On November 25, Lisa Feldmann will launch the German edition of L’Officiel. In parallel, we at hey woman! will implement the German website for the French women’s magazine! And that’s how I came to spend the week with editor in chief Lisa Feldmann in Munich. One night she told me about her airport iPad reading: Sex on Campus in the second October edition of NY Magazine. It caused quite a sensation in America.
I knew about the series from Instagram, but no one had explained the read-worthy articles to me with such enthusiasm. And so later in my hotel room, I dutifully did my homework and googled the stories. I clicked from one feature to the next. I found myself in some of the stories and had to smile at others.
What Lisa and I discussed: Such a story on the cover? Of course, the topic of male dominance in student residency halls has been discussed for some time in the media, most recently in the New York Times, which reported on the court process of Owen Labrie. The 18-year old graduate of an elite US high school was accused of raping a 15-year old.
Sure, American relationships can’t be compared one to one with German ones. But, naturally German teenagers are similarly confronted: what exactly does NO mean when you’re half naked as a teenage girl with a boy on the couch? In the aforementioned Labrie case the agreement to remove clothing was scandalously discussed as a free pass to keep going. Definitely interesting in the Sex on Campus edition of NY Magazine (including, of course, the cover story The Sex Live of American Students) are the descriptions from the other side.
The now available online feature definitely falls into the category of recommended reading (including this analysis of the survey about the sex habits of American students). After reading, one feels wonderfully returned to their own youth, followed by a feeling of being very content to have survived this turbulent period of disorientation somewhat intact.
Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.