It’s not unlikely that your girlfriend of past or present has kicked you to the couch for being a drunken mess at some point in your relationship. But science says we have almost achieved parity among the genders when it comes to one thing and that’s, well, being a drunken mess.
While public health officials have long said that men are more likely to drink than women, new research shows that millennial women might have closed the gender drinking gap. A study, published in BMJ Open, found that men born between 1891 and 1910 were 2.2 times as likely as women to drink, 3.0 times more likely to drink alcohol in ways suggestive of problematic use and 3.6 times more likely to experience alcohol-related harms. But women born between 1991 and 2000 can hang. They’re throwing back shots and pounding cold ones almost just as much as dudes, who are only 1.1 times more likely to consume, 1.2 times more like to drink too much and 1.3 times more likely to fuck something up.
Yes, we’re told it’ll be another 170 years before women earn equal pay, but consider this glass ceiling hammered. I’ll drink to that!