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Feminists Courageously Defending Their Right to Another Red Solo Cup

Posted on | August 30, 2014 | 50 Comments

Having long ago noted the connection between (a) college girls getting drunk and (b) college girls getting raped, I knew that the “campus rape epidemic” hysteria would ultimately compel feminists to defend the right of underage girls to get completely blitzed:

The former president of George Washington University had some practical advice for college women dealing with aggressive men at campus parties, speaking Tuesday on the public radio program The Diane Rehm Show.
It boils down to “don’t get sh*t-faced.” And it’s getting him a lot of sh*t from feminists, according to The GW Hatchet.
Stephen Trachtenberg’s Cro-Magnon remarks?

“Without making the victims responsible for what happens, one of the groups that have to be trained not to drink in excess are women. They need to be in a position to punch the guys in the nose if they misbehave,” Trachtenberg said on the show. “And so part of the problem is you have men who take advantage of women who drink too much and there are women who drink too much. And we need to educate our daughters and our children in that regard.”

Feminist blog Jezebel‘s Erin Gloria Ryan, who can apparently get sloshed without losing her judgment in any way, calls Trachtenberg’s advice “jaw-droppingly stupid” and sarcastically calls it “a failproof solution” and “real fresh thinking.”

Stephen Trachtenberg’s liberal credentials are impeccable, but then again, the same was true of Lawrence Summers before feminists chased him out of Harvard University for daring to suggest there are “innate” differences between men and women.

The Orwellian Nightmare of university life in the 21st century has re-defined everything to conform to radical feminist doctrine. Students arriving at college ought to be greeted by signs warning them that the Bill of Rights does not apply on campus. It is against the law for an 18-year-old to possess or consume alcohol. Yet if a freshman girl gets illegally drunk at a party, where she meets a freshman boy who is also illegally drunk, and if they proceed to do together what drunk college freshmen have been doing since time immemorial, only the male can be held responsible for this activity. (The penis is synonymous with sexual power, according to feminist theory.) Thus, if the drunken activity is unsatisfactory to the female participant — or if her memories of it are too vague for her to remember whether she enjoyed it, or if the guy isn’t as nice in the morning as he seemed the night before when she was guzzling vodka and grinding with him in the dimly lit frat-house cellar — she will accuse him of rape, and he must be presumed guilty.

“Empowerment” for women thus means utter irresponsibility, and anyone who disagrees is a misogynist defending “rape culture,” according to feminists, who consider common sense an oppressive social construct of the heteronormative patriarchy.

I can only imagine how a 19-year-old woman who’s being handed Red Solo cups of unknown composition — in a crowded, loud and sweltering frat house that may be (intentionally or negligently) low on food to slow alcohol absorption — is going to fare by the end of the night.

Feminism requires victims. Don’t become one.



  • M. Thompson


    Just a damn good reason to stay away from college parties, and if you go, go as a “non-traditional” student.

    And once again we see that women have rights, while men have responsibilities.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Ladies: Just because you can drink to excess, doesn’t mean you should drink to excess.

    If you want to be treated as equals, show a little common sense.

  • robertstacymccain

    “… women have rights, while men have responsibilities.”

    To quote an old Rodgers and Hammerstein lyric, “You have to be carefully taught.”

  • robertstacymccain

    Drunk, raped and feminist is no way to go through life.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Instead of teaching men to act like gentlemen, we are teaching them to not get caught.

    Instead of teaching women to act like ladies, we are teaching them to be victims.

  • maniakmedic

    Just because nobody deserves to have bad things happen to them for making minor bad decisions doesn’t mean that one is not more susceptible to having bad things happen to them based on having made a minor bad decision. Do I deserve to get mugged while walking alone in the unsavory parts of downtown at night? Of course not. But I recognize that by choosing to do so I’m putting myself in a situation where that is a likely outcome. So I don’t do that. I may have a right to be there and, as a human being, I may have a right to basic respect, but I don’t assume that my rights trump reality when it comes to putting myself on the radar of somebody who has no respect for anybody.

    There is a fine line between blaming the victim and letting potential victims know that minor lapses in judgement, while minor on their own, don’t happen in a vacuum and can lead to serious consequences because bad people look for any excuse – no matter how flimsy – to do bad things.

    Dressing slutty no more means you deserve to be raped than wandering around Pioneer Park at night means you deserve to be mugged, but those are forseeable outcomes when you place yourself in situations or places where those things are likely to happen.

  • maniakmedic

    As Glenn Reynolds likes to say, chivalry is a system with rules and responsibilities for both sides. Unfortunately, at this point in time only men are assumed to be under obligation to follow those rules and responsibilities.

  • WarEagle82

    I have children. I have tried to teach them to behave as humans and not animals. But I have also tried to teach them there are animals living among us.

    Don’t get drunk. Don’t invite strangers into your home alone. Don’t put yourself in dangerous or compromising positions. Don’t play “Russian Roulette” with a semi-automatic pistol This is just common sense.

    I have heard stories about the young woman who invites a relative stranger into her room at 2:00 AM. What did that young woman think the most likely outcomes of such behavior? Were most of those likely outcomes good, pleasant and acceptable?

    Don’t get me wrong. If a man rapes a woman, he should be punished. But you don’t make your life better by putting yourself in a position where the probability of rape reach 1.00.

    Avoiding rape is way better than seeing the perp convicted of rape or getting acquitted, or giving your family a chance to attend your funeral prematurely.

    Why is this point even arguable? You have to be an idiot to put yourself in such a position.

  • WarEagle82

    Common sense is dead. We do have rights. But animals don’t respect those rights and your person and actions and choices have consequences.

