The list has now become public knowledge after Owen e-mailed her presentation to a few close friends, and now her name and unfortunately her picture has been plastered all over the Internet. As a young woman about the same age as Karen OwenI feel obligated to weigh in on this matter. There is nothing wrong with women expressing their sexual desires yes guys, we have them tooand a healthy sex life is nothing to be ashamed of.
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Jump to navigation. When asked about the hookup culture, students' responses ran the gamut. Some took the stance of "live and let live," while others said, "They really need to stop that sleeping around.
Last week The Chronicle reported that the Academic Council will be voting early next month on a new policy that will ban undergraduate-faculty relationships. The proposed ban, though consistently marketed as not being punitive in nature, is a step toward trying to limit the sexual misconduct that takes place at Duke as a result of such relationships. Though the board agrees that this policy is an important step in acknowledging the uneven power dynamics at play within student-faculty sexual relationships, the policy seems somewhat questionable given its paternalistic attitude and ineffectiveness in addressing the root cultural causes of sexual misconduct. First and foremost, by aiming to expand the current regulations regarding student faculty relationships beyond direct authoritative situations, the University is exercising its paternalism.
If the National Enquirer were to rank colleges as U. The school was made synonymous with tales of drunken debauchery inwhen the infamous lacrosse team scandal became front page and gossip column fodder. In that incident, a stripper hired by team members accused three players of rape.
Duke's new rules governing sexual misconduct and coercion are so vague, subjective, presumptive of guilt, and oblivious to the dynamics of consensual sexual relations that they pose a risk of prosecution even for students engaging in innocent foreplay. Sexual misconduct at Duke includes "inappropriate or non-consensual touching," as well as rape; "inappropriate touching" and "acts of a sexual nature" that require clear consent include "but are not limited to" touching and "attempted touching" of an "unwilling person's" erogenous zones, "either directly or indirectly. I don't know what constitutes a non-consensual, indirect, attempted touch, but I wouldn't try it at Duke, where actionable "coercion" may be unintentional and merely inferred, or imagined, by a self-proclaimed victim: "Real or perceived power differentials between individuals may create an unintentional atmosphere of coercion.
By Andrew Hough. In the extraordinary sexual dossier, Miss Owen, from Connecticut, graphically describes her lovers, how they met in bars and what they did after their binge drinking sessions. Each of her 13 lovers are named and pictured — sometimes partially naked — while intimate details are also revealed.
If Internet users were grading Duke University graduate Karen Owen's thesis on her active sex life, she'd likely get an 'A' for attention to detail. Owen has become a much-discussed topic on blogs, Web sites and even morning shows after her so-called thesis, chronicling her sexual escapades during her undergraduate years at Duke, went public. The page PowerPoint presentation titled, "An Education Beyond the Classroom: Excelling in the Realm of Horizontal Academics," ranked 13 men Owen was sexually involved with during college, according to their physical attractiveness, athletic ability and talent -- in the bedroom.
The Duke University faux sex thesis controversy arose from a private page Powerpoint document written by a Duke University senior, Karen Owen, in the format of a thesis about her sexual experiences during her time attending the university. Shortly before graduating from Duke University in MayKaren Owen wrote a thesis styled document about her sexual experiences during her time attending the university. She privately distributed the document to three friends.