Questionable Pundits Explain Why Women's Risky Behaviors Are Closing In on Men's

Men take many more risks when it comes to sex and drugs than women, but women are catching up, Penn State's Daily Collegian writes, summarizing a survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Now that the "news" is out of the way, let's play the game "Spot the cliches, painful generalizations, and obvious statements."

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Men take many more risks when it comes to sex and drugs than women, but women are catching up, Penn State's Daily Collegian writes, summarizing a survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Now that the "news" is out of the way, let's play the game "Spot the clichés, painful generalizations, and obvious statements."

1. "Women seem to be trying to catch up to men," says a Penn State professor.

2. But some seem to think that the numbers are even more equal than the surveys suggests. "[The professor] said because of socialization, men also tend to exaggerate their sexuality while females usually under-report their sexual past." (Cue American Pie).

3. "However, most people don't have an exact scorecard," she adds.

4. More reason why the numbers may be more equal than not: "If females have a lot of sex, they are labeled as a whore," says a student. "But if guys do it, they are called a pimp or player and get more respect." (Do people even say "pimp" anymore?)

5. And one student, who conducted a similar survey to the national one, but obviously much, much smaller, says she found less discrepancy between men and women's self-reported sexual activity. "It does take two to tango." True, and now we're all the wiser. —Alison Go