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Uncoupling the Hookup Culture

CMR buddy Bob Laird writes at the LA Times:

It appears that more young people are starting — finally — to question the "hookup" mentality that has become so common on many college campuses. Harvard sophomore Lisa Mogilanski, writing in USA Today this month, put it this way: "Hookup culture is an unnavigable mush of vague intentions and desires…. We can try to dress it up as being freeing or equalizing the genders, but I fear it only leaves us equally impoverished."
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Proteios1 said...

Not to cite supply side economics, but when things are widely available in excess, waiting on shelves to be purchased, yes, it increases consumption. But I've noticed it decreases value. When my mass produced shoes, which are of moderate to low quality wear thin or I merely grow tired of them, I throw them away. Tey are cast aside for another readily replaced pair of mass produced shows. Yes, I recall being young and getting a pair of shoes made by hand. I only wore them to church and a few major events. I guarded them, protected them and felt a sense of being, a sense of dignity, and yes pride at wearing them. It was special. It had meaning. Forgive the crass comparison, but human nature hasn't changed, so when important aspects of our life are treated as commodities, expect change.

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