Comment: Sex and the student city?
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University: many students beginning this year will no doubt believe it is the time to shed restraints on sexuality and enjoy three or four years of uncomplicated sex with whomever one wishes to. This for many however is a rose-tinted view, if not a little naïve. What happens when sex at university gets complicated and unfairly leaves women bearing the brunt? In a society which prides itself on attempting to give equality to women, women are still persecuted for their liberal attitudes towards sexual relationships. This is in dire contrast to men, who given far more freedom to enjoy sexual relations without the fear of criticism and tarnished reputations. Women are encouraged, arguably even pressured by society and their peers, to attract as many members of the opposite sex with hundreds of pounds being spent on vanity and clothes annually, from hairspray and cosmetics to high heels. Yet when women act on these impulses, they are ostracised.
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