In a recent article published by Babe, a woman described her experience “hooking up” with comedian Aziz Ansari in which she felt Ansari did not take her consent into consideration.
The story sparked a nationwide conversation on what consent is and how people give it.
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Since the 1980s, the term "hooking up" has found its way onto college campuses as a norm for dating.
This umbrella term refers to anything physical, said Kathleen Bogle, sociology professor at La Salle University.
“It can be a one-night stand, but it can also be the beginning of hanging out with someone," Bogle said in regards to hook-up culture.
"It also can be the beginning of a long-term relationship.” She pointed out there are several people who aren't interested in the hooking-up style of dating, but some people are pressured into it because it is perceived as a norm.
“Regardless if they’re married, been together for years, just started dating or just met.” Consent to sexual activity shouldn’t be placed in a separate category from other things in life.
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