Although I can hardly believe it, I—like nearly 2,500 other Boston College students—am nearing the end of my freshman year.
Although I can wholeheartedly understand the anti-Valentine’s sentiment—my forever valentine is none other than my dear mother—I cannot say that I feel the same. Valentine’s Day has always been my favorite holiday.
Hookup culture, however, is not an expression of love or affection—it is rather a search for self-worth. But why would I need to find worth in others when I was showered in love from birth? I believe it is because we have started to question the sources of love and confidence around us.
No one really wants to have this conversation. But with a significant percentage of college students watching porn, the issue needs to be addressed. After all, one study found that 76.5 percent of college students have used the internet for “sexual entertainment,” and in 2018, the website Pornhub self-reported that 61 percent of its users…
Trinity College Dublin Professor Ciaran O’Neill discussed how love, consent, and power in 19th century Ireland compares to modern ideals.
The Boston College Women’s and Gender Studies Program welcomed Taylor to speak to students for the second year in a row this past Tuesday.