Feminists furious at Slate’s ‘don’t get drunk’ advice to college women

Feminists furious at Slate’s ‘don’t get drunk’ advice to college women

Never let it be said that outraged campus feminists confuse themselves with common sense.

Proving the point, Washington Post editorial writer Ruth Marcus reviews the fury at Slate’s recently published  advice column to young women from Emily Yoffe about binge drinking (hat-tip, Instapundit).

The message of Emily Yoffe’s Slate article about binge drinking and sexual assault on college campuses was as important as it was obvious: The best step that young women can take to protect themselves is to stop drinking to excess.

Young women everywhere — not to mention their mothers — ought to be thanking Yoffe. Instead, she’s being pilloried.

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A “rape denialism manifesto” full of “plain old victim-blaming,” Lori Adelman wrote on the feminist blog Feministing.com. Erin Gloria Ryan, on Jezebel.com, accused Yoffe of “admonishing women for not doing enough to stop their own rapes.”

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