Posts Tagged ‘roofies’

Sexist Beatdown: Date Rape Drugs And A Couple of Beers

Earlier this week, we looked at the popular fear of date rape drugs, and how that fear helps distract us from acquaintance rapes that involve willingly ingested substances, like beer. Beer, you say? In this edition of Sexist Beatdown, Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown and I talk booze—the most common date-rape drug, the cause of [...]

The Date Rape Drug Is An Urban Myth. Let’s Put It to Rest.

This week, a study in the British Journal of Criminology announced that "date rape drugs" are "largely an urban myth," as "there is a stark contrast between heightened perceptions of risk associated with drug-facilitated sexual assault and a lack of evidence that this is a wide-spread threat." Several sites for women met the news with [...]