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 12:30pm1/29/15 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 2:10pm9/23/14 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 12:50pm8/26/14 12:50pm

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 1:45pm7/17/14 1:45pm

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 2:30pm10/29/13 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 7:00pm7/29/13 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 7:00pm7/11/13 7:00pm

Attention, Butt-Chuggers: Please Do Not Put Alcohol Up Your Butt [Updated]

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 2:30pm9/27/12 2:30pm

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

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 11:10am9/18/12 11:10am