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The Colin McEnroe Show
Mon September 10, 2012
Hooking-Up To Power
I did not participate in "hookup culture" when I attended Yale University. There were many reasons for that. World War I. The Russian Revolution.
Also, nobody wanted to have sex with me.
As you'll hear today, Yale in 2012 is one of the places journalists and academics are using as kind of a proving round (or perhaps a petri dish) for talking about modern hookup culture, which -- I think -- can be defined as an environment in which sex comes first and dating comes second, if at all. And one of the arguments being made on this show is counterintuitive for some people: that a culture whose default setting enables young people to have sex without any thought of accompanying emotions is a culture which favors women, is sought after by women and gives more power to women. If I'd known that, I would have pointed it out to any number of women in 1917. Leave your comments below, e-mail email@example.com or Tweet us @wnprcolin.