Study: Men Don't Suddenly Become Sexually Aggressive When Drunk

A new (and extraordinarily unsurprising) study finds that imbibing alcohol doesn't have a Jekyll & Hyde-like effect upon otherwise mild-mannered and polite men, who in the throes of Dionysian mania "lose their inhibitions" and commit sexual assault. Actually, it's quite the opposite: researchers at the University of… » 3/04/14 12:50pm 3/04/14 12:50pm

How To Write About Rape Prevention Without Sounding Like An Asshole

This morning, Slate ran a rape prevention piece by Emily Yoffe with the aggressive headline: COLLEGE WOMEN: STOP GETTING DRUNK. Subhed: "It's closely associated with sexual assault. And yet we're reluctant to tell women to stop doing it." The URL of the piece advertises telling silly women to stop drinking is "the best… » 10/16/13 4:40pm 10/16/13 4:40pm

When Reporting Sexual Abuse Makes Your Life Worse

As anyone who's attended a freshman orientation rape prevention seminar can tell you, sexual victimization is much more common than most people are comfortable admitting, and most sexual abuse goes unreported. And while profiles of sexual abuse victims are more diverse than fast food restaurants' Kidz Klub mascots, the … » 6/22/12 6:00pm 6/22/12 6:00pm

Pervy Troll Successfully Tittybombs Advice Columnists

Inspired by the now-infamous TIME magazine Boob-In-Mouth cover, a merry prankster or gang of pranksters decided to see what sort of advice famous internet columnists might dish out to someone in a really fucked up (but really fake sounding) situation involving their mother, their mother's breasts, and a younger sibling … » 5/22/12 10:25am 5/22/12 10:25am

Advice On Advice: Rating Internet Advice Columns

Advice columns are a little like cats: they may not actually do much, but they're fun to look at. Also like cats, not all advice columns are created equal. After the jump, we grade a few of the major players. » 7/02/09 2:00pm 7/02/09 2:00pm

Slate Writer: Unwed Motherhood Can Cause Dire Economic And Emotional…

When I wrote a post praising Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann, for leading an unconventional, mostly single life as a mother, there was a rousing discussion in the comments about what constitutes an "ideal" environment for children. Was it heinous that Stanley Ann left Barack with his grandparents to globe trot? Did… » 3/20/08 12:30pm 3/20/08 12:30pm