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Unhooked An eye opening examination of the hookup culture, seen through the personal experiences of high school and college age women who confront the hard lessons of dating, love, and sex We re living in an increasingly sexualized world, and it s the young particularly young women who must deal with the consequences Kids are havingsexual contact than ever, and at an earlier age They call it hooking up But what is hooking up According to Laura Sessions Stepp, a reporter at The Washington Post, hooking up eludes a neat definition It can be anything from an innocent kiss to sexual In Unhooked, Stepp follows three groups of young women one in high school, one each at Duke and George Washington universities She sat with them in class, socialized with them, listened to them talk, and came away with some disturbing insights, including that hooking up carries with it no obligation on either side Relationships and romance are seen as messy and time consuming, and love is postponed or worse, seen as impossible Some young women can handle this, but many can t, and they re being battered physically and emotionally by the new dating landscape The result is a generation of young people stymied by relationships and unsure where to turn for help The need to be connected intimately to others is as central to our well being as food and shelter, Stepp writes in Unhooked In my view, if we don t get it right, we re probably not going to get anything else in life right. Download Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. Our culture assures both young men and women that sex without attachment or boundaries is healthy This author, through hundreds of interviews with tweens through college co eds debunks this myth to prove that sex without responsibility is not only unhealthy, but will set these young people down the slippery slope to emotional and psychological disaster Young men, and especially young women, aren t wired to enjoy sex without connection Feminists got it all wrong, yet again It us our daughters Our culture assures both young men and women that sex without attachment or boundaries is healthy This author, through hundreds of interviews with tweens through college co eds debunks this myth to prove that sex without responsibility is not only unhealthy, but will set these young people down the slippery slope to emotional and psychological disaster Young men, and especially young women, aren t wired to enjoy sex without connection Feminists got it all ...

  2. I strongly recommend this to anyone that has a teenage daughter The hook up culture is shocking but oh so true I think I escaped high school college as this was beginning and I can vouch for it s awful truth Our culture promotes girls to be independent women and concentrate on careers before love What does that leave them with The idea that hook ups and one night stands without feeling is power and makes them immune to hurt and distracting emotions with the opposite sex Laura Sessi I strongly recommend this to anyone that has a teenage daughter The hook up culture is shocking but oh so true I think I escaped high school college as this was beginning and I can vouch for it s awful truth Our culture promotes girls to be independent women and concentrate on careers before love What does that leave them with The idea that hook ups and one night stands without feeling is power and makes them immune to hurt and distracting e...

  3. So far what I have learned from this book rich, overachieving white people treat other people like objects, want to control everything, wonder why they are lonely and loveless Film at 11.Now I have finished the book and the initial impression remains The choices these girls are making are extremely distressing, but I have to wonder just how many people the scenarios in the book apply to While clearly some young women are able to use their bodies as currency, this never was the case for me So far what I have learned from this book rich, overachieving white people treat other people like objects, want to control everything, wonder why they are lonely and loveless Film at 11.Now I have finished the book and the initial impression remains The choices these girls are making are extremely distressing, but I have to wonder just how many people the scenarios in the book apply to While clearly some young women are able to use their bodies as currency, this never was the case for me even if I had for some reason wanted to choose to behave like these girls, I doubt I woul...

  4. I thought this book was absolutely terrific I read some of the other reviews where readers complained the author advocated going back to the 1950s where girls acted like demure ladiesI didn t get that all Obviously this is a small and mostly white, upper class segment of young women, but I trusted her reporting Her argument is that girls have completely misappropriated the term Feminism to mean sleeping around, and they ve missed the point of it all She believes and I agree that the I thought this book was absolutely terrific I read some of the other reviews where readers complained the author advocated going back to the 1950s where girls acted like demure ladiesI didn t get that all Obviously this is a small and mostly white, upper class segment of young women, but I trusted her reporting Her argument is that girls have completely misappropriated the term Feminism to mean sleeping around, and they ve missed the point of it all She believes and I agree that the way most women used to act with men waiting to become intimate when you know you have the man s respect and commitment is how many found relationships that fulfilled them Nowadays, th...

  5. Comments This is a book written by a conservative female and for conservative, upper class females It is written for Baby Boomers and their children, comparing what dating sex was like on campus then versus now with then being the Boomers college experiences and now being the new generation It ignores Generation X completely which is an important part of the history of sex on college campuses.But the bottom line is that this book is about privileged young women dealing with casual sex Comments This is a book written by a conservative female and for conservative, upper class females It is written for Baby Boomers and their children, comparing what dating sex was like on campus then versus now with then being the Boomers college experiences and now being the new generation It ignores Generation X completely which is an important part of the history of sex on college campuses.But the bottom line is that this book is about privileged young women dealing with casual sex which is treated as a new phenomenon by calling it hooking up The focus of the book is on young women who behave like men insofar as they have taken on the bar and pick up scenes and one night stands and made them their own But Sessions Stepp says that this partying and casual sex is a problem for these women They do it, she says, because they crave love and attention But the traditional veunue for finding love and affection is dating and dating is becoming extinct So, says Sessions St...

