Thursday, October 7, 2010

News Spotlight: Duke University's Harlot Thesis

Airing dirty laundry and sex exploits seems to be a norm nowadays with the internet at play. But this Karen Owen "fuck list" thesis is amusing in its play on education and sex. While there is reason to feel bad for the men involved in this whole fiasco, it's hard not to think, well, it's kinda amazing. To see the entire sex document, check out Jezebel's site.

From The Huffington Post: "A Duke student's risque PowerPoint has firmly implanted itself in the annals of legendary internet stories for generations to come.

Karen F. Owen, a 2010 Duke grad, composed an in-depth, thesis-like document titled "An Education Beyond The Classroom: Excelling In The Realm Of Horizontal Academics," in May. In the report, she describes the men she's slept with in near-scientific detail and even provides charts ranking their sexual prowess. She sent the show to a few friends after she wrote it and, from there, it went into a forward frenzy, ending up on fraternity listservs and making its way to the media.

Owen told Jezebel that she never meant for the show to go viral; since it has been posted she has gone into virtual hiding."

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