Monday, September 15, 2003

The Washington Post Profiles Georgetown U's "Sexpert"

(Hey, ya gotta do something to keep those circulation numbers up, right?)

The "sexpert" in question is a college student who writes a "dating and sex advice" column for the student newspaper of the ostensibly Catholic Georgetown University. She seems to think of herself as a "feminist" and advocates forms of dating which end with sitting and talking rather than heading for the nearest bedroom.

So far, so good.

But she has also clearly jettisoned one of the better (and one of the central) principles of feminism which got that movement started in the first place: Namely, decrying casual sexual encounters ("hookups") with men who want the goodies but don't want the demands and requirements of a real relationship.

For example, she writes:

"It's my opinion that if you're completely realistic about what you're getting out of the situation, there's absolutely no harm in a hookup. People have needs, right? I think the problem comes when people expect a relationship to come out of it. That's the hard part."

IOW, gals, why not think and behave just like all those self-centered guys you call "jerks"?

Betty Friedan, call your therapist.

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