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Women's Love Affair with Wine and What it Means for You

When it comes to the typical alcoholic beverage, the sexes seem to split into two distinct groups, with women preferring their cabernets and men their Budweiser’s. Wine may seem like a safe choice, but what does women’s love affair with wine mean for physical, if not mental, health? Read More

It's not enough to be good, a woman has to be perfect

More directives on how women can behave better. Have a glass of wine with coworkers? Don't even think about it. Now go home to your family, lest you let your hair down and be human for even a minute. You're female, we can't allow any deviation.

A very well-thought article.

This is a great article. From personal experience, its easy to see a woman drinking a couple glasses of wine and not think too much about it. My mom often has a few glasses of wine at night, and it was so easy to overlook when I was younger.

Now that I've become a waitress licensed to serve alcohol, I've learned that wine is generally higher-proof than beer. To get licensed I used a blood alcohol level chart (http://www.brad21.org/bac_charts.html). In the chart, 1 drink is for 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor. (http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/whatcountsdrink/whatsastandarddr...)

I'm a woman, but I typically don't drink wine. I've stopped drinking alcohol pretty much all together because I had just started to "cuddle up at the end of day" with a beer during a stressful transition in my life. Nowadays at the end of the day, I'm happy to cuddle up with my boyfriend and maybe some chocolate too. :)

I think its interesting and harmful women are portrayed this way on TV. It normalizes such experiences and makes it harder to recognize any drinking problems in both yourself and others.

Right.

Right. And us men have Don Draper and all his cronies to deal with as role models. If I'm really honest with myself, I would say I definitely drink more hard liquor as I have become hooked on videos of that show. They make it look so appealing. Best wishes, Glenn

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry. For those of you who don't know who Don Draper is, he's the lead character in the show, "Mad Men".

I thought that drinking

I thought that drinking alcohol - any amount - actually INCREASED the risk of breast cancer?

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her latest book is The Search for Fulfillment.

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