What the Hook-up Culture Has Done to Women

What the Hook-up Culture Has Done to Women

ANNE MALONEY

An entire generation of women is wounded yet unable to find the source of the bleeding.A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.∼  Henry David Thoreau, WaldenA few weeks ago, a young woman at Stanford University was raped by a virtual stranger, and her rapist received a ridiculously light sentence.  The story grabbed headlines everywhere, and caused a firestorm on social media.  This “dumpster rape” is being blared about everywhere in the public square while a far more insidious and dangerous threat to women rages on directly under our noses, unacknowledged.  This threat is systematically destroying an entire generation of our daughters, sisters, aunts, future mothers, and friends.

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