Alcohol and the truth about why women drink on this week’s DoubleX Gabfest.

To Be a Modern Woman, Do You Have to Be a Heavy Drinker? 

To Be a Modern Woman, Do You Have to Be a Heavy Drinker? 

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Aug. 25 2016 4:17 PM
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Has the World Conspired to Keep Women Drunk?

The DoubleX Gabfest talks about how the glass of wine has come to stand in for female empowerment.

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For the Thursday edition of the DoubleX Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, Noreen Malone, Hanna Rosin, and June Thomas discuss writer Kristi Coulter’s essay “Giving Up Alcohol Opened My Eyes to the Infuriating Truth About Why Women Drink.” The piece argues that “women drink because of the patriarchy.”

In today’s culture, a glass of wine has come to represent an everyday way of “treating yourself.” So must modern women drink to be seen as modern? In this segment, Gabfesters ask the big question: Has the world conspired to keep women drunk? What do Hanna, June, and Noreen have to say about their own relationships with their favorite vice?

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