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The Walk of Shame vs. The Walk of Fame

The Walk of Shame vs. The Walk of Fame

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Published by Matthew Trask
An article about sexism and casual sex.
An article about sexism and casual sex.

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Published by: Matthew Trask on Oct 26, 2013
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The Walk of Shame vs. The Walk of FameByMatthew Trask Statistically students from Bangor University in North Wales arehaving more sex than any other university in Britain. Ironically, thestudents having the least sex according to the aforementioned surveyare those attending the University of Essex despite sex literally beingin their name. This says a lot about student life. Sex is a huge part of University and of life in general but why then is there two separate perceptions of promiscuous people. Why are men lads and womenslags?Sex is a natural part of human behaviour. We do it, pun intended, for many reasons. The casual nature of sex in University has oftenfascinated me as it is very much seen as a badge of honor for malestudents and can be seen as a scarlet letter for female students. For example, I spoke to a student studying Software Engineering atSwansea University who told me the story of his score with a third
year Nursing Student. The ‘perfect
-
ten’ as she is known is very
much a badge of honor for the student in question.Early on in student life we are all meeting new groups of people whowe will all want to impress. What better way to impress someonethan to sleep with a girl who is way out of your league? Nothing beats that high five the morning after as she stumbles from your  bedroom, smiling awkwardly and trying to fix her hair as your roommates look on like proud parents at a graduation ceremony. For the guy in question there is pride as the girl completes the walk of shame.As one female s
tudent I spoke with put it ‘casual sex is
a form of liberation
’ for 
some women. The notion that men
can
have casualsex without out being stigmatized where as women cannot issomething that they are trying to change. Through a sexual liberationthey are fighting for a truer equality that allows them to ignorestereotypes and gain enjoyment out of their own choices in the sameway that men do. Society has its own boxes set out and it spends

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