Karen Owens is a typical Duke University alum; her Senior Honors Thesis that is not. Posted on Youtube, as the Duke F**k List (sic) and PowerPoint Sex List, ”An Education Beyond the Classroom: Excelling the Realm of Horizontal Academics’ has gone viral. Links to Karen Owens Duke Sex list are on Youtube here.
Owens Duke Sex List Powerpoint is basically a catalog of 13 guys she ‘hooked up’ with. Karen Owens includes a names, photos and a helpful commentary on each guys F**k factors. Plenty of user-friendly descriptions of places, sex positions, sex acts and Karen’s own personal rating system. Owens might almost be describing a product. Her Duke Sex List views like an infomercial.
Lemon Drop describes Owens Senior Honors Sex List Thesis this way: ‘Men are evaluated based on a universal list of factors, including sexual performance (for example: creativity, size, aggressiveness) and general status (attractiveness, athletic ability). On her “Background” slide Owen states that “In this Duke study, we used data from four years at Duke University to create evaluation materials for such encounters and applied these criteria to the evaluated Subjects hopefully allowing for future maximization of enjoyment of such procedures.”
Owens Powerpoint is dated October 7, 2010. Whether she intended to submit it to the Honors thesis adjudication committee is doubtful. But Owens did submit her Duke Sex List to another source that got instant attention: three friends. All of which sworn to secrecy and one of which, crossing her fingers, uploads to Youtube. And the rest is history (pun intended). Now a tearful recants her Duke Sex List Thesis: “I regret it with all my heart. I would never intentionally hurt the people that are mentioned on that.” Too late, Karen, you been there done that.
Karen Owens has been called a ‘hero’ (Deadspin). Dunno about others, but Owens ain’t my hero. A Harper Collins editor admires her ‘self-empowerment’. ‘Self-empowerment’? Self-aggrandizement and exhibitionism, more like. Lemon Drop writer Jesse Rosen seems surprised by the media hype. Of course Karen Owens Duke Sex List thesis is hot. Sex sells. It’s manna from heaven for tabloids. I’m going to take the view of an academic and parent paying dearly for college. ‘We (the parents or taxpayers) pay for four years of freakishly expensive education. We educators impart truths of the universe. And you write a senior HONORS (bold, caps mine) thesis about who you slept around with??” Technology and education are clearly wasted you. Go get comprehensive STD testing and stay in your room alone for the next two decades, Karen- who I will now refer to as ‘Runs With Scissors’.