Sex-Rating 'Thesis' Embarrasses Duke

Karen Owen's 42-page PowerPoint rated her sexual liaisons
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2010 6:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – College kids, take note: In today's world, nothing is private. Especially not former Duke student Karen Owen's mock senior thesis about her sexual exploits while on campus. The 22-year-old, who graduated this year, prepared a 42-page PowerPoint presentation that analyzed and rated her sexual liaisons with 13 student-athletes to share with friends. You know where this is going ... viral. Owen's "thesis" in "horizontal academics"—complete with photos of the men, graphs, and lengthy paragraphs on the pros and cons of each hook-up—was shared furiously, with Jezebel publishing it in its entirety.

A sampling: "It was on the cab ride back that I discovered he was rude, Canadian, and spoke mostly in French. Needless to say, the warning flags were waving furiously, yet, in the interest of my research and out of a perverse curiosity, I decided to continue towards his apartments [sic]." Owen told Jezebel, "I regret it with all my heart. I would never intentionally hurt the people that are mentioned on that." Go to Jezebel for the full document, or click here for more.

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