One female student described the new relationship between the sexes like this: “Out of that 40% male population, there are maybe 20% we would consider dating, and out of those 20%, 10 have girlfriends, so all the girls are fighting over that other 10%.”
Anybody who understands human nature realizes that this situation changes behavior. Girls do not want to get left out in the cold, so they are competing for men on men’s terms. This results in more casual hook-ups that are dead-end affairs with no future and no real romantic relationships. A psychology professor put this bluntly: “When men have the social power, they create a man’s ideal of relationships: more partners, more sex, no commitment.” These new male-female percentages probably play significant roles in the sex scandals on campus reported recently.
Tomorrow let’s talk about some solutions some that people have suggested to remedy this social problem.
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