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“Hooking Up”


Here’s a bracing account of the latest thing in the sociology of high-school sex: “hooking up.” Seems that the done thing now is to have lots of casual sex partners — except it’s not “sex” to these kids, because fellatio doesn’t count. The sadness and degradation among these girls is incredibly depressing. The thing that caught my eye was the description of the sexually permissive and aggressive girl culture as “Ally McBeal sexuality.” In other words, these girls want to explore and express their “right” to unfettered sex-on-demand, just like the TV character. What was I telling you just last week about Sex and the City, mass media, and the mainstreaming of dildo parties for middle-American women?


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