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.
A student has been left devastated after an elaborate sex list she created ranking university men she had slept with became an internet sensation. Karen Owen made the 'unofficial senior thesis' on her sex life with athletes at Duke University in North Carolina and originally emailed it to three of her friends. But the project spread to the university's entire 14, student body and from there on to websites across the globe.
Caitlin Flanagan's piece in The Atlantic about Karen Owen, the undergraduate who slept with a bunch of men at Duke — many of them athletes — and wrote a very detailed "thesis" about the experiences that got leaked, has sparked a huge amount of discussion on the Internet. I thought that it was a very sloppy piece of work, overall. Flanagan hugely overgeneralizes complicated issues related to sex, feminism, alcohol, and Duke's rather diseased-seeming campus culture, and shoves aside the story's nuances to help promote her own agenda.
After a frat-oriented website threatened to out Lauren not her real name as porn performer Aurora not her real stage nameLauren went on a media offensive. How are you holding up? I have a really great support system at Duke. You wrote in your xoJane essay about how unfair it is that women carry the full moral burden of sexuality, so I wanted to talk about the guy who outed you to a fraternity.
So…what comes next for Karen Owen. Speculation is that she will either end up on the talk show circuit, one or more of the national morning news broadcasts or even a book deal. So…do you have an opinion?
That program is intended for creating a visual accompaniment to a lecture, keeping audience and speaker on track by reducing the essential ideas of a complex presentation to a series of bullet-pointed phrases and concepts, the irreducible takeaway. Clearly the very last thing Karen Owen would want is for a reader of her thesis to perceive her as a vulnerable creature whose desire for sex with campus big shots was at least partly motivated by a powerful and unmet desire for affection. But in the sheer amount of anecdotal detail, and in particular in her relentless descriptions of the anatomical shortcomings of various partners, she reveals that the thesis is motivated by the same force that has prompted women through the ages to describe with savage precision their liaisons with men who discarded them: revenge.
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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. It is finally okay for women to talk about sex, and we frequently do so.
And everyone who sent it to me wanted to know what I thought about it. Not just randoms either; a lot of media came to me for comment. I usually ignore media requests for commentary much to the frustration of my PR guy, Jeff Chassenbut when Nightline asked me to do an extensive interview about it, I agreed, because I figured this would be a perfect way to get my thoughts on record without having to spend the time writing out something long and exhaustive.
A few sex pointers thanks to four years of Karen Owen's collegiate data. Much has already been said about Duke University graduate Karen Owen's senior sex "thesis," a page masterpiece rating her 13 athlete conquests while attending the university. Some argue the PowerPoint presentation yes, really is a major victory for women—indeed men can be objectified with the same kind of piggish fervor as women! It isn't right, they argue, for men or women to spread intimate sexual details in such a tactless manner.