October 16, 2013

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION ADVICE FROM EMILY YOFFE: College Women: Stop Getting Drunk: It’s closely associated with sexual assault. And yet we’re reluctant to tell women to stop doing it. Of course, the men are often drunk, too. But when a drunk woman couples with a drunk man, the drunk man is somehow still responsible, while the woman is a victim, because she’s drunk. “Educating students about rape, teaching them that by definition a very drunk woman can’t consent to sex, is crucial.” Double standard much?

I do note that these college-alcohol problems seem to have gotten worse since the drinking age was boosted to 21, meaning that people went from drinking in bars, where there were non-drunk people around, to dorms and parties where everyone gets bombed.

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