Most adults identify themselves as heterosexual, meaning they report being attracted to, and engaging in sex with, only members of the other sex. However, women ages 18 to 29 are increasingly rejecting exclusive heterosexuality and describing their sexual orientation in other ways. These changes in women’s sexuality are not mirrored by their male peers.
That’s the primary finding in The Conversation‘s most recent report on nine years of surveys at the Binghamton Human Sexualities Research Lab, just published in “Sexuality in Emerging Adulthood.” Together with our Binghamton University colleagues Richard E. Mattson, Melissa Hardesty, Ann Merriwether and Maggie M. Parker, we conclude that changes in young adults’ sexual orientation are not just as a result of increased social acceptance of LGBT people – but also are related to feminism and the women’s movement.
Our study goes beyond the Gallup poll results that show American adults are increasingly identifying as LGBT, showing that young American adults are shifting away from heterosexuality not just in how they identify themselves when asked about their identities, but also how they describe whom they are attracted to and with whom they have sex. That indicates something more is happening than an increasing willingness to “come out” and identify as LGBT.
The fact that these differences are larger among women than men indicates, we believe, that feminism and the women’s movement have, in fact, begun to change female sex and gender roles.
Our research indicates that one outcome of more than a century of feminist activism and progress may be women’s increasing resistance to compulsory heterosexuality and its consequences. As a result, more women under 30 are moving away from exclusive heterosexuality than men in the same age group.
In a related development, we found that women in this age group are also reporting more open attitudes toward sex than previous generations of women. They are separating sex from traditional love relationships, describing themselves as enjoying casual sex with different partners and more likely to have sex with a person before being sure the relationship would become serious or long term. These attitudes are more akin to those of their male peers.
The shift is more pronounced among women who are moving away from exclusive heterosexuality, and less obvious among women who report they are exclusively heterosexual.
Full story at The Conversation.
And they are as angry, nasty and hostile as can be. Engaging in sterile sexual acts with each other, yet demanding we pay for their abortions, they are nonsensical too. They are afraid of men and do not know how to relate to them, so give up and enter into perverted relationships with each other. It’s an immature decision driven by fear with political undertones. They cannot be taken seriously.
“angry, nasty, and hostile as can be”… yeah, so unlike the rad trads who carp about everything in the novus ordo church and attack their fellow Catholics for the sign of peace.
Not attacking, just not participating.
I have felt the hate and arrogance from rad trads myself.
The Cal Catholic thought police refuse to print my response to the leftist Anon, unlike these sterile creatures in the story we rad trads have large families and will replace them …completely
you just forgot to hit “send” bohemond.
It may have been a glitch.
why would women in same sex relationships need abortions?
The answer is quite simple. Some are fooling around with both sexes — a recipe for disaster for them and any of their children. Sex outside of marriage always hurts the people involved and and any children — often memories that just will not go away or diseases that cannot be cured. Purity is far more “cool”, which is often learned the hard way.
Do penance this Friday and pray for conversions.
AI Artificial Insemination ala turkey baster for the father.
That is a picture showing diversity in many respects, but the implication that they are all women should be avoided. Some of them might identify as men or as non-binary, other genders.
Maybe the photo caption should have read: Those with XX chromosomes display more diversity and confusion that those with XY chromosomes?
Pray for all confused persons, that they might recognize and acknowledge their biology as well as the fact they are either male or female, together in the image of God.
If we allow people to self-identify gender regardless of biological facts, why not allow people to self-identify their race (regardless of race or any biological factors)?
I mean, we already have a President who self-identifies as Catholic, with very little evidence to substantiate his claim.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”
Existence precedes essence. I create myself by my will. I am thrust into existence without my willing it, but what I become and ultimately what I am is created and made real by my willing it. The “I” of my brute existence is not created by me, but the “I” of my subsequent existence is created by me. The inner Christ is knowing that you have that creative ability within you. Yes… God within… to create anew… as God… create yourself by your will. That is the deep reality of existence. “Let there be…” and there was… and it was good… So let everyone say “let there be” to what they want to be, and it will be, and it will be good. That is the truth. That is revelation.
How adorable. A little wannabe Sartre college freshman has wandered over here. BTW: Sartre repudiated his stupid existentialism before he died.
Curious, when exactly were you cisgendered? Did it hurt? Who performed it?
Since before I can remember. It didn’t hurt at all. In fact, it saved me a lot of pain. A Jewish Builder, who is also a Divine Physician.
My mom and dad told me I was a boy (even though I usually enjoyed reading, quiet activities, using my imagination and wasn’t really a big sports guy, hunter or fisherman). I looked down and said, “Yep, I am.” And, the rest is history.
How many respects ? you seem in your posts to be able to determine from a casual or stock photo that most of us don’t , they are sitting in front of a door with a disabled symbol are they deliberately blocking access as part of their ablest privilege , I don’t see a ramp so these people are clearly blocking access to this area , in contempt of the other students . How many genders do you see , since you can see more then us ? what are their pronouns ? I hope you don’t deadname any of them if they are transitioning now or in the future . The one looking into the camera is she doing this because of or in spite of the patriarcy or are they wondering if this picture will be interpreted as anything but a picture ?.
