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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 12:50pm3/04/14 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… »10/16/13 4:40pm10/16/13 4:40pm

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

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 12:30pm3/20/08 12:30pm