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Penn Girls Aren't Looking To Put A Ring On It


Ah, college. A time for independence. A time for experimentation. And apparently, a time to "hook up without the emotional entanglement of a relationship."

Such is one of the claims that Kate Taylor makes in her article Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too, which was published in Friday's New York Times. Known to some sorority girls as "the creepy reporter you probably shouldn't talk to," Taylor was a somewhat under-the-radar presence on campus this past school year. In her article she examines the sex culture at Penn from the female perspective, arguing that most girls are too career-oriented and success driven to make time for a serious relationship. Instead, they look for "hookup buddies" (her words, not ours) to fill a certain void.

The over 60 students she spoke with, "said universally that hookups could not exist without alcohol, because they were for the most part too uncomfortable to pair off with men they did not know well without being drunk." To that we say: Gasp! Drinking and sex go together?!

On a side note, Taylor also clears up the confusion that may surround the word "difmo" (it's a "dance-floor makeout" for those of you that didn't know). So yes, "difmo" is in the New York Times.

Taylor's article is undoubtedly controversial, and based on what we've read on Facebook and via email, we know you all have a lot to say about it. Sound off in the comments section below so that we can begin a conversation about this topic from those who it actually references. Also requiring further discussion? Those pictures taken at Smoke's and fling that casually appear alongside it.