Tag: self-respect

What About YOUR Wants and Needs?

October 4, 2017
What About YOUR Wants and Needs?

J 2.0, a longtime friend and wise counselor at Hooking Up Smart, recently shared this invaluable advice: “If I had my youth to do over, I’d be far more forthcoming with men about my wants and needs and just let the chips fall where they may. That’s not to say I’d be demanding or clingy […]

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Self-Respect vs. Entitlement in Dating

June 12, 2017
Self-Respect vs. Entitlement in Dating

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” ~Joan Didion A young woman describes meeting a guy during an Uber ride. Before he got out of the car, he punched his number into her phone. She envisioned a blossoming serious relationship. But he’s not answering her texts […]

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Can Hooking Up Empower You?

November 12, 2009
Can Hooking Up Empower You?

Damn, I knew I shouldn’t have raised the spectre of Sex-Positive Feminists in my post yesterday. It was a jinx, and this morning I woke up to an ABC news feature: Sexual Hook Ups Damned By Chastity Groups, Hailed By New Feminists It’s about how students at Harvard are once again hotly debating the issue. Do I […]

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The New Double Standard Being Used Against Women

July 22, 2009
The New Double Standard Being Used Against Women

There’s a new double-standard being applied to women in relationships, and it’s even more insidious than Studs. vs. Sluts. A favorite tactic of young men when questioned about their questionable behavior is to accuse the self-respecting woman of being a PSYCHO. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a licensed psychologist. I may dish out […]

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I Pissed Off a Gen Y Feminist

March 15, 2009
I Pissed Off a Gen Y Feminist

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”   Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher With my latest post How to Stimulate Demand in a Relationship Recession, I made Mary Lingwall of Austin, Texas really angry. Check out her article here: Things That […]

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