The latest New York Times dispatch on Ivy League hook-up culture, “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too” ran long: 4,703 words, to be exact. For last Sunday’s Style section cover story, reporter Kate Taylor interviewed more than 60 University of Pennsylvania coeds over the course of a school year and found that some of the young women interviewed have casual sex!
Some just are too ambitious and devoted to their GPAs for the time-consuming business of relationships. Some get drunk and do things that they regret and then try to put a humorous spin on what sounds an awful lot like date rape in the cold, harsh light of morning. Some perform oral sex because it’s just an easier way to end an evening. And some secretly want boyfriends, despite a breezy hook-up culture that makes young women feel sexually empowered, even if a sociologist quoted in the story contends that college women have better sex in steady relationships. (This after interviewing 24,000 students at 21 universities.) Read More