The Hook Up Culture Analysis

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The Hook-up Culture: Who Should be Responsible? More and more people are participating in a culture where casual sex is welcomed and highly encouraged. This culture has actually been around for quite some time but has become increasingly popular among individuals in today’s society. The hook-up culture has become popular considering it encourages physical pleasure without the stress of emotional commitment. Even with the increase in popularity, people still do not feel the hook-up culture is worth the loss of emotional connection and other complications that are attached to it. An example of this attitude is shown in a commentary entitled “The Hook-up Culture” by Jack Grimes. Grimes states his beliefs about why college students and young …show more content…
There are countless more explanations for why people are hooking-up. For example, women and men hook-up to feel empowered or to learn and experience what their interests are involving sex. Let’s take another look at the example of Amy, during her sexual interactions she showed that the feeling for hooking-up was tremendously empowering and intoxicating considering it give her a sense of control that some women have not figured out about. The sense of control and empowerment over her own life and sexuality caused Amy to continue hooking-up with multiple men until she met her husband Jordan. Women are now able to express their sexuality through hooking-up, but men still seemed to hold themselves to a much higher …show more content…
Grimes did not fully understand how women or men would react to the words in his commentary considering his voice was extremely harsh. Therefore, women should never be blamed or be expected to take responsibility for the actions concerning both genders involved in the hook-up culture. In order to change, an understand must be present. Men and women need to understand that being sexually active is a right human beings deserve. The responsibility of the hook-up needs to be equal, it should never solely be placed on

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