The notion that nearly every woman yearns for something deeper when she has sexual intercourse with a man was dismissed as patriarchal propaganda.The culture may tell her to restrict sex to a man who loves her and might even marry her, but the liberated woman knows better: Sex without any emotional ties or possibility of future commitment can be “empowering.” Feminism taught — and professors on the culture” “pressures” men into having frequent, uncommitted sex.Join Us on Facebook Become a fan on our Facebook page and see what others are saying about us. Get Latest News and Information Check out our newletters and learn more about what is happening every month.t is well known that most college students engage at one time or another in what is known as a “hookup” — an emotionless, commitment-free sexual encounter. in religious studies, blamed it on peer pressure, the sex-drenched social media of young people, and the ubiquity of pornography.And, to the extent that this is a part of male nature, it is equally true of women’s natures.Another feminist message to women was that just as a woman can have sex like a man, she can also find a career as life-filling as men do.
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The price of the perception, Wade notes, is high: the entrenchment of gender stereotypes, insistent heterocentrism, punishing competition among women for male approval, and the prevalence of sexual violence.
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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.