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Women in the Bottle: Women and Alcohol Abuse

Why do women abuse alcohol? Several recent books explore this question, from Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood to Happy Hours: Alcohol in a Woman's Life. Women drink to numb social anxiety as they cope with the many pressures and contradictions of contemporary femininity. Women drink to give themselves permission to express their opinions unapologetically. Women drink to excuse themselves from responsibility for sexual dalliances. Women drink because of loneliness, depression, shame, and self-loathing. And this is just the beginning of the conversation. The Center for Women's and Gender Studies presents a lecture on "Women in the Bottle: Women and Alcohol Abuse," with Dr. Lisa Johnson, Director of the CWGS, and Ms. Erin Morgan, campus coordinator of Alcohol & Drug Education Programs at USC Upstate.

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