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KAREN OWEN HAS DONE THE UNTHINKABLE TO HER SEXUAL MALE PARTNERS! Karen Owen Pictured Above on left. She has written a thesis regarding all the sexual romps she had in college with male athletes from Duke University.

The Duke University “Fuck List” Thesis.

So this one girl decides to write her senior thesis on all of the Duke athletes.

Duke fuck list; Duke Blue Devils.

But here's the question I find really interesting: Is the Duke sex thesis an example of feminist empowerment? After all, men have been analyzing women for years, right?

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The 2010 Duke University faux sex thesis controversy arose from a private 42 page Powerpoint document written by a Duke University senior, Karen Owen, in the format.

Does Duke Graduate' s List What Does Mock Duke Thesis Say about Female Sexuality?
A Duke University student, Karen Owen, Duke student's sex 'powerpoint presentation' goes viral the unofficial “senior honours thesis”.

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If you are a Duke University athlete who had maybe fooled around with a few girls, you better hope that Karen Owen is not one of them. In a joke of a senior thesis, the Karen Owen List was born. The name of the thesis, which Karen sent to a few of her friends was, “An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics” In it she described all the Duke University athletes that she had slept with in detail. Detail, as in conversations she had with them, length, girth, etc.

If Internet users were grading Duke University graduate Karen Owen s thesis on her active sex life, she d likely get an A for attention to detail.

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When Tom Wolfe wrote I Am Charlotte Simmons, he interviewed his Duke daughter and Stanford son about their college experiences, and tried to capture what university.

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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.)