Libation as Liberation?

Going toe to toe with men is a feminist act; going drink for drink with them isn't

So women finally are nearing equality in yet another area of social endeavor--the hotly contested field of binge drinking. Mullah Omar must be smirking in his safe house as he reads the Harvard School of Public Health study showing that college women are now drinking as fast and barfing as hard as the guys. It's exactly what the Taliban would have predicted: that alcohol abuse blends perfectly with women's liberation.

The ancient Greeks had the same suspicion. The 5th century B.C. playwright Euripides portrayed the oppressed and frustrated women of Thebes, egged on by the wine god Dionysus, abandoning their babies...

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