Stanford University has removed a page from their website called Female Bodies and Alcohol after the internet got, perhaps justifiably, very mad about it. The page, which has been archived here, explains in great detail how alcohol can impact women differently than men, i.e.: they get drunk faster, are more likely to have "alcohol emergencies," etc.

Students, alumni and others were infuriated by the page's sexist terminology, and especially for what they perceived as victim-blaming in the language about alcohol and sexual assault:


In a section about "sexual intent and aggression," the site reads:

Research tells us that women who are seen drinking alcohol are perceived to be more sexually available than they may actually be. Therefore, women can be targeted with unwanted attentions due to that misperception.

It goes on to say that men "feel sexually aroused and are more responsive to erotic stimuli, including rape scenarios," and that for some guys, "being drunk serves as a justification for behavior that is demeaning or insulting, including the use of others as sexual objects."

Sources: USA Today