As A. explained her schedule, “If I’m sober, I’m working.”The hook-up culture is fundamentally a drinking culture:
Women said universally that hookups could not exist without alcohol, because they were for the most part too uncomfortable to pair off with men they did not know well without being drunk.How many of these young women are present or future alcoholics?
The headline is just plain wrong; women are not playing the same game that the men do. It's obnoxious to try to spin this as sexual equality for women, because women's sexual needs are not addressed by hook-ups. The hook-up is defined by the male orgasm, and it's over when he's been satisfied:
One girl, explaining why her encounters freshman and sophomore year often ended with fellatio, said that usually by the time she got back to a guy’s room, she was starting to sober up and didn’t want to be there anymore, and giving the guy oral sex was an easy way to wrap things up and leave.Well, you can see what the guy is getting out of this deal, but what's in it for the girl?
From a comment by dc lambert, nj:
These students think that life is a series of shallow, meaningless competitions on their race to make the most money and buy the most toys, and the only way to cope is to do drugs and avoid intimate relationships.How do schools factor into this? High achieving girls are the ones who constantly strive for the A and the high test score. They're certainly not encouraged to develop their own inner compass or to ask themselves whether this is the game they want to play. In a very deep sense, these are girls who can't say no, either to the achievement rat race or to boys.