Phi Beta Cons

Duke, Binge, and Radical Feminism

Carol, Kathy, and Guy cover most of the bases on the lacrosse-team scandal, but there are two more related points which round out the discussion. As a survey by the Harvard School of Public Health indicates, “Nearly three quarters of [the reported] rapes [of the collegiate women surveyed] happened when the victims were so intoxicated they were unable to consent or refuse.” Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Naomi Schaefer Riley links this alcohol factor to radical-feminist ideology–that women should shake off social constraints requiring them to behave differently from men. Consequently, as Barrett Seaman notes in his book Binge, many of the college women he interviewed “saw drinking as a gender equity issue; they have as much right as the next guy to belly up to the bar.”

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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