The news is all over new “research” purporting to show that women lurrrrve to fuck drunk. Well, no, not quite. The research puports to show that women get drunk before sex because they “lack confidence in their bodies”:
Almost half of those questioned said they preferred sex while under the influence of alcohol because it helped them lose their inhibitions and be more adventurous.
Researchers, who surveyed 3000 women aged 18-50, found on average they slept with eight men, but were drunk with at least five, and on two occasions couldn’t remember the man’s name the next day […]
Reading this, I was thinking “Wow, this reporting is pretty irresponsible. Encouraging the idea that women get drunk in order to have sex with men? Encouraging the idea that women drunk enough to ‘lose their inhibitions’ are fair game? Encouraging the idea that women want it really, the sluts, whether they admit it or not, and that having had a few drinks is proof, because of what you read in the paper that time? I wonder if this date-rape-fodder is a case of real research poorly reported, as is so often the case, or something else?”
Where was this “study” published, I wondered? Which reputable journal? What were the qualifications of the authors?
These are the things I thought – before I scrolled down.
This research so breathlessly reported all over our national news media? It’s a marketing press release. From Femfresh. Who make vulval deodorant products.
Categories: gender & feminism