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The Campus ‘Hookup’ Culture

Kathleen A. Bogle, writing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, links this era of risky sexual behavior in colleges to the demise of dating, increased alcohol abuse and sexual assault, rising coeducational enrollments, a rebellion of students against behavioral restrictions, and a more fundamental change in students’ ethos.

Bogle’s analysis is illuminating, but she falls short on delving into the moral, spiritual, and cultural solutions to abusive hookup behavior.

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