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Girls Gone Wild

Many consider Ohio University in Athens to be the state's biggest "party school," which I guess can be taken to mean whatever you want. In addition, OU has arguably the best journalism school in the state with an outstanding local newspaper, The Post. Recently I came across an editiorial article written by freshman journalist Ashley Herzog, which really hits the nail on the head in determining where the line should be drawn between feminism and promiscuity.

I've been known to be sympatheic with a lot of feminist arguments, and am often frustrated by "weak" women who so easily get exploited by men. Although I can't personally point to extreme examples, its easy to see girls in high school who will do anything to appease a guy just so she can have a boyfriend; and it often makes me sad to realize that people in this world can be so shallow. Nevertheless, Some of my best female friends from debate camps have been strong women who are open about their embracing of feminism; but at the same time, they aren't foolish enough to use the liberation mindset to jusify being sexually promiscuous. I often get upset and frustrated to find out that someone who I thought had better judgement has decided just to "go wild." Herzog makes an excellent point in realizing that 30 or more years ago women were often sexually exploited by men, and the feminist movement sought to end that, and it did... for a while... unfortunately, today, women now manage to sexually exploit themselves, by going to wet t-shirt contests and appearing in videos like girls gone wild. The sad reality is that women who exploit themselves really just appease the same men looking for a cheap thrill, turning back some of the underlying goals of the feminist movement.

Read the original article from The Post

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