” This student came to me to ask if I thought she should, in fact, consider her virginity—at the age of eighteen—a psychological issue. I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the reason so many college-aged women binge-drink is so that they can bear their own closeted sorrow about what they are doing.
One woman, while in her freshman year, went to her health center because she feared she had bronchitis.
The fact that he ought to have been ashamed, however, did not mean that I needn’t have been.
Had this fellow succeeded in taking me somewhere to do what he intended, I would have felt degraded.
In thirty years of teaching, I have come to know thousands of women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six. She had always assumed she would get married and have a family someday.
“And the worst part is,” she wailed, “I’m not even promiscuous.
This threat is systematically destroying an entire generation of our daughters, sisters, aunts, future mothers, and friends.