHOW
Just more of the same-old, same-old from the sexually repressed "Christian" Right.

Is this how you spend your time when you're not bashing Muslims?

42 posted on 03/19/2002 7:46:55 AM PST by Who is George Salt?
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To: SuziQ
Andrea Yates ... I belive she had the power to teach her kids too. But it seems that her husband did not put her in the wacko ward fast enough for good. Men have the power to create a better society for those that blame Rusty.
43 posted on 03/19/2002 7:48:19 AM PST by Baseballguy
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To: Who is George Salt?
Just the same old same old name calling by the liberals who have nothing better to say.
44 posted on 03/19/2002 7:48:46 AM PST by volchef
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To: TLBSHOW
Well, it's a shame that there are so many women who will squat before every tent peg and who hang around those nasty philistines who are as big membered as donkeys and ejaculate violently like wild stallions - but it's nothing new.

It might just be that many women actually LIKE shagging for the sheer physical pleasure.

45 posted on 03/19/2002 7:49:41 AM PST by Wm Bach
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To: Mr. Bird
If you think women embracing men's slutty behavior as their own has no social consequence then you are just plain wrong.....and probably have no teenaged daughters.

With all due respect.

46 posted on 03/19/2002 7:51:30 AM PST by wardaddy
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To: Who is George Salt?
you call us "Sexually repressed." Maybe we are comfortable with ourselves and we are comofortable living by moral laws and living for something else rather than living life for ourselves. If that is how you term "Sexually Repressed" than I plead guilty.
47 posted on 03/19/2002 7:51:54 AM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat
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To: TLBSHOW
The chant of Gen. Y college babes might as well be “We’re here, we’re whores, get used to it!” No, most girls are not actually uttering those words, but the slutty sentiments are implicit in the standard female college behavior – wearing tight shirts and pants, getting publicly drunk, hanging on every guy around, and engaging in random sex.

Dang I wish I was in college again.

48 posted on 03/19/2002 7:52:55 AM PST by Intimidator
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To: Who is George Salt?
OH yeah, screwing all those liberal lefty whores that soon will be your wife George. LOL
49 posted on 03/19/2002 7:53:48 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: NWU Army ROTC
He just doesn't read all of the other literature that says that people in married relationships have sex more often and are generally happier than single people. We're the ones who are actually having a grand ole time. :)
50 posted on 03/19/2002 7:53:56 AM PST by volchef
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