Slate.com’s modus operandi is to troll the hell out of everyone. Today’s piece by Dear Prudence author Emily Yoffe, “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk,” is a classic example.
In her piece, Yoffe recounts a statistic from a 2009 study that 80 percent of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol. She then gives what she thinks is sound personal safety advice for “young and naive women,” but it’s actually a slippery slope to victim blaming:
Perpetrators are the ones responsible for committing their crimes, and they should be brought to justice. But we are failing to let women know that when they render themselves defenseless, terrible things can be done to them. Young women are getting a distorted message that their right to match men drink for drink is a feminist issue. The real feminist message should be that when you lose the ability to be responsible for yourself, you drastically increase the chances that you will attract the kinds of people who, shall we say, don’t have your best interest at heart. That’s not blaming the victim; that’s trying to prevent more victims.
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Remembering all the rules for packing liquids in your carry-on and navigating the airport security line is enough to make anyone want a stiff drink. Why not kill two birds with one
stone Patrón by filling your 1-quart liquid bag with mini alcohol bottles? Apparently this travel hack will earn you nothing but high-fives from the TSA, but you might run into trouble if you actually try to pop your bottles on the plane — drinking your own booze on flights is illegal. Sad face. Still, if you want to mix yourself a drink in your hotel room without paying mini bar prices or digging through your checked bag, this is totally the way to go. [I Am A Travel Ninja]
Putting a pause on your alcohol consumption can work wonders for your physical health (and wallet), but what kind of effect can it have on your complexion? Apparently, an incredible one, at least in one woman’s case.
40-year-old Laura Hogarth from Scotland drank around 5 large glasses of wine per week — 15 units, which is one short of the recommended amount for women in accordance to her country’s national guidelines. So, monitored by Dr. Nick Lowe, professor of dermatology, she ceased drinking for one month to see the effects on her skin. The results were rather amazing, as you can see in the Daily Mail’s original piece. Read more at The Gloss…
Science is full of surprises, that much is true, but I can’t say that this would be one of them. The latest installment in an ongoing series of studies continues to offer increasing evidence suggesting that more intelligent children, who develop language and intellectual skills earlier than others, are more likely to drink and take drugs than their less intelligent peers. Keep reading »
There’s been a Lohan arrested and it isn’t Lindsay or papa Michael! Sadly, the arrest is still all too predictable: party-hardy momager Dina Lohan got busted for a DWI in Oyster Bay, Long Island, last night. The 50-year-old former Rockette was pulled over in her BMW for driving 77mph in a 55mph zone and turned out to be drunk. Over twice the legal limit! After complaining about being injured during the arrest, Dina took this bleary-looking mug shot and was eventually picked up at jail by someone — not Lindsay. who supposedly only found out about the arrest this morning. [TMZ; CBS Local] [Image via Getty]
There are few situations when people are more quintessentially their sign than when they’ve had a few drinks. Inhibitions are gone, walls come down, restraint and shyness melt away, and suddenly we’re all just being us. And when you’re just being you, well, usually your sign becomes pretty obvious. So let’s talk about spotting each sign at a bar or cocktail party, shall we? Want to know which sign is taking a pantsless nap and which sign is professing their love to strangers? Read on to find out!
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When I was a kid I was obsessed with ring pops. Obsessed. So obsessed that even when one of my rotten brothers would throw my favorite watermelon one under the couch, I would retrieve it, rinse off the dog hair, and continue licking it while watching “The Magic School Bus.” So you can imagine my ecstatic reaction upon finding out that now, as an adult, I can get a ring pop wine glass. And use it to daintily sip actual wine while watching “The Magic School Bus” on Netflix. Maybe this whole “being an adult” thing isn’t so bad after all. [Neatorama]