Setting up for Intercourse: Sluts or New Feminists?

Setting up for Intercourse: Sluts or New Feminists?

Harvard University debates whether feminism offers females straight to sex hook ups.

Nov. 12 — “Today’s first base is kissing . plus fondling this and that. 2nd base is oral intercourse. 3rd base is certainly going most of the way. House dish is learning one another’s names.”

So had written Tom Wolfe inside the 2000 book “setting up” — a term that describes a range that is wide of from making off to sexual intercourse.

The”hookup” has been an integral part of the American college experience — a result of the increased permissiveness that came with the sexual revolution of the 1970s for more than a decade.

Just lately at Harvard University — often pegged as “godless and liberal” — the hookup tradition came under fire, mostly from a tiny but growing abstinence group called True Love Revolution.

They argue that ladies who invoke a kind that is new of — the ability to have sex whenever and with whomever they choose — is demeaning to females.

“a well known thing to state among this intellectual audience, within the ivies as well as in feminism generally speaking, is always to say that sex is empowering and an actual girl makes use of her sex by any means she pleases,” stated Rachel Wagley, a 20-year-old sociology pupil that is TLR’s co-president. “It’s blatantly false and a lie that this tradition informs to girls because of their benefit that is own.

Silpa Kovvali, a 21-year-old computer science concentrator, argued in a Harvard Crimson editorial that there’s nothing “inherently degrading” about engaging in casual intercourse — in reality, she said, it can be “empowering.”

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