The article is about sexuality, not gender.
About 15 years ago, I knew someone who’s daughter had to leave Brigham Young University because she was bullied so badly for “not liking girls.”
I highly doubt that. It’s a Mormon school.
This is interesting yet also incredibly hard to believe. Do you have any news stories or anything else to corroborate this activity at BYU?
The mother was Mormon and very disappointed. I got the feeling that it was the girl’s roommate and a few other girls. Did not mean to imply it as campus-wide.
Thank you for the additional information. Being BYU, she probably should have reported them. Although, that might not be effective if the university receives Federal funding. Regardless, it looks like it may have been a case of several non-practicing Mormons who went to BYU due to pressure from their parents.
It seems like so many women today can’t figure out why they hate men so much, yet spent so much time and effort trying to be like men.
It just occurred to me that little girls typically hate boys and little boys typically hate girls. Perhaps the issue with adult women hating men has something to do with arrested development.
This article does not imply any connections to our Church, and its problems. However, it shows a terrible moral and psychological confusion and disintegration of our sick, degraded, filthy, post-1960s society. When I was growing up, before the filthy 1960s destructions, young girls dreamed of love and romance with young boys, and there were many lovely songs of love and romance, as well as cultural encouragements to help girls grow up to be women, and boys grow up to be men. Sex was never thought of by nice young girls– ever!! Only someday meeting the boy of their dreams, swooning and sighing over “Mr. Dreamboat”– falling head-over-heels in love, and getting married! Everyone was taught by both the Catholic and Protestant churches, that you must learn Chastity and self-control, and that sex outside of Marriage was a mortal sin– and yes, it is a mortal sin! In the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, marital love and the conjugal union of Bride and Groom is elevated by God to a very high status! The marital love-union is holy, and it is a big responsibility! Marriage is very serious!– it is only for responsible, mature adults! Not for immature, irresponsible, immoral hippies and juvenile delinquents, nor for anti-church, anti-society, sick “misfits” and “social activists,” etc. You have to grow up! Kids should never, never be allowed to get into the dangerous filth and sin that these college girls were led into by Satan. They should be protected from such evils when they go away to college! Unmarried college kids who are caught committing sex acts, and those committing filthy sex perversions, should be kicked out of school, as they were in the “old days.”
Anon. says, “This article does not imply any connections to our Church, and its problems.”
I’m not so sure about that, my friend. At the very least, I think it shows that, as Catholics, we definitely have our work cut out for us. The story illustrates, for example, that one set of people we need to evangelize are steeped, not only in serious sexual sin, but in seriously erroneous beliefs about what humans and women even are.
Juan– of course, our Church should evangelize these sick, immoral college girls, and try to help them. However, the article seems odd for a Catholic website, as it is not a Catholic news story, of troubled happenings in our Church.
Anon, I grew up in the ’40s and 50’s and can’t think of one boy who didn’t think about sex ten times a day. The girls held them off, for the most part. What do you think was going on in the balcony of the movie theater? What was going on at the drive-in movies? How about the dances at the school? Once the pill became readily available, the girls didn’t hold back so much did they. If a girl was kicked out of college for having sex, the enrollment would be cut in half. Visit a college campus dorm sometime. We ain’t in Kansas anymore.
Check out this eye-opening, mind-blowing piece by the sister of famed feminist Kate Millet. It explains a lot.
“Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives: The horror I witnessed inside the women’s “liberation” movement.” https://archives.frontpagemag.com/fpm/marxist-feminisms-ruined-lives-mallory-millett/
Also, “MY SISTER KATE: THE DESTRUCTIVE FEMINIST LEGACY OF KATE MILLETT: A conversation with the feminist icon’s sister.” https://archives.frontpagemag.com/fpm/my-sister-kate-destructive-feminist-legacy-kate-mark-tapson/
Well, that was an interesting link.
What a bunch of vapid silliness. However…Satan is laughing with delight.
You know that Satan is laughing? how? Is he in your COVID bubble?
Years ago I knew two couples who lived in adjacent apartments. They appeared to be heterosexual. Only their best friends knew they were gay.
So you must have been one of their best friends, otherwise how would you know?
So?? PS I’m heterosexual.
no wonder it’s so difficult
to decide which restroom to use
Sorry to hear you have difficulty with the simple things in life.
where’s Kris when you need him/her/it?
Kris chimed in above.
Read Romans 1:18 – 2:11
“College women embracing more diverse sexuality”
Suggested headline re-write:
“College women embracing more College Women.”
To be fair some of these women probably had fathers who cheated on their mothers. That is hard for a young daughter to take. She assumes her father does not love her either. I know of one young woman who hung herself in such a situation. May she, though the mercy of God, rest in peace.
It is the same situation for young sons whose mothers cheat on the fathers. It can be a vicious cycle in families unless stopped. I recommend “Deliverance Prayers, for use by the Laity” by Fr. Ripperger and another by an author who I think has the last name Thigpen. I cannot remember the latter’s title.
Regarding my last post. that book is “Manual for Spiritual Warfare” by Paul Thigpen.