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Drunkeness causes “shame” for young women

Or so the Daily Mail says. This article talks about the “shamefulness” of young women’s drunkeness and how they post these pictures on Facebook. I’ll admit, I have some drunken pictures on Facebook. That’s just how it is. It’s supposed to be a network for you and your friends…not for a newspaper to take pictures from to show the “shame” of these young women.

The article talks about the notorious “30 Reasons Girls Should Call It A Night” group, which over 150,000 young women have joined. I’mpretty sure it’s supposed to be rather innocent. I’ve personally been on that board before and it’s really not a big deal.

I’m not saying that this is empowering in any way, and it can sometimes be degrading towards women, but ultimately, it’s our choice if we choose to drink and get drunk. So seriously, leave these young women alone. It’s college. Everyone drinks in college.

Overall, this kind of drunkeness is “shameful” for females, while it is perfectly acceptable for males. When males are drunk and goofing off or do something outlandish, it’s looked at as funny. When females do the same thing, she’s looked at as a drunken whore or slut and she really should just stay home and knit, instead of having fun with her friends. It’s complete gender bias and a double standard that really shouldn’t still exist in our society.

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