Tag: Lisa Wade

The Heart Wants…What the Penis Wants?

June 13, 2013
The Heart Wants…What the Penis Wants?

Reader Apple left a comment today that I thought was brilliant re the timing of sex: Really, it comes down to a woman having the balls to say: “I don’t care what your penis wants if you don’t care what my heart wants.” The actual line I’ve always used in real life is: “I don’t […]

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Feminism and Sexual Objectification

February 21, 2013
Feminism and Sexual Objectification

Some feminists today are strongly opposed to the Sex-Positive Feminism movement, sharing my concern that the sexual objectification of women, especially by women themselves, has been detrimental to the well-being of women, men, and the institution of marriage in our society. In this view, raunch culture and proud proclamations of sluthood are symptoms of sexual mores […]

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Doing An End Run Around Hookup Culture

December 21, 2012
Doing An End Run Around Hookup Culture

This post is my Christmas present to Megaman, who has patiently asked all the right questions and provided much of the data.  Reading the anecdotal reports of hookup culture on college campuses, one hears that very few committed relationships may be observed on campus. My own research efforts have turned up similar reports. In addition, […]

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Can Lysistrata Work For College Women?

November 8, 2012
Can Lysistrata Work For College Women?

LYSISTRATA: There are a lot of things about us women That sadden me, considering how men See us as rascals.   CALONICE: As indeed we are!   Emily Esfahani Smith has a Plan to Reboot Dating in The Atlantic, calling on  women to implement the Lysistrata strategy as a way of ending hookup culture. (Hat tip: […]

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Sexual Statistics Review Session

February 28, 2012
Sexual Statistics Review Session

From my perspective, the biggest challenge in grappling with hookup culture is not that everyone is doing it, but that everyone thinks everyone else is doing it. After Vox Day collected some stats from his readers about their sexual history and attitudes, reader Megaman linked to the most recent CDC data on sexual partners in […]

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