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Advertise Where loyalty is a burden: American Hookup brings us some insight into hookup culture on American campuses Sociologist Lisa Wade tasked herself with surveying the extremely pervasive and admittedly weird hookup culture on American college campuses. As a college student and thus participant in the culture, it felt like i was an angsty teenager being explained my feelings back to me by a high school guidance counselor. In short, what she says is this: In an effort not to appear vulnerable, we actively stave off catching feelings, so our ideal sexual partner becomes someone who we actively dislike. What comes of this is a generation of kids sexually liberated, yes, but ill-prepared for dating or marriage. Wade also outlines a brief history of greek life and campus culture. Frat boys are the ones hosting the parties, picking the music, and serving the alcohol, effectively creating and facilitating the culture.

How American Colleges Became Bastions of Sex, Booze and Entitlement

According to sociologist Lisa Wade the link is the pervasive hookup culture that dominates the modern university experience in her fascinating new study examining the roots and realities of the phenomenon, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus. Wade culls together academic research, quantitative data, and accounts from college students all over America, unpacking the history and complex nuances of the hookup and the resulting hookup culture.

American Hookup offers readers valuable insight into the positives and negatives this particular culture has to offer not only college students, but in new modes of imagining more diverse, compassionate, and inclusive demonstrations of human sexuality. Along with her concise detailing of what hookup culture is, Wade also dispels a number of myths about it, including the one that everyone on a college campus is having loads of sex, all the time, with multiple partners.

In her introduction Wade writes:

Offering invaluable insights for students, parents, and educators, Lisa Wade analyzes the mixed messages of hookup culture on today’s college campuses within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution.

It featured the author Lisa Wade and felt like a true reflection of what occurs on our campus and elsewhere. She came to speak on campus in April and although I couldn’t go, I decided to at least read the book. Two months later I finally did. This book is her research, largely told through stories from interv About a year ago, some of us who participate in Title IX investigations on my campus were passing around an episode of the Hidden Brain Podcast NPR on hookup culture on American campuses.

This book is her research, largely told through stories from interviews she conducted and journal entries Wade gleaned from students on her campus and many other campuses. She explains hookup culture, the cultural norm of “emotionless” encounters, the role alcohol plays, issues of consent and sexual assault, what happens to students who don’t want to play the hookup game, how hookup culture effects relationships beyond college, etc. She also tries briefly at the end to suggest how to fix it, and that chapter is definitely the weakest part.

This trend has come out of our new freedoms and mores birth control, less social stigma and new ways of connecting social media, more interaction online and anonymous than in person. Wade is strongest when she just reflects what is. An interesting discussion in the book is how hookup culture favors the men, as in the men are gaining the most and receiving the most pleasure. I feel it should be said that although there is some discussion of non-heteronormative hookup culture, by and large the focus is on heterosexual hookup culture, and actually, most often white, heterosexual hookup culture, because the privileged culture sets the rules.

Wade also shows how people can continue on in hookup mode beyond college thanks to Tinder and Grindr, etc.

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In writing “American Hookup” — in listening carefully to students and documenting how they choose and talk about their sexual partners — I came to understand how high-status athletes are able.

According to the National Sexual Violence Research Center, one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college whereas 90 percent of sexual assaults will go unreported. It has found that in the year , In other words, although no code of morality should regulate sex—other than the code of morality one prescribes to oneself—the prevention of rape and sexual assault relies on the fact that both sexual partners agree to the same sexual act. The problem is that what consent means has been subject to debate in recent years.

However, in the early s, feminists and social activists started arguing that women often feel pressured or intimidated to comply with the sexual advances of males, rendering them unable to voice a clear opposition to performing certain sexual acts. In order to put an end to all ambiguity, activists pushed for a more stringent definition of consent: Due process establishes that a person is presumed innocent unless proven otherwise, not that a person is presumed guilty unless proven otherwise.

Even if cases of victims falsely accusing perpetrators of sexual assault are extremely rare, and even if many victims face the stigma of not being believed for their testimony, we should still trust the tradition of the rule of law. Indeed, since our elders drafted the British Habeas Corpus Act in , they understood that the best protection against tyranny does not rely on emotions, assumptions or dogma; it depends on reasonable evidence.

However, the bigger questions remain.

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Offering invaluable insights for parents, educators, and students, Wade situates hookup culture within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution. Working with new research, she maps out a punishing emotional landscape marked by unequal pleasures, competition for status, and sexual violence. She is the author of over two dozen research papers, book chapters, and educational essays.

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For those who participate in casual dating culture — one with no shortage of teen angst — these highly emotional, and sometimes disastrous, relationships have become something of a rite of passage. In this way, high school dating is often more about sexual experimentation; a kind of trial and error that leads individuals to adopt the mindset that breakups are inevitable once college comes around.

Having conducted a significant amount of research on human sexuality, Wade narrowed the focus of her work and began looking at college hookup culture specifically. She wanted to understand the dynamic between relationship statuses, casual sexual encounters and the mindsets behind them. Wade found that these hookups occur under six general, unwritten rules, which are all rooted in the idea that the sexual acts are meaningless and void of emotional attachment. She says that this repeated practice of being emotionally distant has resulted in a general inability to express intimate feelings.

Wade notes that even though the hookup is supposedly “a fun, harmless romp,” it has oddly strict parameters. Wade offers brief but fascinating looks into the history of courtship in America and the history of the American college that, taken together, helped engineer today’s campus culture.

But, we often do so in ways that devalue feminine attributes. With my critical 3D glasses on, I understood why many were frustrated. Diana is a unique combination of sex appeal, acumen, and wit. She is fierce but nurturing, emboldened to take down Ares but driven by her desire to protect children. Diana asserted confidence and ability while her male sidekicks over-promised and under-delivered.

It tanked in the box office because, like most female characters in superhero films, Patience Phillips was a two-dimensional stereotype of femininity — meek, fickle, a tease. She encapsulates a kind of feminism that Wade rightfully notes is nearly nonexistent. Diana is a warrior who is agentic, driven, nurturing, protective, and merciful.

She exhibits masculine strength without having to cast aside her feminine traits. She voices concern for those who cannot protect themselves but she is a trained killer.

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Offering invaluable insights for parents, educators, and students, Wade situates hookup culture within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution. Using new research, she maps out a punishing emotional landscape marked by unequal pleasures, competition for status, and sexual violence. Accessible and open-minded, compassionate and brutally honest, American Hookup explains where we are and how we got here, asking not “How do we go back?

In its pages, you will find incredible insights tying together the history of college campuses, human brain development, and cultural shifts on gender norms to explain how young people conduct their sexual relationships.

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