Posts tagged "alcohol"

Hey Republicans, Guns Won’t Stop Campus Rape — But Just Not Raping Might Though

In a fun bit of news to make your skin crawl and your vagina clam up tighter than a vise, the gun lobby has found a new way to support their cause of putting a Glock in every right hand and a Sig Sauer in every left: arming college students to lower the rats of sexual…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 19, 2015

Marijuana Users Are Way Less Likely To Get In An Accident Than Alcohol Users

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study comparing the relative driving safety risk of alcohol use and marijuana use, respectively, and it has a few important takeaways, as explained in depth by the Washington Post. Basically, it boils down to “marijuana users are less likely to be in accidents than alcohol users,”…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 10, 2015

Alcohol Is Now Classified As A Weapon In Military Sexual Assault Cases

The military has classified alcohol as a weapon in sexual assault cases. [RawStory] The American Library Association’s awards are super-diverse. Is #WeNeedDiverseBooks working? [Flavorwire] Here’s a rundown of the types of total nutbags who are still really into #GamerGate. [Gawker]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

12 Grapefruit Cocktails For Defiant Grapefruit-Obsessives Like Myself

This morning, I went to get my annual physical and while everything checked out fine, my new doc was kind of a party pooper when it came to one of my only vices: grapefruit juice. I didn't tell her about the pot-smoking because I didn't want a lecture, but I was stunned when she actually…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 9, 2015

The Soapbox: Railing Against AA Does A Disservice To Those Trying To Get Sober

This post was originally published on After Party Chat and republished with permission. We’ve all got at least one Facebook friend who just can’t stand Alcoholics Anonymous and needs to let the world know it every chance that they get. I usually politely ignore them. But the latest anti-AA screed…
By: Melissa Petro / December 13, 2014

Frisky Rant: University President’s Outdated Views On Alcohol, Chastity & Rape Prevention Aren’t Representative Of Eckerd College

This past week, I’ve been both livid and mortified by the national news coverage of my beloved alma mater Eckerd College, thanks to the following letter from the university president, sent last Sunday to the entire student body: Dear Eckerd College students, As you know, the College has launched an educational and awareness campaign to…
By: Sarah Kwon / December 1, 2014

15 Boozy Gift Ideas For The Drinkers In Your Life

The holidays are upon us, which means it's time to start shopping for the perfect gifts to get for your loved ones. As much as I'm sure your dad enjoyed that tie you got him, and your best friends are using the picnic basket you bought (ha), why not give them something that they'll really…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 21, 2014

Why Are We Claiming The “Drunk Girl In Public” Video Is Staged?

The premise of the above “social experiment” video is to see how men would react to a visibly drunk woman in public. Spoiler: Four of five men attempt to take her to their homes. One helpfully attempts to get her to the bus stop she’s looking for. The immediate reaction, for many people, has bee…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014

BRB, Going To Atlanta: Frozen Pints Offers Pumpkin Ale Ice Cream Made From Craft Beer

Pardon me while I peace out of this joint and hop a flight to Georgia. Just in time for the holidays, an Atlanta-based business called "Frozen Pints," which creates one-of-a-kind craft beer ice cream (complete with an alcohol content!), has whipped up their newest flavor: Pumpkin Ale Ice Cream. You know what this means, don't…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 28, 2014

Cocktail Hour: Serve A Crowd With Screwdriver Sangria

In preparation for my big move to Brooklyn at the end of the month, I have done a massssssive purge of everything in my apartment that I don't want but is in too good a shape to trash, and am having a big ol' apartment sale/giveaway extravaganza this weekend. I'm planning on serving some snack…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 23, 2014

Brews To Try: Your Fall 2014 Beer Bucket List

Putting together a list of beers for fall is a true delight, as most breweries tend to put out a number of special releases to celebrate the season. Thanks to traditions both old and new, fall is a time of Oktoberfests and pumpkin beers, as well as a number of holdouts from summer. This list…
By: Ask Men / October 19, 2014

How Cute, Women Drinking Whiskey Like They’re Big Strong Men

I’m not saying I wouldn’t get along with the lady staffers at Buzzfeed, but Buzzfeed clearly does not employ women like my friends, for whom drinking whiskey isn't this big, crazy, new thing. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t at least tried whiskey. Also, what’s with the faces? They look like Malôrt faces.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

The Top 10 Percent Of Drinkers Have 10 Drinks A Day

Startling things: The top 10 percent of adult drinkers account for around 60 percent of alcohol sales. They drink 10 drinks a day. This is according to Philip J. Cook's "Paying the Tab," based on findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). As Christopher Ingraham…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Forbes’ Frat Douche Bill Frezza Says “The Gravest Threat To Fraternities” Are “Drunk Female Guests”

Fresh off the heels of a fraternity at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee fielding accusations that they drugged female guests with roofies, someone at Forbes.com actually decided to publish a blog post arguing "Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities" (cached here). It's the kind of journalism moment that the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2014

Cocktail Hour: Say Goodbye To Summer With A Stripey Shandy

Today is the last day of summer. I know. Where did it go?! I plan on bidding my favorite season goodbye from the roof of my building this evening, watching yet another gorgeous sunset with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Join me -- well, in spirit, from your own sunset-watching location -- by stirring u…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 22, 2014

Size Does Matter: “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Wine Just Got Bigger And Better

Warning: I will try and refrain from making continuous size and girth puns while writing this post. "Fifty Shades Of Grey" wine has been on the market for a few years now, but E.L. James, the author of the book series, has upped the ante…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 20, 2014

Chicago Is Officially The Best Drinking City in America

BOOM, SON! I’ve been saying this for years, but now GQ has officially validated my opinion: Chicago is the best place to drink in the United States. Even my fellow Chicagoans are like “Oh, everyone drinks everywhere.” Nuh-uh, bro. Chicago cares way more about its liquor than any other city I’ve been to i…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 17, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Breastfeeding In Bars

Sometimes it feels like moms who breastfeed in public can’t catch a break. Or, in the case of a Virginia mother, a few sips of beer. A woman identified as “Crystal” was thrown out of Big Woody’s Bar and Grill for drinking a beer while she nursed her baby. Crystal says she…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 11, 2014

Frisky Eats: 11 Ways To Spike Your Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make alcoholic lemonade, that's what I say (no wonder I didn't have one of those roadside lemonade stands as a kid). Anyway, today is National Lemonade Day, which means it's the perfect time to kick your drink game up a notch. Forget about just adding a simple splash of vodka…
By: Katie Oldenburg / August 20, 2014

Frisky Eats: 12 Rum Recipes For Summertime Sippin’

Ahh, rum. There's something about the smooth taste of cold rum that makes you want to sit by the ocean, strum a guitar and let the warm breeze blow. To celebrate National Rum Day on August 16 (today!), you'll find me at the closest beach bar with a cool concoction in hand and Kenny Chesney…
By: Katie Oldenburg / August 16, 2014
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