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  • Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General

    08/29/2014 6:06:38 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/28/2014 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Back in 2005, when President Obama was a mere freshman senator, his wife, Michelle, found herself overwhelmed with the stress of being a full-time working mother, largely alone in her Chicago home, with two daughters who got sick a little too often. Sluggish and above her fighting weight, she wondered if her family’s diet — lots of prepared food and a few too many Cheetos — might need an adjustment.
  • On the Loneliness of the Sexual Revolution as noted in a wonderful new book

    08/11/2014 2:01:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/10/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I’ve pondered with you before on this blog (HERE) of the disappearance of something we used to call “dating”  wherein a young man would summon the courage to ask a young lady out to dinner, perhaps to the movies. He would do something called getting “dressed up,” and go to the young woman’s house,  often meet her parents, take her out for the evening, and return her home at a respectable hour. Dating was something that one did beginning in late high school or in college. Youth too young to date were often encouraged by adults to meet one another, and so the adults often...
  • Large differences in “hookup culture” between Catholic/Secular college students and Evangelical ones

    11/27/2013 5:57:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 82 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 27 November 2013 | Troy Gibson
    Dr. Donna Freitas, perhaps the nation’s leading expert on university hookup culture, has being doing research among college students and on college campuses regarding sex, the hookup culture, and student religiosity for several years.  She has produced many scholarly publications and studies.  One consistent finding she has observed is that evangelical college students are significantly less likely to hookup than any of their counterparts (Catholic or secular).  Why?  An excerpt from an interview: The attitudes toward sexuality on evangelical campuses were remarkably different from everywhere else. Everyone is struggling with sex, but they do it in very different ways.It’s impossible on...
  • The Hookup Hoax. The new brainwashing: Liberated women love casual, meaningless sex.

    07/23/2013 7:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/23/2013 | Mona Charen
    Noting the comeback campaigns of Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner in New York, feminist author Hanna Rosin wonders why “50 years into the sexual revolution” women politicians lag so far behind men in the sex-scandal tally. She notes biological and evolutionary explanations only to reject them in favor of the idea that women are just too unused to power to abuse it in that way. She’s cheered, though, by surveys showing that younger women are cheating on their spouses almost as much as men, and confidently looks forward to the not-too-distant day when we’ll “find ourselves willing to look past...
  • Northeastern Liberal Elites in an Uproar After New York Times Magazine Discovers Women Driving

    07/17/2013 3:45:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/17/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There was something in the New York Times Magazine over the weekend. This has, within its own universe, created a firestorm. It's about hooking up in college. I have the headline right here. Let me see the second page here. "Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too." This is a long piece. It's like 4,000 words, this New York Times Magazine piece. It's a long piece on how there isn't any dating anymore, as you and I understand it. It's just no-emotion sexual hookups, and they are perfunctory at that. Not any attachment whatsoever. It's...
  • Why Is There a Campus Hookup Culture?

    04/30/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2013 | Dennis Prager
    It is well known that most college students engage at one time or another in what is known as a “hookup” — an emotionless, commitment-free sexual encounter. Recently I interviewed Donna Freitas, author of The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture Is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy. In our dialogue, we agreed that her book’s subtitle was accurate, but we disagreed as to the cause. Freitas, who holds a Ph.D. in religious studies, blamed it on peer pressure, the sex-drenched social media of young people, and the ubiquity of pornography. I blamed three other culprits:...
  • A Psychological Cry for Moral Help

    03/27/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT · by restorecivilsociety · 7 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 3/27/2012 | Anna Maria Hoffman
    As we go about our lives, there is something happening around us that is not deemed “newsworthy” or “important” by many people. It’s toxic, troubling, and traumatic. It’s happening on college campuses. It’s happening next door to you. It’s the white elephant in the room that everybody notices, but does not want to address for countless reasons. It’s what our generation praises and feels empowered by, but refuses to let their parents know about. And shockingly enough, it’s happening at conservative conferences thanks to people who do not practice what they preach. So what is it? It’s the hookup culture....
  • Miley Cyrus' Brother Trace Impregnates Disney Star Brenda Song

    08/24/2011 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 164 replies
    FNC ^ | Published August 24, 2011
    Trace Cyrus, the rocker older brother of Miley Cyrus, is expecting a child with Disney actress Brenda Song, MTV News reported Wednesday. It will be the first child for both Cyrus, 22, and Song, 23, who began dating in May 2010. Before the pair hooked up, they had been linked to fellow members of the Disney dynasty. Cyrus dated former "Sonny with a Chance" star Demi Lovato in 2009 and Song had been romanced by singer Joe Jonas in 2008.
  • I Had A One-Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell (Barf Alert! How low the left will stoop)

    10/28/2010 12:51:17 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 239 replies · 3+ views
    Gawker ^ | 10/28/2010 | Anonymous
    I barely knew Christine when she turned up at my door at around eight o'clock on the night of Halloween. We'd met for the first and only time three months earlier when my two roommates and I signed the lease on our apartment: Christine's aunt owned the place we were moving into, and she happened to be up from Delaware visiting at the time. But we'd only spent about five minutes together that day and we hadn't spoken much, and I hadn't thought of her since. Yet here she was standing outside my door with a friend. And both of...
  • Deconstructing One Night Stands

