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{November 11, 2009}   Is the Urban Myth Fact or Fiction

The urban myth study is still headlining the news. Here is a link to an exhaustive look at the issues: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1225854/Are-date-rape-spiked-drinks-urban-myth.html “The real threat,” it says in the article, “is not what is put into your drink, but the drink itself.”  In other words, it implies that woman are delusional and think they have been drugged when actually they drank too much. The research/study  indicates that “alcohol is far more likely to be a factor in rape and sexual assault than drug spiking.” While this may be true, it doesn’t negate the fact that drink spiking is occuring. One of the concerns is that while a “fear of drink spiking prevails, too little attention will be paid to how much women are drinking.” This returns to my question: Why should how much a woman drinks be a contributing factor in date-rape. Rape is rape! If a woman has been drinking and someone slips a powerful date-rape drug into the drink there is a chance that she will not survive the synergistic affects of alcohol and date-rape drug. Then it becomes a question as to whether the woman contributes to her demise by having drank. The reasoning is not right. Just because a woman drinks or drinks too much she should not be more at risk for date-rape.

 

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