What is So Feminist About Binge Drinking?
What is So Feminist About Binge Drinking?
The modern feminazi motto could probably be summed up as, anything you can do, I can do better. We aren’t supposed to acknowledge that men and women are inherently different. Our brains are wired differently, our bodies are built differently — men and women are not the same. Yet the femisogynists seem to insist on making men and women exactly the same, if not on making women superior to men, right down to complaining that men commit suicide more often than women do.
One dangerous thing that feminazis are strangely intent on defending to the ground? Binge drinking. It’s common now for women, especially young women on college campuses, to binge drink just as much as men do. This is a relatively new phenomenon. In fact, the number of young men binge drinking is declining, while the number of young women binge drinking is increasing. The so-called feminists cheer this, for some inexplicable reason. Because drinking like a man is totally a feminist issue. You’re getting so drunk that you can barely remember who you are every weekend? You go girl! Own your right to have fun.
Of course, that idea is completely ridiculous. Telling women that it’s OK to match men drink for drink is idiotic and dangerous. Remember how our bodies actually aren’t exactly the same, even though femisogynists insist on living in a fairy-tale land where they are? Well, the truth is that women’s bodies metabolize alcohol differently than men do. We reach a higher blood alcohol level than men do by drinking the same amount, meaning we basically get drunker, faster. And this is actually not a good thing. It’s actually quite dangerous, no matter how much feminazis insist that college girls getting their party on like men is somehow empowering. But don’t ever, ever, ever point that out. Don’t you dare point out that getting sloppy drunk puts women in any kind of danger. Case in point: UK columnist Carole McGiffin, who is angry at the mere insinuation that alcohol could be dangerous for women.
A poster in Calderdale, West Yorks, portrays a dishevelled young woman, right, with the caption: ‘Night of the reckless drunk. You drink too much you lose control and put yourself at risk’.
Which is true.
You put yourself at risk of losing your possessions, your dignity, your way home, your friends and your mind. I know, I’ve done it.
But although the poster doesn’t mention it, the clear implication is that drunk women in short dresses are more at risk of sexual attacks.
Which is why anti-rape campaigners are unhappy about it.
Women in short dresses? Really? Let’s take a look at the poster in question:
Notice what you can’t see in the photo? The length of the woman’s dress. So how exactly is this making a statement about women in short dresses? A bottle of beer, however, is rather prominently featured. Short dress non-issue aside, though — McGiffin is still angry:
It’s tantamount to saying that if a woman is drunk and half-dressed then it’s her fault if she is raped. Which is a dangerous and irresponsible view.
It gives the perpetrator an excuse to discredit the woman if he’s charged.
It will also stop women who are raped while drunk from reporting it, because if everyone thinks she’s responsible there’s no chance of a conviction.
And it perpetuates the myth that the streets teem with rapists seeking easy prey and all men are potential predators. They are not.
Yes, women should be aware of danger at all times.
But if it means we should always be covered up and sober because we’re scared, we may as well walk around in burkas.
Because what that attitude also says is that if a woman isn’t covered up, men won’t be able to control themselves.
Unfortunately people think a drunken woman in a party dress is more at risk of attack than a sober one in a high-neck blouse.
Oh, that silly, silly feminazi. It can be hard to understand tough things like alcohol and its correlation to sexual assault, but let’s take it on, shall we?
Like it or not, drunk women are at an increased risk of being sexually assaulted. Are we supposed to somehow hide this from women because the femisogynists can’t seem to understand that pointing out high-risk behavior does not mean you’re actually blaming the person for whatever happens to them? Intravenous drug use puts a user at high risk for contracting AIDS, and we have no problem telling people that, because it doesn’t mean that someone who does drugs somehow deserves AIDS. It means that we’re telling people hey, you probably shouldn’t shoot up heroin so much, because it’s dangerous. Somehow, this rather simple concept is too complicated for feminazis to understand. Pointing out that binge drinking puts women at a higher risk for sexual assault is, to them, victim-blaming.
Consider Slate blogger Emily Yoffe. She wrote an excellent essay last year about the correlation between binge drinking and sexual assault. Yoffe pointed out several studies that found that women were far more likely to become victims of sexual assault after drinking. One study of campus sexual assault found that over 80% of sexual assault cases on college campuses involved alcohol. Over 80%. The other study, from the Department of Justice, pointed out that the belief that women are slipped date rape drugs persists — but it’s false. The study found that most sexual assaults happened after both the victim and the assailant had willingly consumed alcohol.
These are the facts. Drinking too much puts women at a higher risk of sexual assault. Does it mean that a woman who gets drunk deserves to be sexually assaulted? Absolutely not. The fault always, always lies with the scumbag who rapes or assaults the woman. But does that mean we should never warn women about the high-risk behavior they’re engaging in?
According to feminazis, yes. Consider the common-sense column that Emily Yoffe wrote, the one mentioned above. Feministing slammed Yoffe as a rape denialist, calling her column dangerous and claimed it was an example of victim-blaming. Yoffe’s fellow Slate blogger Amanda Hess also took issue with the column, as did the Jezebel harpies. Salon blogger Katie McDonough was another outraged feminazi, who whined about how women already have the entire world telling them what to do. (So binge drink if you want to, ladies! Girl power! Don’t let the man keep you down!) On and on the outrage went.
And now we have another example of a so-called feminist with her panties all in a twist because someone dared to point out the indisputable fact that binge drinking puts women at an increased risk of harm. Is it because drinking means women deserve to be raped? I’ll say it again: no, no, NO. It does, however, mean that women who binge drink will find themselves with impaired senses and will be less likely to defend themselves against an attacker. This is exactly what an assailant will be looking for, whether they’re planning on robbing you, raping you, abducting you, or worst of all, killing you. An assailant is often going to want someone who is easy to control, who won’t or can’t fight back. A woman so drunk she can barely stand is going to be much easier to overpower than a sober woman with all of her faculties about her. There are plenty of attackers who hang around bars for just this reason, to find a woman that’s drunk so he can take advantage of her. But we’re not supposed to point this out for some insane reason — because binge drinking is so awesome and empowering? Because pointing out the potential dangers of being severely intoxicated is anti-feminist for some reason? Why does binge drinking seem to have become some kind of feminazi sacred cow?
The femisogynists seem intent on telling women that they can binge drink just like men if they want to, that it’s empowering and totally fine and not to even worry about the sexual assault bogeyman that people like Yoffe keep trying to drag out of the closet. And you know what? Women absolutely can binge drink like men if they want to. A woman has every right to get as falling-down drunk as she wants to, and it does not make it OK for anyone to assault or attack her. But if we’re going to be cheering women on shot-for-shot, it’s only common sense to point out the potential danger women could be placing themselves in. There’s no misogyny in telling women to have fun, but for God’s sake, be smart and be careful while you do it. Encouraging women to throw caution to the wind because it’s somehow equalizing, or whatever ridiculous notion it is bouncing around in the feminazis’ heads, isn’t empowering or feminist at all. It’s dumb, and it’s dangerous. It’s not empowering to stick your head in the sand, ladies. It may be an uncomfortable truth, that there’s a disturbing correlation between alcohol and assault, but it is still the truth. So let’s stop hiding it, shall we?
Or do the so-called feminists think women are just too weak to handle it?