Category: Opinion

Normalizing Alcohol (Should We Normalize Alcohol?)

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Critics of alcohol advertising often argue that it’s normalizing alcohol drinking. So what’s wrong with normalizing drinking? There’s nothing at all wrong with normalizing alcohol unless a person’s goal is eliminating drinking in favor of forced abstinence. The hatchet-wielding Carrie Nation would have opposed normalizing alcohol. The Prohibition Party (yes, it still exists) would oppose it. The …

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Intoxication Isn’t an Excuse for Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault

This article is by Mary Fontanazza, an expert on abuse. She explains why intoxication isn’t an excuse for any bad behavior. Of course, this includes domestic abuse and sexual assault. Nevertheless, people usually try to excuse their bad behavior on their intoxication. Doing so is comforting to perpetrators, victims, and who love them. However, it’s …

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