Quote of the Day

"It's much worse to see a woman drunk than a man: I don't know quite why this is true but it just is. Don't ever be responsible for it."Christopher Hitchens, part of his "simple pieces of advice for the young" about drinking, excerpted from his new memoir Hitch-22.

[TW] Aside from the overt misogyny of his statement, the curious admonishment to "the young" (by which Hitchens clearly means young straight men) to never "be responsible" for a woman being drunk disturbingly brings to mind his younger brother Peter's penchant for victim-blaming women who are raped after drinking.

There are many things in this life for which I am grateful. Among them is not having been raised in the Hitchens household.

[Related Reading: Christopher Hitchens: Minister of Funny.]

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