It looks like girls are no longer solo in bearing the brunt of stigma for sleeping around. According to a study by the American Sociological Association, almost half of college students judge men and women with similar sexual histories by the same standard and hold equally negative attitudes towards both their male and female peers who they believe hook up “too much.”
Well, well, well.
“Men and women are increasingly judging each other on the same level playing field,” said Rachel Allison, co-author of the study and a doctoral candidate in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Sociology. “But, gender equality and sexual liberation are not synonymous. While we’ve come a long way in terms of gender equality, it seems that a large portion of both college men and women lose respect for individuals who they believe participate in too frequent casual sexual activity.”
That’s a good thing, right? I mean, who can really respect a man or woman who treats their private parts like a disposable trashcan? As more STD’s, STI’s, and XYZ’s are being distributed about by cavalier folks who will sex anything that walks, it looks like people are starting to feel some kinda way about that.
However, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. We still live in a patriarchal society and women will always be on the losing end of the sleep-around game. That’s especially true in the black community where the lopsided ratio of men and women allows for black men to be all-kinds-a-heaux and still feel entitled to have some virginal cooch.
The next bit of the study should come to no surprise for anyone who’s been in college for more than a month:
While the majority of men did not hold a traditional double standard, male athletes and Greek affiliated men were more likely than men who were neither involved in campus athletics nor engaged in Greek life, to negatively evaluate women, but not men, for frequent hooking up. Thirty-eight percent of male athletes and 37 percent of Greek affiliated men in the study held a traditional double standard. The authors suggested that Greek culture tended to permeate university culture, leading many to erroneously believe that the traditional double standard was the most common view of hooking up on campus.
Looks like all the patriarchal man-heaux are in the frats. No breaking news there.