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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 11:08 AM

 

"Slut shaming": an increasingly gender neutral activity?

Students don't respect promiscuous friends

You’d be forgiven for thinking the hook up culture on university campuses was so all-encompassing no one would take exception to it.

However, it seems the days when students would lap up the saucy stories of their sexually adventurous peers are numbered.

A new study reveals that college students in the U.S. are not as promiscuous as previously thought. Researchers at the University of Illinois surveyed more than 19,000 students across 22 colleges and discovered that almost half of respondents said they would lose respect for both men and women who frequently engaged in sexual activity.

Conversely, only 27% reported that they “did not care” what people did with their bodies.

The investigation also yielded some surprising results regarding gender stereotypes.

Contrary to the claims of feminists, the age old “traditional double standard” in which women are unfairly punished for promiscuity is no longer in observed on college campuses.

link: http://www.thenationalstudent.com/News/2012-09-06/students_dont_respect_promiscuous_friends.html

Granted this study is limited because it only used college students (presumably younger than the average citizen, better educated, etc).

But either way I find the results interesting. Men are often accused (typically without evidence) of unfairly judging women negatively for having multiple sexual partners while praising other men for doing the same thing. This study would seem to suggest that isn't exactly the case.

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Reply "Slut shaming": an increasingly gender neutral activity? (Original post)
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Sep 2012 #1
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #6
Warren Stupidity Sep 2012 #9
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #10
William769 Sep 2012 #2
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #7
Warren DeMontague Sep 2012 #8
loli phabay Sep 2012 #11
malthaussen Sep 2012 #3
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #12
Sen. Walter Sobchak Sep 2012 #4
Doc Holliday Sep 2012 #5
Post removed Sep 2012 #13

Response to 4th law of robotics (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 11:52 AM

1. The double standard exists, the study finds it is diminished in one subset of the population. nt.

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:07 PM

6. You did a good job illustrating one of the points I made in the OP

 

You ignore this actual study and assert your opinion as fact sans evidence.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 04:18 PM

9. ignore this:

 

Rachel Allison, who co-authoured the study remarked: “Men and women are increasingly judging each other on the same level playing field.”

What could she mean by that?

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 08:39 AM

10. Why don't you tell me what you feel that means.

 

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:03 PM

2. I never understood the "Slut shaming" concept.

I have always been of the opinion, if it feels good, do it!

But in this day & age and this goes for males as a well as females, I would caution restraint due to STDS (condoms are not 100% reliable). I wonder if that factored into anyone's decision in this survey? Or did I miss this part?

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Response to William769 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:11 PM

7. I could see a concern when selecting a possible mate

 

regarding STDs, odds of bumping in to an angry ex, and willingness to commit to sexual monogamy (etc).

Just playing devils-advocate here. I don't consider it my business how many sexual partners someone else has had. But I could see caring under specific circumstances.

I didn't see any mention of STDs in the article but I haven't read the full paper it was based on yet. That (and increased awareness) would be a pretty large factor in affecting this if I had to guess.

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Response to William769 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 03:47 PM

8. Im with you. Consenting adults, and mind yo' own bid'ness, like the song says.

I have to figure that anyone so concerned about the sex lives of others, must not have a very satisfying one themselves!

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Response to William769 (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 08:52 PM

11. yup its your body go west young man or lady

 

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:05 PM

3. So 73% of respondents presume to judge the sexual conduct of others?

If true, I find that a rather more interesting factoid than a diminished belief in the double standard.

And these are the young, the better educated? Then we have a problem, and gloating that the feminists are wrong is not the appropriate response to it.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:26 AM

12. People have *always* judged what others do

 

even if it doesn't affect them at all.

Given that this is a universal truth across cultures and eras I suspect that this is somehow ingrained in who we are as a species.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:08 PM

4. The word I hear the youngins around here use is "trash dick"

 

to describe promiscuous men.

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:40 PM

5. Around here

the phrase is "man ho." I like it.

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