Your dating culture on campus, courtesy of the Pill. There’s so much I could say about this article but I’ll limit this comment to a short reflection on how the Pill changed our world, drastically and dramatically. Not too long ago (should have realized this earlier) I began to realize that the sexual revolution is not mythical. And one effect is apparently the loss of romance.
At 11 on a weeknight earlier this year, her work finished, a slim, pretty junior at the University of Pennsylvania did what she often does when she has a little free time. She texted her regular hookup — the guy she is sleeping with but not dating. What was he up to? He texted back: Come over. So she did. They watched a little TV, had sex and went to sleep. A generation of women faces broad opportunities and great pressures, both of which help shape their views on sex and relationships. Their relationship, she noted, is not about the meeting of two souls. “We don’t really like each other in person, sober,” she said, adding that “we literally can’t sit down and have coffee.” … “I’m a true feminist,” she added. “I’m a strong woman. I know what I want.” At the same time, she didn’t want the number of people she had slept with printed, and she said it was important to her to keep her sexual life separate from her image as a leader at Penn. “Ten years from now, no one will remember — I will not remember — who I have slept with,” A. said. “But I will remember, like, my transcript, because it’s still there. I will remember what I did. I will remember my accomplishments and places my name is hung on campus.”
Since these girls are completely unencumbered from pregnancy concerns (though not STIs, as rising rates of those will attest) they can have casual sex and worry about the really, really important things in life. Like getting a good transcript. Don’t we all just sit back so very often with a glass of fine wine and reflect on that critical piece of paper?by