Analysis Of The Article 'College Women: Stop Getting Drunk'

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In the article “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk,” Emily Yoffe from Slate primarily focuses on the story of female students being exposed to potential sexual assault as a consequence of alcohol drinking. However, former colleague of Emily Yoffe strongly argues in the article “To Prevent Rape of College Campuses, Focus on the Rapist, Not the Victims,” Amanda Hess agrees some of the ideas from Yoffe, but she opposes that female college students is not the one who should be careful about sexual assault due to the overdose of alcohol. Hess points out that college should focus on the male student who is primary threats to the plastered girl to prevent a potential threat of sexual assault by strongly punishing and controlling them in college campuses. …show more content…
Friedman refutes the Yoffe’s idea and she notes that “young men are getting a distorted message that their right to match each other drink for drink is proof of their masculinity. The real…best interests at heart” (Friedman). She believes that the most of the sexual assault were occurred by the boy’s masculinity, not the girl. Their distorted message in their mind is affecting their heart’s decision making skill. There are arguments around this issue whether who is getting a distorted message. Also, Hess backs up the idea of that boys are the one who is responsible for it. However, she is more on the side of college campuses that they are not taking care of the rapist. She states that alcohol in college campuses “is a symbolic proxy for high status on campus do” (Hess). She pointed out that college campuses’ drinking traditional is the real problem and college campuses are the one responsible for it. All three authors have identified an issue and who is more responsible for it. However, blaming one specific person does not resolve the …show more content…
All three authors have provided their ideas to stop the problem in college campuses. However, it leaves an argument because most of the ideas they have provided had their perspective which doesn’t fulfill all sides. Yoffe believes that the college girl has to stop drinking an alcohol because they do not metabolize like the men and “it’s her [daughter] responsibility to take steps to protect herself” (Yoffe). However, there is an argument about this because making women to stop drinking does not resolve the problem, since there are many potential drunk rapist. Former colleague of Yoffe, Hess points out, stopping young female college students to stop drinking does not resolves the problem. She believes that “rape is societal problem, not a self-help issue. Parents can tell their own daughter not to get drunk… it won’t keep other people’s daughters safe” (Hess). She strongly argues that it is not going to change because there are other many college girls whom might not stop drinking an alcohol. Therefore, Hess proposed a different option than Yoffe, “colleges can start changing those structures by refusing to put the onus on victims to prevent their own assaults and instead holding perpetrators accountable for the crimes….. while drunk” (Hess). She believe that unless there are perpetrators in the campus, it wouldn’t resolve the

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