    Leftist morons are convinced that they can eliminate consequences from life. That’s what makes them morons.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Just in time for all those young Co-Eds going off to college for the first time! A Rule 5 post on the topic!

  • Matthew W

    “And so part of the problem is you have men who take advantage of women
    who drink too much and there are women who drink too much. And we need
    to educate our daughters and our children in that regard.”

    That’s what my daughter will be learning

  • Gina

    Encouraging young women to protect themselves would make them more confident and self-sufficient, which would in turn make them less dependent on the political class to do that for them. We can’t have that.

  • bigfire

    From the movie “As Good As It Gets”

    Receptionist: How do you write women so well?
    Melvin Udall: I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.

  • M. Thompson

    That’s just wrong, EBL.

    Almost anti-Rule 5.

  • Rob Crawford

    Quite clearly the attraction of Marxism is the way it excuses every choice you make and turns every bad outcome into an act of villainy committed by whoever you dislike. With feminism that is expressed in declaring every precaution to be “victim blaming” and turning next-day regrets into “rape”.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I intended it more as a warning to young girls going into college. Drunk and passed out is not glamorous.

  • RS

    The fascinating thing is that not only do Leftists/Progressives believe that consequences resulting from bad choices are unfair and should be eliminated, but also consequences from good choices are unfair and should be eliminated. Think “It’s not my fault that . . .” versus “You didn’t build that.” It’s really quite perfect: behave how you want with someone else cleaning up the mess while also punishing those who actually demonstrate adult sensibilities with regard to their behavior. it’s quite an infantile worldview.

  • Shawn Smith

    Feminists have done their damnedest (literally) to extinguish chivalry and chastity. What kind of men did they think they were going to get?

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Unix-Jedi

    What difference, at this point, does it make?

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  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Well it is more attention that she has gotten from Bill in decades…

  • Zohydro

    Is this a form of “slut shaming”? If so, it is the righteous way to do it!

  • Steve Skubinna

    RIsky behavior carries increased risk.

    Or so claims the patriarchy.

  • Steve Skubinna

    Reality is a construct of the patriarchy.

    Or at least the parts are that involve cause and effect, or statistics.

  • Steve Skubinna

    A basic tenet of progressivism is that people are never responsible for their choices and actions.

  • Finrod Felagund

    “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” — CS Lewis, _The Abolition Of Man_

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    So if you are lucky, they draw penises on you with a sharpy.

    A warning to those 18 and 19 year olds heading off to college.

  • darleenclick

    Raising your daughter:
    Age 5 – always look both ways before you cross the street
    Grade school years – don’t talk to strangers, never get into a stranger’s car
    Middle school – never leave your purse unattended. Remember to use the lock on your locker
    High School – don’t leave the keys in the car, don’t leave your car unlocked, don’t leave valuables in-sight in your car, don’t go out alone late at night. Park under a light in the parking lot. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
    College 2014 – Do what ever you like whenever you like it and if anything unfortunate happens or even if you just regret something, we’ll make sure someone else pays. Cuz Patriarchy.

  • concern00

    “for daring to suggest there are “innate” differences between men and women.”

    I find it downright ironic that the whole #rapeculture thing is actually a clear acknowledgement of these innate differences, with feminist women clearly claiming to be the weaker of the sexes. Stating this would make one a hater though.

  • darleenclick

    Geez Louise, EBL, where did you get those pics?? :::ewww:::

  • concern00

    When judgement, discernment and discrimination are considered hateful, we are left with a world full of victims.

  • Käthe

    Why does anyone have to get trashed/blotto/shitfaced to start with? Why not just enjoy *some* alcohol and not like, all the alcohol you can consume without actually becoming comatose? Whatever happened to moderation?

    Ironically these same people freak out about obesity and eating “bad” foods and obsess over policing calories and fat and whatever. But asking them to moderate their alcohol intake? That’s just crazy talk.

    Why do they need to be so drunk? What about life is that scary and hard to manage that they need to black out?

  • M. Thompson

    Part of the problem is that 21 years of age to drink. There is no real way for many to learn responsible use, and it WILL not happen at an illict kegger.

  • RS

    I note the bottle of Jaegermeister in one of the photos. What’s amusing about that is that in Germany, the only people who drink that stuff are 80 years old. They use it as a, um, post-prandial digestive.

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  • ajpwriter

    Because getting knee-walking drunk is the only really dangerous activity that American college freshmen have common access to.

    It’s stupid. They know this.
    It’s dangerous. They know this.

    And that’s precisely why they do it.
    That and the need for social lubricant when you’re wet behind the ears and hornier than a three-balled tomcat.

  • ajpwriter

    I disagree. My road of excess led right to the palace if wisdom in that regard.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Those people who believe that are much easier to Control.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Perhaps the stupidest action young women take these days is when they jog/run in parks after sunset or before full sunrise. Not a week goes by, it seems, where one of them is not assaulted – usually sexually. Yet the fools continue to do it.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Sadly, Darleen, there are some that do not even get the pre-college advice these days.

    We’re Goddamn doomed.

  • Bob Belvedere

    …and barbarians.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Because – and I’ll be dismissed by even some on the Right for saying this – The West has effectively killed-off God and His Golden Rule.

  • Mike G.

    Kids these days drink what they call Jaeger-Bombs. It’s a shot of Jaeger poured into a glass of Redbull.

  • M. Thompson

    The issue is that course leads a good number into ruin. Either from crimes done to them, or bad habits.

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  • K-Bob

    Other than what Bob wrote, this is the other problem. People see this as their only job in life…

  • Daniel Freeman

    I suspect it’s a dare-drink, not something that anyone likes.

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