Drunk Patriarchy

4/26/19 - We open our topic suggestion box and talk about women's drinking and sobriety, lifehacks, therapy, and friendship with men. Note: in discussing alcohol and Men™, we mention sexual assault.  

Credits

Our theme song is Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn. 

Logos by Kenesha Sneed.

Original music composed and performed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.

Photo by Carlos Montoya/Flickr

READING LIST

Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

The real reason why women drink (2016)

The new face of risky drinking is female (2013)

Our favorite life hacks right now:

Resources for affordable therapy:

Tips for friendships across differences of race and/or gender:

  • If you’re a person of color, female, and/or trans, you don’t need to center someone else’s perspective, especially when a topic of discussion may touch on your identity or experiences.

  • If you’re white, male, and/or cisgender, don’t expect your friend to center or cater to your needs and perspective. Especially when your conversation touches an aspect of your friend’s identity.

  • The price of intimacy is listening, learning, and opening yourself up to making mistakes and hearing your friend’s perspective. Don’t rant in public, listen.

  • It’s perfectly okay for you to dislike Men™ and still love individual men.

  • It’s perfectly okay for you to dislike White People™ and still love individual white people.

  • It’s perfectly okay for others to dislike Men™ and engage with you, a man. However, no one ones you their attention.

  • It’s perfectly okay for others to dislike White People™ and engage with you, a white person. However, no one ones you their attention.

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