Dartmouth Will Ban Hard Liquor to Try to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

Dartmouth College, one of the many schools grappling with a publicity-unfriendly campus sexual assault problem, has unveiled a new plan to "address harmful behavior" by students. A cornerstone of that plan involves banning hard liquor from campus parties. The administration is also strongly suggesting that the… » 1/29/15 12:30pm 1/29/15 12:30pm

Fraternities Announce Plan to Train Members to Help Stop Assault

For many people, the word "frat" conjures to mind several horrible images: racist theme parties, hellish bodily fluid-themed hazing activities, rapey events and emails that blatantly encourage sexual predation, etc. Eight college fraternities are hoping to change that: on Tuesday, they announced new training to combat… » 9/23/14 2:10pm 9/23/14 2:10pm

Stop Drinking, You're Ruining Your Rape Case

In Oxford, England, Judge Mary Jane Mowat said women drinking too much is keeping the country’s rape conviction rate low at just 24 percent. This could also be read as women out living their lives and having a good night out should stop living their lives and having a good night out to prevent rape. So, where are the… » 8/26/14 12:50pm 8/26/14 12:50pm

No, Fifty Shades of Grey Does Not Cause Domestic Abuse

Everybody strap in, because it's time for another round of your favorite game in the whole wide world: Is Fifty Shades Bad for Women? Fingers on the buzzer, kids! » 8/25/14 4:30pm 8/25/14 4:30pm

Binge Drinkers Voted 'Most Popular' Throughout Young Adulthood

If you're an adult in your 20s who's looking to become the most popular person in your social circle, you might want to double down on the hooch. A new study shows that young adult binge drinkers occupy the highest statuses in their friend groups, mostly because they're the ones usually spearheading the campaign for… » 7/17/14 1:45pm 7/17/14 1:45pm

Stop Singling Out Women for Their 'Unladylike' Binge-Drinking

British tabloid culture loves to gawk at shitfaced (is that a term across the pond? Knackered?) ladies. In response comes "The Drunk Woman's Manifesto." » 2/12/14 4:00pm 2/12/14 4:00pm

Young People in the U.K. Are Now Markedly Less Drunk

There's a certain stereotype about the young people of the United Kingdom, and that is that they are perpetually blotto. Drunk as a skunk. Like, seven sheets to to the wind. Wild enough that the binge-drinkingest American college kid stands back and says, "Damn, buddy, you have got a problem." » 1/09/14 12:50pm 1/09/14 12:50pm

Police Release Rape-Themed Version of 'The Night Before Christmas'

Police in Nottinghamshire, England have managed to offend both the rape-averse and Disneyphiles with their new Christmas anti-rape PSA which they've called "The Nightmare Before Christmas." It's like "The Night Before Christmas," but with rape. » 12/13/13 1:10pm 12/13/13 1:10pm

Police Have Great Advice on How Not to Get Raped This Christmas

It's the holiday season, which means it's time to light the menorah tree on fire, throw dreidels at the Kwanzaa cake, and very nicely ask Santa to bring you a nice new Jesus for Saturnalia. If you're in the UK, it means something else, too: the annual deluge of unhelpful holiday anti-rape ads. » 12/04/13 1:50pm 12/04/13 1:50pm

Reminder: Getting Drunk Doesn't Cause Rape to Magically Appear

In recent weeks, much virtual ink has been spilled debating the role of alcohol in on campus sexual assaults. Should women stop drinking, because many rapes are committed against intoxicated women? Should women stop knowing men, since many rapes are committed by men who are known to the women? Should women just...… » 10/29/13 2:30pm 10/29/13 2:30pm

The French Finally Get Their Own Word for ‘Binge Drinking’

For years, it appears, there has been no binge drinking in France. None. Literally no one in the history of France has ever gotten drunk on purpose, even Gerard Depardieu! The very concept of glugging bottom-shelf garbage spirits for the purposes of inebriation, social fluidity, sexy intercourse, and barfing was so… » 7/29/13 7:00pm 7/29/13 7:00pm

Why Do We Describe Women as ‘Tipsy’ and Dudes as ‘Wasted’?

A huge part of being a woman is swallowing indignities, major and minor. We're supposed to feel flattered about being objectified. We're supposed to say thank you to men for taking the hard decisions off our tiny, stupid hands. We're supposed to be nice even when we're angry, and we're supposed to apologize for being… » 7/11/13 7:00pm 7/11/13 7:00pm

Tsk, Tsk, Girls: Ladies Are Drinking More Than They Should

A new study shows that women are more likely to exceed their drinking limits than men. We're number one! Wait, there are negative consequences to drinking? Don't tell me what they are, I'm taking shots and going HAM right now. » 5/30/13 2:00pm 5/30/13 2:00pm

More Women Are Binge Drinkers, Maybe

Female college students party harder than their male peers, according to a new study of nearly 1,000 Spanish university students: 56.1 percent of women were binge drinkers compared to 41.3 percent of men. » 12/31/12 9:00pm 12/31/12 9:00pm

Yale 'Safety Dance' Decidedly Not Safe, Is Canceled

Every fall, Yale's Silliman College hosts the Safety Dance, an 80s-themed event named after the Men Without Hats song, not after "safety" as a concept. » 10/02/12 3:20pm 10/02/12 3:20pm

Attention, Butt-Chuggers: Please Do Not Put Alcohol Up Your Butt…

No, really, don't. Don't put alcoholic beverages up your butt. It's a shame that the state of campus binge drinking — which once upon a time was just a fine, longstanding tradition of respectable keg stands and historically significant beer bongs — has come to a point where this even needs to be clarified, but here we… » 9/27/12 2:30pm 9/27/12 2:30pm

Sorry, Cool Parents: Letting Kids Taste Alcohol May Turn 'Em Into…

The logic of a cool, progressive, chardonnay-enthused parent goes something like this: I do not want my young Mordecai/Susie to turn seventeen and throw an illicit keg party in my home when I attend a week-long wine-tasting tour in Napa. So, I will let Mordecai/Susie have a few sips of wine at dinner while he/she is… » 9/18/12 11:10am 9/18/12 11:10am

Binge Drinking Is Especially Awesome for Wealthy, White College Guys

It only took the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association to figure out the key to binge drinking on college campuses — students who do it are having an awesome time. According to a survey of about 1,600 undergraduate students attending and revelling at "a selective Northeastern residential… » 8/20/12 11:15am 8/20/12 11:15am

Would Drying Up Greek Houses Cut Down on Hazing?

The hazing horror story is fast becoming its very own genre of longform journalism, and like any genre, certain expectations need to be met. These chronicles feature insulated, secretive communities (you might even say cults) of young adults seeking some form of social validation and quite willing to subject either… » 4/15/12 5:35pm 4/15/12 5:35pm