College Women Stop Getting Drunk and College Men Stop Drinking

881 Words Jun 25th, 2018 4 Pages
Sexual assault encompasses the criminal act of rape; however it seems as if many relative cases spawn from various alcohol encounters. In Emily Yoffe’s article “College Women Stop Getting Drunk,” she links both victim and perpetrator to alcohol. How can this cause be changed? Performing rape accidentally, or knowingly I do agree with Yoffe’s statement “Let’s be totally clear: Perpetrators are the ones responsible for committing their crimes.” In Yoffe’s article she covers both the perpetrator as well as the victim, though spending more time on the latter. I feel that perhaps an understanding of whether it really is a majority rule, where rapists are surveying the streets preying on unsuspecting women. According to Amanda Hess’s …show more content…
Colleges are supposed to be places where young people learn to be responsible for themselves.” I find this slightly out of place, as haven’t students always been taught that learning environments should be safe? I understand that the big leagues are different from the minor leagues, but even still places such as UNLV have a place to for rape victims. Also Yoffe states that for most college students drinking are Illegal! Couldn’t authorities place higher priority on these incidents?
Even to men as done by Ann Friedman in “College Men Stop Drinking” Unlike Yoffe, she tells her son to not get involved period. It has a more general tone suggesting not committing the act, or falling victim to it, covering two sides of involvement. Yoffe’s article on the other hand seems to fall in line more statistically with men being the assailant and women the innocent. She does mention men being victimized too though.
Hess plays an intriguing card in her article, if this has been a problem even before women started binge drinking, then, why has the issue grown instead of diminishing, I also wonder though about the difference in male and female drinking. Perhaps this is stereotyping, but I wonder if women really do prefer the drinking glass with the olive versus the bottle or can of beer? Taking drinking capacity into mind, could a drink in Yoffe’s article be talking about Martini and Wine glasses or beer

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