John, your point is well taken. Problem is that I have to pick just one topic per article or I’d be writing a 10,000 page proviso. It is simply beyond my ken why girls/women place themselves in what HAVE to be obviously dangerous places. Why this isn’t clear in advance, why people don’t make better decisions, well, I’m not smart enough to figure that out.

Perhaps what troubles me most is the widespread normalization of binge drinking and over-drinking in general. There was an article out recently which indicated that no alcohol at all is the only good alcohol. I’m in the minority here but I tend to agree. It will never get outlawed, and even if it did, folks would find other ways to get cabbaged.

In all fairness, it’s not just women who get hurt here. It is, of course, their families, and men who get brutalized for wanting to be part of a fraternity, or any number of situations. I may write more about women but life lessons that end in pain or death are equal-opportunity offenders. Thanks for your comments.

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