Women and Binge Drinking
Over at Salon, local sexpert Tracy Clark-Flory looks at why gals are more into binge drinking than they used to be:
I’m more likely to order a beer and a shot of whiskey than a cosmo. I like to go against stereotypes like that. It is cocky and perhaps foolish — but, then again, the same can be said for my male friends when it comes to drinking. I might be driven by some vaguely third-wave feminist desire to “keep up with the boys” — but plenty of “the boys” are driven to keep up with each other, lest they appear unmanly. This is binge culture, and it isn’t strictly male or female anymore.
It’s on! Also, read on for more on the special health effects (and sexual assault effects) of binge drinking when you’re a woman.