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Cleverest women are the heaviest drinkers

Women "with degrees are almost twice as likely to drink daily" sounds like fodder for all sorts of inappropriate joking, but I'd like to think it's about a willingness to abandon oneself to both pleasure and the moment. [via] -NA


Mo' money, mo' problems.

posted by Eric at 11:23 PM on April 5, 2010

I think it's more a combination of the sense of entitlement and buffer from consequences that more affluent people have, combined with the fact that college is basically a 4-year pub crawl, and those habits continue past graduation.

posted by sac at 3:59 PM on April 6, 2010

As girls, they may have grown up in middle-class families and seen their parents drink regularly.

I read the article and I think it is a little unfair for those who grew up in a middle class family to be described that way. I, for one, grew up in a middle class family but my father nor my mother does not drink regularly. And there are many like me out there. Middle class family does not necessarily mean a bum for a parent.

posted by khaye914 at 11:45 AM on April 10, 2010

Well, I resent the fact that drink regularly = bum for a parent. Since when??

There's a difference between 'drink regularly' (which could mean twice a week) and 'have a drinking problem.' The article gives stats on daily drinking, but not on the drinking problems, apart from being 1.7 times more likely than the less educated. Since we don't know what that's compared to, it doesn't mean much. It could also just mean that the better educated you are, the more likely you are to admit that there is a problem...

posted by sent13nt at 11:59 PM on April 11, 2010

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