June 02, 2009

Round, Round, Get Around

Pete forwarded this article to me. Basically, it says (Oxford) history majors are the school tramps.

My knee-jerk reaction was to, of course, disagree. But then I considered the history majors who are not me...the ones I knew/know well enough to be familiar with their sex lives. And I’m going to have to say, they weren’t all that big on fidelity. You would think it’d be those hippies in anthropology getting all free-love on it, but the history majors I knew were more promiscuous.

Why would this be true? Perhaps historians have a better realization that those before them spent an inordinate amount of time focusing on carnal pleasures—especially if those before them were trying to deny other people the right to do so. Maybe historians are more likely to subscribe to the theory that life is short, so they want to enjoy it while they can. Or maybe historians are just more likely to meet strangers and get those strangers to talk about themselves, thus appearing more attractive to said strangers.

Any thoughts? Are the history majors simply revisionists? Do we need to re-poll the theater majors?

Posted by Jennifer at June 2, 2009 10:44 AM | TrackBack


Well I can tell you in my day, it was not the journalism majors.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at June 2, 2009 12:01 PM