A new study of binge-drinking young Brits has revealed that women are significantly more delinquent than men when drunk and far more likely to have sex and get into fights, than their relatively mild mannered men.
Women are more likely than men to have unplanned or unsafe sex (34% to 24%), to be hospitalized (17% to 13) to get into rows (59% to 45%) and to have fights (11% to 9%).
The study of 1,000 18-30 year olds revealed that women are almost 50% more likely to have unsafe sex or unplanned sex (34% to 24%) and 20% more likely to be violent (11% to 9%), with many getting drunk in the first place either to boost their confidence (31%) or to make up for a bad day (33%).
“What is most alarming of all is the fact that young women seem to be risking more than young men, said Jean Coussins, the chief executive of the Portman Group who commissioned the study.
“They are getting into more fights, more arguments and are being arrested or cautioned by the police more than young men.”
The latest findings emerged less than two years after scientists suggested Britains growing obesity epidemic means women are becoming increasingly manly, according to a report in the Standard.
We are going to have slightly more masculine-looking women in future, Professor Mike Lean predicted in 2003, The situation is getting worse.
In more gender-bending news, the Metro newspaper highlighted an even more alarming new trend behind the feminisation of British men this week, namely an incurable condition called gynecomastia (colloquially known as man-boobs, said Metro).
Men are growing breasts and the worrying phenomenon is on the increase, said the paper. Alcohol abuse, drugs and the contraceptive pill are being blamed.
Surgery is the only option for men who develop large amounts of breast tissue and dont want it, US gynecomastia specialist Merle Yost added.
The alternative is to live with it, and a surprising number of men do. They are often older and married- and end up seeing their breasts as something positive.
http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check.php (Are you worried about your drinking? Take the FAST* test – His if you’re male and Hers if you’re female – and you can find out in minutes if you should cut down or seek help for your drinking . . .)
http://www.gynecomastia.org (Gynecomastia can be emotionally devastating. Feelings of shame, embarrassment and humiliation are common. One does not feel masculine in a society where masculinity is exalted. Self-hate threads itself through all aspects of the individual’s life, creating an insidious web of powerlessness.
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)