    06/30/2010 6:39:31 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Deconstructing One Night Stands Bethany Stotts, June 30, 2010 Casual sex, common on many college campuses, leaves many female students dissatisfied and with hurt feelings, according to the authors of a recent column for The Chronicle Review, a publication of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “For the past 12 years, I have taught a course on sex differences to college juniors and seniors,” writes University of Virginia professor Steven E. Rhoades in his co-authored article “The Emotional Costs of Hooking Up.” “When we talk about relationships and sex itself, most of the men, sometimes sheepishly, indicate that they enjoy hookups—but...
  • Hooking Up for Credit

    02/22/2008 9:40:30 AM PST · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 139+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 22, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Hooking Up For Credit by: Deborah Lambert, February 22, 2008 When Family Security Matters released its 2nd annual tally of “America’s Most Dangerous College Courses,” reporter Jason Rantz noted that little has changed on college campuses. He said the fact that professors incorporate rants about George Bush, the war on terrorism and social justice into their class sessions means that students are being seriously short-changed. Among the courses on the 2007-2008 list is “College Sexualities,” offered by Occidental College, which studies the “hook up” culture of college students. “Offering not an iota of academic value,” Rantz says that “the course...
  • Some Date! (Highschool/College Scene: No Date, No Dance, Just Hanging Out and Hooking Up?)

    11/17/2007 4:53:59 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 130 replies · 252+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 1, 2007 | Jeff Zaslow
    Last month, a boy asked my 16-year-old daughter to his school's homecoming dance. She agreed to go, bought a new dress and made a hairdresser appointment. The boy never bought tickets to the dance. Neither did his friends. They decided that attending homecoming wouldn't be cool, and instead planned to just dress up that night, go out for dinner and then hang out with their dates at someone's house. My daughter was disappointed, as were her girlfriends. They would have loved to have been taken to the dance, to show off their dresses, to see and be seen. At 6...
  • Dad Says Teacher Gave A Bad Lesson By Showing Bootleg Version Of 'Shrek' Film To 5th-Graders

    06/23/2007 4:01:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 99 replies · 1,432+ views
    AP/Starpulse ^ | June 22, 2007 | JIM FITZGERALD
    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) - He doesn't want to be an ogre about it, but the father of a fifth-grader thinks teachers are wasting time when they show movies in class - and if the film is a bootleg, he says, ''That's a really terrible lesson.'' Tim Trewhella, 46, said his 10-year-old daughter reported that her class watched the animated movie ''Shrek the Third'' on Tuesday and recognized it as the fairy-tale hit still showing in theaters. ''A friend hooked me up with it,'' teacher Lovell Quiroz said, according to the girl. Peekskill schools Superintendent Judith Johnson issued a statement saying...
  • Book on Women's Sex 'Hookups' Draws Fire

    03/09/2007 2:30:28 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 126 replies · 2,916+ views
    Townhall ^ | 03/09/2007
    During a class discussion on adolescence, a high school teacher recently asked her students whether they go on dates. We don't "date," the 12th graders reported. We "hook up." If you're in your 40s, "hooking up" might mean catching a friend downtown for lunch. But to people in their teens or 20s, the phrase often means a casual sexual encounter _ anything from kissing onwards _ with no strings attached. Now a new book on this not-so-new subject is drawing fire in some quarters for its conclusion: That hookups can be damaging to young women, denying their emotional needs, putting...
  • Unprotected

    01/08/2007 7:05:58 PM PST · by Campion · 44 replies · 1,600+ views
    Townhall ^ | January 5, 2007 | Mona Charen
    Meet the liberated college woman. You may pity her. "Unprotected" is a hard slap at the sexual free-for-all that prevails on American campuses and throughout American life. The author, revealed since publication as Dr. Miriam Grossman, a psychiatrist at the student health service at UCLA, was hesitant to put her name on this book. The orthodoxy within the academic world is a strict one, and those who transgress often pay with their jobs. Let's hope for her sake, but particularly for her patients' well being, that she is not punished for her heterodox views. What does Dr. Grossman believe that...
  • Lookin' for a cheap date? Try Wal-Mart

    04/08/2005 12:43:28 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 79 replies · 3,364+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 04/08/2005 | Parija Bhatnagar
    The food, makeup, underwear is at "Everyday low prices" but a Wal-Mart "date" could be for free. Wal-Mart's taking on the role of retail matchmaker to some of its customers. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Just when you thought you'd heard it all from the king of discount shopping, Wal-Mart is now pitching itself as the new dating hot spot -- with everyday low prices to boot.
  • ‘Hook-up’ gives US a cooler sex life

    10/09/2004 5:23:03 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 95 replies · 3,179+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | October 10, 2004 | Sarah Baxter
    MODERN mating without dating is changing sexual behaviour in America. From teenagers to adults, hooking up has become part of the vocabulary of sex.Encompassing a range of conduct — from heavy petting to oral sex and intercourse — it is becoming standard practice in schools, on campuses and among adults, with damaging consequences to self-esteem, according to new research. Participants often call their hook-ups “friends with benefits”. They are a bit more than casual acquaintances but a lot less than a boyfriend or a girlfriend. You “hook up” with them, nothing more. You are free to string them along or...