IWF’s Allison Kasic has her own take on the problems with the V-Day phenomenon on Townhall today:

On campus the holiday has become a more ominous occasion, serving as a striking reminder of just how dysfunctional the collegiate dating scene has become. Gone are candlelit dinners and a night out on the town. Dating, in general, is an endangered species on campus. In its stead is the hook-up: casual physical encounters, ranging from kissing to sex, with no expectation of commitment.

The hook-up culture has real harmful effects, especially on women. Women are more physically vulnerable to sex, running the risk of getting pregnancy and more likely to contract many sexually transmitted diseases. Many also face emotional distress associated with casual sex-women may tell themselves that it’s no big deal, but their bodies and hormones signal otherwise. Many young women are left feeling confused and depressed.

Allison highlights the irony that it is women–supposedly feminists no less–that are encouraging the objectification of women:

One would expect campus feminists to rally on this issue and protest a culture that could be properly cast as demeaning. But you’ll be lucky to hear a peep from most campus feminists on the issue. They are too busy parading around campus with a 4-foot “living vagina” named “Joan” (That’s at George Washington University), hosting a “Panty Drop Sock Hop: Benefiting Vagina’s Everywhere” party (University of North Texas), selling “I love Vagina” t-shirts (Bucknell University), or playing a rousing game of “sex toy bingo” (University of Delaware). They might also be busy performing The Vagina Monologues (which visits hundreds of campuses each year) or hosting a performance of the Sex Workers Art Show (which is scheduled to visit at least 14 campuses this spring).

If it were men’s groups that were promoting these events, no doubt they would be visited with sit-ins, protests, and would eventually be forced off campus. But it’s women’s group sponsoring these events that either play into the hook-up culture or blatantly promote it. The Sex Workers Art Show is a “celebration of whore culture.” Performers (strippers, porn film stars, sex phone operators, etc.) parade around stage in little, if any, clothing engaging in a series of R-rated skits. The Vagina Monologues glorifies promiscuity and treats women as sex objects. Women should “embrace” their vaginas, “be” their vaginas. Women are literally defined by, and reduced to their genitalia. Women on campus deserve better from these so-called feminists.

Read the whole piece here.