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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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Ruth Hatchette McBrayer's Peach Farming Odyssey3/18/2008 12:00:00 PM
Ruth Hatchette McBrayer's Peach Farming Odyssey 2008 03 18 The Center for Women's and Gender Studies continues its "Women In" Lecture Series with a celebration of South Carolina womens' history. Dr. Melissa Walker, a history professor at Converse College,
You are my Everything: Women in Codependent Relationships2/14/2008 1:00:00 PM
The Center for Women's and Gender Studies celebrates Valentine's Day by examining destructive patterns in relationships, as well as suggesting more healthy relationship sytles.
Girlfight: Women in Competition with Each Other1/30/2008 12:00:00 PM
Departing from the widespread fascination with the cultural phenomenon of "mean girls" - usually a shallow stereotype of female aggression - this lecture and discussion will focus on the social and cultural roots of the conflicts between women on the field and the court.
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