A saucy joke ended up becoming the latest Internet sensation when Duke University alumna Karen Owen published a PowerPoint document outlining three year's worth of sexual activity on campus. Owen, who graduated from the university this year, pulled together photos of 13 sexual partners, along with detailed information about each intimate tryst -- including bits of dirty dialogue, and physical descriptions and brutally candid evaluations of each man's performance in bed -- and created a mock senior honors thesis, "An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics. The page PowerPoint document, according to Time. But those few friends forwarded the inside joke to other friends, and it eventually landed on Deadspin.
Duke University faux sex thesis controversy - Wikipedia
Duke University students and officials have found themselves under an assault of media attention for the wrong reason once again — kind of. Yes, you read that correctly. A young woman from Duke University actually chronicled — in detail — sexual experiences she had with 13 different student athletes. The people that are named in it are the kinds of people that everyone wants to be or be with. I regret it with all my heart. I would never intentionally hurt the people that are mentioned on that. In this the age of digital media, she was asking for trouble by going digital with such a sensitive piece of literature.
A Duke student's risque PowerPoint has firmly implanted itself in the annals of legendary internet stories for generations to come. Karen F. In the report, she describes the men she's slept with in near-scientific detail and even provides charts ranking their sexual prowess. She sent the show to a few friends after she wrote it and, from there, it went into a forward frenzy, ending up on fraternity listservs and making its way to the media. Owen told Jezebel that she never meant for the show to go viral; since it has been posted she has gone into virtual hiding.
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