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Equality of drunkards

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.

Calgary Herald

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.

Cheers Comrades


  1. Ray Dixon says:

    I agree, Iain. There needs to be “equality” in drunken behaviour and both men & women should refrain from committing illegal acts while pissed (or sober).

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    Btw, Neil Mitchell of 3AW Radio has named the two Collingwood players that the rest of the media was protecting (under Eddie McGuire’s threat of legal action).

    They are Dayne Beams & John McCarthy. Beams played in both grand finals, McCarthy did not.

    They were actually named by Andrew Landeryou of Vexnews a few days ago. Legal threats don’t seem to bother him.

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