Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sexual Assault and Women's Binge Drinking

Slate has this article, College Women: Stop Getting Drunk

Experts I spoke to who wanted young women to get this information said they were aware of how loaded it has become to give warnings to women about their behavior. “I’m always feeling defensive that my main advice is: ‘Protect yourself. Don’t make yourself vulnerable to the point of losing your cognitive faculties,’ ” says Anne Coughlin, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, who has written on rape and teaches feminist jurisprudence. She adds that by not telling them the truth—that they are responsible for keeping their wits about them—she worries that we are “infantilizing women.” 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2013/10/sexual-assault-and-womens-binge-drinking.html

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