Karen Owen isn't actually breaking new ground. In 1977, two female students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published a similar document titled "Consumer Guide to M.I.T. Men." The intent, they said, was to give men an idea of how it feels to be objectified.
By now, you have no doubt heard the story of Karen F. Owen. Actually, you may not be familiar with the name but we would guess you know her story.
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Owen is the 2010 graduate of Duke University who composed the now world famous risqué PowerPoint, “An Education Beyond the Classroom: Excelling in the Realm of Horizontal Academics.” We will not include a link to her presentation as we are certain savvy readers will know how to find it if they are not familiar with the young lady’s story.
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Her “thesis” went viral and now we have photos of Karen Owen. The infamous Duke senior who only meant to entertains friends with her 13 bachelor faux thesis, now has a face.
Karen Owen, a recent graduate of Duke University, has produced what she calls her "sex thesis," a 42-page PowerPoint presentation in which she analyzed the sexual proclivities of 13 of her fellow students. She titled it "An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics."
We can’t help but feel bad for Duke University, the young men portrayed, the parents of young Ms. Owens and of course the infamous creator of the PowerPoint herself. There is a great deal of sadness to go around.
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The Internet is buzzing about , the 2010 Duke University graduate who's mock thesis PowerPoint presentation about her sexual experiences with 13 fellow Duke students went viral.
The "thesis" ranked the guys she slept with by physical attractiveness, sexual technique and the size of certain body parts, among other things.
She claims she never intended for the presentation to be seen by more than just a small group of people and that she is sorry to the guys who are named in the slideshow.
I tend to agree with the CBS article linked to above in that I don't really believe she's sorry. And I think she's kind of dumb.
As much as the "thesis" may outright make the guys she rates look bad, the fact that she created it it in the first place makes her look bad. What kind of person does that? What kind of girl would be proud to have slept with half the varsity lacrosse team?
This is one of the pitfalls of the social networking generation — nothing is really sacred anymore. And every time someone takes it one step further, we lose a little more. Suddenly people expect everyone to openly display their number of sexual partners of their Facebook page or announce every bodily function on Twitter. And when you don't get that, you feel like you're missing something, when you don't have a right to know — and shouldn't even to know — that information in the first place.
In regards to Ms. Owen, some feminists applaud her exploiting men the same way "women have been exploited for years." I will never understand this. Yes, women have struggled with equality in the past, but do we really want to be equal by sinking to that level? I thought the point was to elevate everyone to equal footing, not bring everyone down into mud pit equality.
What's the point of being "equal" when in the end you're less than you were before?
What kind of message do you think this "thesis," and the fact that it's gone viral, sends about our generation's approach to sex, privacy, intimacy and even feminism?
(To read more about relationships/dating and the Columbus nightlife, read Sonya "I'm not a sex columnist" Sorich's blog.)
Tips For Men From The Duke Sex List YourTango Airing dirty laundry and sex exploits seems to be a norm nowadays with the internet at play But this Karen Owen fuck list thesis is amusing in its play