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So True! Living Large as a Guy in College

By Richard Whitmire — February 25, 2011 1 min read

Slate writer describes what I found several years ago when I visited James Madison University in Virginia. Once a college campus swings more than 60 percent female, everything changes, especially the balance of power between the sexes.

What’s true in the animal kingdom holds true among humans as well: the gender in short supply sets the dating/sex rules. It’s elementary, really. And not very appetizing for the women on campus, who often face the choice of either slutting it up or removing themselves entirely from the ‘competition’.

Turns out it’s not so great for the guys, either, at least in the long term. Keeps them in perpetual adolescence and leads the women to mistrust them.

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