Essay On Hook Up Culture

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Recently conversation has sparked between many feminist and non-feminist about the younger generation’s new hookup culture. Many believe that this cultural change from the standard dating scene to just hooking is a bad thing because its making young women look bad and making them degrade themselves, but many believe that this is actually a power statement for women because they have the freedom to have casual sex without any consequences or expectations. I feel like the presents of this hookup culture is making women stronger mentally, sexually and physically. Hanna Rosin articulates about this in her article “boys on the side”. The hookup culture isn’t something that’s new because it has been around for years, but in today’s world it is being …show more content…
Allot of women see relationships as too time consuming and too involved. College students think having a significant other will take up too much of their time taking away from their personal lives and school so what better way is there to be with someone and not have any responsibilities than hooking up? There isn’t any, that’s why most college students prefer hooking up. The one big problem that many may see with this hookup culture is the double standard that follows it. Meaning men can have sex with tons of women and be portrayed as heroes and women can have sex with five guys and be labeled as hoes or sluts. Bogle states “the double standard is alive and well. Men tally “fuck points” on their frat-house bulletin boards. Women who sleep with “too many” men are called “houserats” or “lax¬titutes”. In my opinion women should not be paying attention to what other people call them, they should be viewing themselves as equals to men in this situation. They should use the hookup culture to their advantage and let men know anything you can do I can do it

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