Tag: hookup culture

Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

October 2, 2014
Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

Duke University is a fascinating case study in the development, progression and now atrophying of hookup culture, as well as the media’s treatment of that culture. Full disclosure: my daughter graduated from Duke in 2011. As a Duke parent, the campus culture had a large influence on my writing at HUS, as I was privy to a […]

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Hookup Culture and the Golden Rule

September 10, 2014
Hookup Culture and the Golden Rule

Conor Friedersdorf’s article When ‘Do Unto Others’ Meets Hookup Culture in today’s Atlantic poses a refreshing and overdue question: Why are traditional conservatives hellbent on fighting contemporary sexual mores with doomsday predictions of the end of Western civilization as we know it? Smug predictions of eternal damnation for sexual sinners are the cherry on top of this Judgment […]

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The Millennials Dating Script Gets a Rewrite

July 10, 2014
The Millennials Dating Script Gets a Rewrite

H/T to MM Boston College professor Jesse Cronin offers her students an opportunity to earn extra credit in her Perspectives on Western Culture class. The assignment is simple but far from easy: Ask someone out on a date. Cronin says this all came together for her during a lecture she gave about the campus hookup culture […]

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Hookup Culture: Real or Myth?

May 7, 2014
Hookup Culture: Real or Myth?

A new study was released last month in the Journal of Sex Research, which has once again spurred a flurry of headlines declaring that hookup culture is a myth. At the same time, I have yet to meet a college student who can’t describe it in great detail from personal experience. Is hookup culture real, or is […]

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The Economics of Hookup Culture: A Millennial View

August 27, 2013
The Economics of Hookup Culture: A Millennial View

Millennial Michelle Juergen, writing for PolicyMic, hits back at accusers who say her generation is destroying traditional family values with their sexcapades. Delaying commitment, aka hookup culture, is a necessity when young people can’t support themselves. Instead of passing judgment on millennials, we should be looking at the many external factors responsible for this shift.  […]

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