14.2.06

THE WHEEL TURNS. Years ago, a feminist collective at my high school (yes, we had such things, as well as state-champion caliber basketball and baseball) issued a manifesto that included a characterization of "free love" as less than desirable for the female in the couple, who, the manifesto alleged, "paid for the 'free.'"

It appears as though participants in the rabbit culture are learning a similar lesson.

Hooking up happens, so what happens after hooking up? It isn't always as carefree as it seems.

"What happens is usually one of two partners becomes attached," [Washington Post reporter Laura] Stepp said. "It becomes for that person more than a hookup. But, they won't call it something else."

Stepp added that the attached person is normally the female in a heterosexual hookup.

"The culture really benefits men. It gives men what they want without women getting what they want," said senior Anthony Moniello, who took Stepp's class. "A lot of times, a girl will hook up with a guy, but then she'll want to see him again. For men, it will be a more physical thing."

Via Newmark's Door.

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