Curated Clicks: Hookup Culture Has Never Been on a Date
We cut the crust off the Internet sandwich so you don’t have to.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: GO ON YOUR FIRST DATE
Ten years ago, Professor Kerry Cronin of Boston College discovered that most of her students had never been on a real date, so she made it a class assignment. Is this what hookup culture gives us—young people who have had plenty of bad sex but have never been on an honest-to-goodness date?
That’s part of the argument made in this piece from The Federalist, which argues that hookup culture is not only a dangerous environment but also a world that sucks dry any romance involved in sex.
One student devised a way to frame the invitation that smoothed the inherent awkwardness of asking for a date as part of class work. “I have this assignment to go out on a date, but I’ve been wanting to ask you out for a long time anyway.” Now, reflect on that sentence. Is there any decent person, of either sex, who would not prefer that invitation to a hook-up?
Romance and love, two of the greatest joys of life, must begin with interest in the whole person. To be the object of a crush, to know that someone is a little tongue-tied around you at first, to be appreciated for your unique qualities, to be admired—isn’t that what most people hope for? What a world away that is from the drunken hook-up.
The Federalist: What The Left And Right Don’t Get About Campus Rape
PEOPLE REALLY WANT TO SEE CHRISTIAN MOVIES
All is not lost on the culture front when a movie that is LITERALLY JUST ABOUT PRAYING can triple its production costs in its opening weekend.
Via The Blaze:
The faith-based film “War Room” topped earnings projections during its first weekend at the box office, raking in more than $11 million – about $3 million more than the political thriller “No Escape” and roughly ten times more than Zac Efron’s “We Are Your Friends.”
The $11 million opening weekend nearly tripled production costs. Initial projections pegged the weekend opening at around $4 million or $5 million, despite strong advance ticket sales.
“War Room” was distributed by Sony and shown at more than 1,100 locations, Variety reported.
SALON GOT SALON’D
Salon found itself on the wrong side of the PC culture crowd it usually caters to with a fiery tweet that couldn’t be corrected quickly enough for Twitter.
— Ryan Dalton (@capetownbrown) August 31, 2015
A few more bites:
“As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.” – Jessica Krammes Kirkland, mom to two daughters and author of this viral Facebook post
This is “a desperate, 11th-hour attempt to distract from the conversations and admissions that are documented really clearly on the video and in records.” – Center for Medical Progress Founder David Daleiden on the Planned Parenthood-commissioned study of the sting videos, via the Washington Examiner
“I own entirely too many brassieres. I only have the one set of boobs, I don’t know who I think I’m kidding. #OrganizingDay.” – Anna Kendrick while live-tweeting cleaning out her messy closet, via E! News