- Feminism ruined another thing?! (Photo: Associated Press)
WOMEN NO LONGER IN POSITION TO SELL SEX FOR HUSBAND: University of Virginia Cavalier Daily Ginny Robinson outlines the horrific future of 'Sexinomics': "What is troublesome about those developments is not that young women are out-competing male peers in the workforce, but that many men are content to allow women to run the show. Market forces are undermining women’s sexual power from all angles. The growing availability of sexual outlets undermines the value of women’s 'erotic capital,' while the dwindling supply of desirable mates raises the price women must pay to maintain a relationship." She continues: "So where have all the good men gone? I think they are in a feminism-induced hibernation. Men need to step up and reclaim their chivalric place within society. Until that happens, women have unmade their beds, and now we have to lie in them."
COUNTERPOINT: "Where have the good men gone? Far away from self-hating misogynist Ginny Robinson and her troublingly uninformed 'Sexinomics' article," UVA student Charlotte Bush writes in her retort. "What [Robinson] fails to acknowledge in her tirade against 'feminism' is that feminists enable her to come to college, as well as to have a forum for her moronic and sexist views."
RAMBLING COLUMNISTS FINISH FIRST: Pierce Delahunt goes free-form on navigating the pitfalls of the "Nice Guy": "Assholes get the girls. Big belief. Big limiting belief. A limiting belief is one that gets its power (see: truth) solely, or primarily, from the belief in it. Stop believing in it, and it is no longer true. This is how a great deal of things operate, and this is how this maxim does," Delahunt writes. "It is not so much the favor itself that bothers people—they just do not like feeling responsible for others' sacrifices. Especially when they never asked for it. Guys (and some girls) however, forced into desperate measures by the competition for good tang (and some dick), often go out of their way to do something nice for that special someone. Often, this is before any consummation of the romantic feelings, as a way of saying, 'Hey, I gave up on going to the strip club with my buddies and their keg so I could watch He's Just Not That Into You. Blowjob?'" IN CONCLUSION: "So no. Chicks do not dig assholes. You heard it here. They just dig non-cheap guys, the way they dig non-cheap everything else. Lesson is if you can be bought with a cute head tilt and whining inflection, you will not be bought, just used."
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN? Georgetown University Hoya dating columnist Stacey Taber files her year-end missive on the "conformity" of the "hook-up culture," and how it hurts guys: "I've noticed how certain guys don't immediately ditch a girl who's disinterested in hooking up. This suggests the radical notion that not all guys are looking for any chance to get into the bedroom. American culture, believe it or not, contains hyper-regulated models of gender and codes of conduct for each. . . . Part of these norms dictate that a 'manly' man should always be up for sex—no exceptions, especially if she's attractive. Our generation's women may have thwarted the stifling old gender norm that has restricted our sexual freedom, but what about the men? It appears that in the hookup culture, men have been left with less room for deviating from the norm. What results is a battle of the sexes, where the goal is to use the other person before they use you."
CHRIST LOVE FOR GAYS: Howard University Hilltop's Victoria Kirby reviews a campus summit called "Conundrum: How to support your gay friend while being a Christian." A look: "The event was extremely balanced and offered insights from Howard chaplains, a student who says she has left the 'homosexual lifestyle,' an ally, a transgender woman, and individuals who identify as gay."