Sunday, March 11, 2007

Stupid, irresponsible women (but not men; never men)

I'm not quite sure how to describe this study. People who had gone to an emergency room claiming their drinks were spiked by a stranger were tested to determine if any such drug was in their system. Generally, NOPE. But a whole hell of a lot of alcohol was in their system. Their conclusion:

Most patients allegedly having had a spiked drink test negative for drugs of misuse. The symptoms are more likely to be a result of excess alcohol.

Now, here's where it gets interesting. This description of the study reads:

...not one of 75 women who thought their drinks were spiked with date-rape drugs like GHB, ketamine or Rohypnol tested positive for the drugs

But if you look at the original study, only 51 of 75 subjects (68%) were actually women. Perhaps a bit of sexism, there, thinking it's only women that don't take responsibility for their drinking errors? Drunk women are irresponsible. Drunk men? Nah!

First posted at Psyche Killer qu'est que c'est on 2/26/07

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