Sex on campuses
“A myth-busting, eye-popping, and important work of social research.
Lisa Wade spent years observing hookup culture on college campuses across the United States and analyzing all the good data available.
I don't think everyone is having sex but I would say the majority of the campus is.
I feel like one night stands and friends with benefits relationships are very prevalent. I sometimes feel unsafe when it comes to sex because many guys expect sex if you leave a party or bar with them.
The result is the best book about sex on campus, bar none.” - Eric Klinenberg, author of “Lisa Wade pulls back the curtain on campus culture and reveals the tableau of racial, class, and gender inequality on which the not-really-so-pervasive phenomenon of student hookups is playing out.
If you want to understand what is happening on campus today, this book is not only excellent; it’s necessary.” - Michael Kimmel, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University and author of “An extraordinary window into today’s hookup culture among young people.
There are creepy guys everywhere so there are some guys who come off as predators here.
Working with young people myself, I see what Lisa Wade describes every day.
Are young women taking on a traditional ‘male’ view of sex? She is an accomplished scholar and award-winning teacher with degrees in philosophy, human sexuality, and sociology.
Is commercialism monopolizing their―and our―imaginations? Is hooking up a way of shutting down―and discrediting―genuine emotional connections?
I think the sexual culture on my campus is a hook-up culture.
At least for the first two years, there doesn’t seem to be many relationship-seeking individuals. If there is a prevalence of sexual assault they keep it under wraps.