Essay title: Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp Critque Analysis
I looked up term of â€œHooking-upâ€ on Urbandictionary.com, an online dictionary of slang terms. I got two definitions of what people thought hooking-up was, â€œHooking up with someone, making out with them, but not going all the way. Note that "hooking up" may mean you went all the way in some places.
â€œTo hook up is to do anything from make-out to have sex, with someone you are not in a relationship with.â€ In UnHooked, Stepp follows several girls who had different agendas on their mind when it came to hooking-up. There are different meanings and consequences when it comes to hooking up between men and women. It is has been known that men favor casual sex and women favor long-term relationships.
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This was shown in class by a study, where it said that men are more likely to have sex with a female stranger than a woman having sex with a male stranger. Erik von Markovich, or â€œMysteryâ€ one of the best â€œPick-Up Artistâ€ in the world and also social dynamics expert wrote about this concept. In his book The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed. He explains the main reason behind sex is to survive and replicate. Both men and women need each other to survive and replicate their genes. He talks about the reason women donâ€™t sleep around as much as men do is because since our ancestors, women have greater investments and risks during sexual intercourse. They are at risk of getting pregnant and if that happens, they need to rely on the manâ€™s resources.
There are virtually no repercussions for men; ten minutes for him, nine months for her. Men can easily spread their seed and leave, also known today as â€œhit nâ€™ splitâ€ or â€œrail nâ€™ bailâ€. If this were to be found out, her reputation would be known as a â€œslutâ€ which would decrease her prospects of surviving and replicating. This is why women tend to want long-term relationships because in the event it does happen, because they have formed and emotional pair bond between each other. They know their partner will be by her side to rear their child. Decades ago, hooking-up was considered taboo.
Back in the 50â€™s, there was a template that everyone followed. The guy would ask the girl out to milkshakes and burgers and a movie, this would go on for a couple of dates, after the guy courts her female companion, they make their trip to â€œLoverâ€™s Laneâ€. It used to be casual dating before sex but as times went liberal, young adults adopted the slogan of â€œSex, Drugs, and Rock nâ€™ Roll.
It seems that things are opposite, to start casual dating, you must hook-up first to see if youâ€™re good enough to dateâ€. This trend has become a standard in most colleges. College is the best years of your life but it is also the most stressful. Most students are full-time, work part-time jobs, have internships or play sports.
Being in a relationship can really be stressful and distracting, which is un-needed. This is why hooking-up has taken over dating because it gives people the physical part and not the emotional part. Usually a person has a â€œfriend-with-benefitsâ€ or a â€œFuck Buddyâ€, maybe even two or three of them. There are cases in which they donâ€™t talk to each other during the week, only the weekends. They donâ€™t talk about it but they know itâ€™s going to happen. A phone call or text at one in the morning â€œHey what are you up too?â€ only means one thing, â€œLetâ€™s fuckâ€. Hooking-up has made its way to young teens. A couple of years ago, there was an incident near my hometown where two 7th grade girls were caught giving blowjobs in the boys bathroom for five dollars.
There have been several incident like this heard on the news where young teens perform sexual acts. This is due to the social norms created by the media. An article I found on thefreelibrary.com,.