Owen has become a much-discussed topic on blogs, Web sites and even morning shows after her so-called thesis, chronicling her sexual escapades during her undergraduate years at Duke, went public. The page PowerPoint presentation titled, "An Education Beyond the Classroom: Excelling in the Realm of Horizontal Academics," ranked 13 men Owen was sexually involved with during college, according to their physical attractiveness, athletic ability and talent -- in the bedroom. The thesis was reportedly e-mailed by Owen to only a few of her close friends. But after one of those friends forwarded the document, and then that recipient did the same, the document soon went viral, first appearing on the blog Deadspin. Now, Owen is an Internet legacy for her description of picking up student athletes at Durham, N.
2010 Duke University faux sex thesis controversy
The Hazards of Duke - The Atlantic
The Duke University faux sex thesis controversy arose from a private page PowerPoint document written by a Duke University senior, Karen Owen, in the format of a thesis about her sexual experiences during her time attending the university. Shortly before graduating from Duke University in May , Karen Owen wrote a thesis styled document about her sexual experiences during her time attending the university. She privately distributed the document to three friends. In mid-September , during Homecoming weekend, one of these friends decided to forward it onward, and the document went viral. The bulk of the controversy surrounded whether she invaded her partners' rights to privacy , and whether the subjects of Owen's faux thesis have a right to sue, as was done in the case of Jessica Cutler when Cutler published details of her sex life on a blog. About a month after the faux thesis made headlines, the Duke University History Department held a forum about the long term implications of the faux thesis.
Sex Lexicon on College Campuses
Millions of people now know far more than they could ever want about the year-old and her sexual partners. But this is only the latest example in a string of controversies in the U. Each encounter from one-night stands to relationships of only slightly longer duration is described from inception — usually with Owen being blind drunk in a student bar called Shooters — to the loveless resolution.
Well…I hate to tell you…I have no idea! My guess is that she has gone into hiding, embarrassed at the publicity that her mock thesis has brought or waiting for her book and possibly made for TV movie deal. Be warned, though, that the content is graphic and many will find it offensive.