Rapists know exactly who’s going to be blamed if their victim has been drinking. That’s why they tell researchers that they deliberately introduce alcohol into the situation when they’re planning an assault, to increase their plausible deniability. When we focus on women’s drinking and not men’s behavior toward drunk women, we play right into their hands. […] A recent study out of the University of Wisconsin found that young adults – even young women – who engage in casual sex are just as mentally healthy as those who only have sex in a committed relationship.
So, let’s stop wringing our hands about “bad girls” and put the focus where it belongs: on the men who put them in danger.”—