Tag: Lisa Wade

The Loneliness of Hookup Culture

March 9, 2017
The Loneliness of Hookup Culture

Here’s an email that I just received from longtime reader Sarah. She describes her loneliness and frustration with hookup culture on her college campus. It’s a story I’ve heard many times over the years. Hi Susan, I’ve been reading your blog since I was 16 and most of what I’ve learned about relationships has been from you, […]

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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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