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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh apologized Friday for comments he made last week that a "hook-up mentality" among America's youth might be responsible for some sexual assaults in the military. The comments were criticized by members of Congress and victims' advocacy groups. In a meeting with reporters, the Air Force's top general said he was sorry to the victims of sexual assault who saw his comments as blaming victims. Welsh said that his response to a question from Sen. Angus King Ind -Maine at a congressional hearing was trying to explain the cultural piece of the sexual assault problem. Last week Welsh told King that 20 percent of the young women who go into the Air Force report having been sexually assaulted in some way before enlisting.

Hook-up activities may include a wide range of sexual behaviors, such general welsh hook up culture kissing, oral sex, and penetrative intercourse. However, these encounters often transpire without any promise of, or desire for, a more traditional romantic relationship. A review of the literature suggests that these encounters are becoming increasingly normative among adolescents and young adults in North America, representing a marked shift in openness and acceptance of uncommitted sex. We reviewed the current literature on sexual hookups and considered the multiple forces influencing hookup culture, using examples from popular culture to place hooking up in context. We argue that contemporary hookup culture is best understood as the convergence of evolutionary and social forces during the developmental period of emerging adulthood.

First, the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit was arrested for sexual assault. Then the Pentagon released a report showing that sexual assault had jumped from 19, cases in to 26, in Mark A. So they come in from a society where this occurs…. Some of it is the hookup mentality of junior high even and high school students now, which my children can tell you about from watching their friends and being frustrated by it. The thing is, we all expect offensive and outrageous drivel from The Donald.
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A hookup culture is one that accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters, including one-night stands and other related activity, without necessarily including emotional bonding or long-term commitment. Most research on hookups has been focused on American college students, but hookups are not limited to college campuses. The rise of hookups, a form of casual sex , has been described by evolutionary biologist Justin Garcia and others as a "cultural revolution" that had its beginnings in the s. Lisa Wade, a sociologist, documents that 19th century white fraternity men often had what would be called hookup sex with prostitutes, poor women, and the women they had enslaved. The sexual revolution of the s brought a loosening of sexual morals which allowed for sex to become uncoupled from relationships and non-marital sex to become more socially acceptable. According to a review by Garcia, this is "an unprecedented time in the history of human sexuality. As a result, Garcia and other scholars argue that young adults are able to reproduce physiologically but are not psychologically or socially ready to 'settle down' and begin a family. These developmental shifts, Garcia's systematic review of the literature suggests, is one of the factors driving the increase in hookups, a "popular cultural change that has infiltrated the lives of emerging adults throughout the Western world.

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