Hookup culture college
A Documentary About the Reality of College Hookup Culturefree
The phrase "hookup culture" has been employed in hundreds of think pieces throughout the past decade to illustrate everything from millennial selfishness to the " dating apocalypse " to women's empowerment to women's disempowerment. Many of these discussions operate off the assumptions that casual sex is ubiquitous and relationships are rare on campuses, and that men drive hookup culture while women acquiesce under pressure. In her new book American Hookup , out this week, Lisa Wade, an associate professor of sociology at Occidental College, challenges these myths and others to paint a more complete picture of sex in college.
I magine you are perched onto a stingy couch at some crazy party that you didn't even want to go to. Moments into it and you feel out of place, completely over every single person in this tightly packed sex fest. C onsequently , ready to leave at the drop of the next shot glass or drunken scream for attention from the girl that all the boys seem to crave.
Students must contend with this culture even if they are not especially sexually active. In fact, many students are not very active. The average graduating senior reports hooking up just eight times in four years; and a third do not hook up even a single time. Individual students can and do opt out of casual hookup sexual encounters, but few can escape dealing with that culture. Hookup culture is simply the newest stage in the evolution of sexual norms and behavior in America.