  6. This book was rather depressing to me as someone who must raise a daughter in this modern world As a woman who grew up in the post sexual revolution climate, I know what it s like to come of age in a world where women who believe in modesty or abstinence are, in some sense at least, outsiders But even in the 90 s, when I went to college, things were not as lax as they are described here I was aware that hooking up went on in college, but it was easy enough not to be a part of that scene, an This book was rather depressing to me as someone who must raise a daughter in this modern world As a woman who grew up in the post sexual revolution climate, I know what it s like to come of age in a world where women who believe in modesty or abstinence are, in some sense at least, outsiders But even in the 90 s, when I went to college, things were not as lax as they are described here I was aware that hooking up went on in college, but it was easy enough not to be a part of that scene, and I hardly think it was the norm I believe dating was still the norm It makes me wonder how much has changed since I graduated from college, and how much is simply exaggerated and sensationalized by journalists and nonfiction book writers Either way, I am glad thatandbooks like this are being written, books that sound a trumpet horn to young women to let them know that they are not abnormal or pru...

  7. I still don t know how I feel about this book I didn t read it all the way through because she states her thesis on every page The book is full of short synopses examining young women s lives in what Stepp calls the unhooked culture, where one night hookups take precedence over long term relationships She uses a lot of anecdotes to shock the reader right away, and then waits a little while to get to the real meat of her argument about how the hookup culture began and why she thinks it is ba I still don t know how I feel about this book I didn t read it all the way through because she states her thesis on every page The book is full of short synopses examining young women s lives in what Stepp calls the unhooked culture, where one night hookups take precedence over long term relationships She uses a lot of anecdotes to shock the reader right away, and then waits a little while to get to the real meat of her argument ab...

  8. This book falls a bit under the self help read Not a normal book that I would enjoy, however one that should be read by all who feel as though they can t seem to get things right regarding love.More emphasis on the college era but still applicable to anyone who s every felt used.

  9. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was absolutely awful It was written version of the Real World Lets take the most emotionally immature people we can find and examine the inner workings of their social lives Then lets blame everyone but the people in question for their own faults Also lets discuss the imm...

  10. This book picks up right where Reviving Ophelis left off Stepp does an amazing job of chronicling several subjects over the period of a year their hookups, heartbreaks and incredibly incisive questions about society and this disturbing trend towards physical involvement with no strings attached ...

  11. Great read.Comes with personal stories from randomly selected highschool and college aged girls women.Definately an eye opener, especially in this day and age when girls and women see themselves as th...

  12. Laugh if you like SARAH but I found this book to be refreshingly honest How exactly DO young men and women in their 20s expect to fall into these wonderful hypothetical marriages when they spend their college post college years doing littlethan screwing around Has the feminist movement actually damaged women in that they now prize personal achievement and careers over lasting relationships As someone who tends to be politically liberal but prone to conservative thoughts on gender ro Laugh if you like SARAH but I found this book to be refreshingly honest How exactly DO young men and women in their 20s expect to fall into these wonderful hypothetical marriages when they spend their college post college years doing littlethan screwing around Has the feminist movement actually damaged women in that they now prize personal achievement and careers over lasting relationships As someone who tends to be politically liberal but prone to conservative thoughts on gender roles, I found this book to be a fascinating exploration What does it mean to be an empowered woman in the 21st century Anyway, it s probably not everyone s cup of tea, but I d recommend it to anyone who has ever fallen into the hookup culture and or ...

  13. I picked this one up thinking it d be an interesting look at the changing sexual s in our society Unfortunately she got it wrong, way wrong Her research is based on a few interviews with college age women that went to school in the east coast during the exact same time I went to college She came to the conclusion that women, especially high achieving ones with good grades, have given up normal relationships, and instead have decided to simply hook up with random guys to display their supe I picked this one up thinking it d be an interesting look at the changing sexual s in our society Unfortunately she got it wrong, way wrong Her research is based on a few interviews with college age women that went to school in the east coast during the exact same time I went to college She came to the conclusion that women, especially high achieving ones with good grades, have given up normal relationships, and instead h...

  14. The topic and findings of this author are important but the book was poorly done She found that sex among today s youth is as common as a cup of coffee and that young women arepromiscuous than monkeys Unfortunately, the book consisted almost entirely of excerpts from interviews with these misguided, airheaded girls, and it became downright tedious after a short while It was all antidotal, except for a bare smidgen of statistics and the occasional brief and shallow analysis The reader i The topic and findings of this author are important but the book was poorly done She found that sex among today s youth is as common as a cup of coffee and that young women arepromiscuous than monkeys Unfortunately, the book consisted almost entirely of excerpts from interviews with these misguided, airheaded girls, and it became downright tedious after a short while It was all antidotal, exce...