Now if a bloke goes to a night club, gets pissed, and ends up in some less that pleasant circumstance we quite reasonable assume that the wilful over consumption of the grog was his choice and that the consequences that follow are to some extent his fault because of his intemperance. But we still seem to hold the rather quaint view that a woman as seriously on the grog is not responsible for the consequences of being on the piss in the same way that we hold men responsible. Yet stories like this one show that women can be just as unpleasant when drunk en mass as men are:
“They were drunk, it was an alcohol-fuelled incident and there was no real victim,” said O’Brien. “However, we will be following up with Cavallotti because their patrons were extremely intoxicated and we need to warn them about the dangers of over-serving liquor.”
Two of the women were kept in the cells at the RCMP detachment until they “sobered up,” said O’Brien.
A witness to Friday’s escapades who did not want to be identified said one woman stood on her chair to watch the male exotic dancer, who was dressed up as a police officer before he started to remove his clothing. The women behind her took exception because their view of the stripper was obstructed.
At least four police cars responded to the assault.
Gender equality must surely mean that men and women have both the same rights and the same responsibilities when it comes to public behaviour so perhaps the time has come for feminists to acknowledge this just a bit more rather than trotting out the same tired old tropes that hold women to different standards than men.