This week, we have some news for returning college students: they’re not having as much casual sex as we thought, Penn State’s paper will have a sex column for the first time since the 2011 abuse scandal, and University of Michigan students can buy condoms in dorms.
Antiquated ideas about women’s sexuality are extremely damaging. But it is even more damaging to act as if sexual assault and rape are the price women pay for independence and sexual freedom.
This week, a new study suggested hookups might be harmful to psychological well-being, North Carolina passed a law that will force health teachers to tell students abortion causes pre-term birth, and a man was held up at knifepoint, with only his condom taken.
“Hooking up” is not in itself damaging to one’s psychological health, but you still need to take precautions to protect yourself, using tips from the “Smart Girl’s Guide” to Spring Break.
Last week, 3,000 copies of the New School Free Press were stolen on the day it was published.