Alcohol, college, and 192 assaults per day

Widely acclaimed speaker and activist Jean Kilbourne, EdD discusses the role of alcohol on college campuses, especially how women are affected by high risk drinking scenarios. She shares statistics such as 192 women are assaulted per day as a result of drinking.
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High-risk drinking causes an enormous amount of trouble on college campuses throughout the country. On an average day in America, four college students die from alcohol related causes, another 1,370 suffer injuries as a result of drinking and 192 women are sexually assaulted or raped by their dates every single day. There's a lot of sexual assault on college campuses and alcohol is often related. This doesn't mean that alcohol is the cause, sexism is the cause, but the alcohol is often a contributing factor so it increases the risk tremendously for college students. It's very, very important for parents to talk to their children about drinking and research is clear that even though you feel it's not making any difference, it does make a difference. And particularly to talk about your own values about it, to discourage high-risk drinking, all of that is very important. It's also very important that we work together for some public policy changes. The single most effective way to reduce the consumption of alcohol by young people is to raise taxes on alcohol. Now, that's an unpopular thing to say these days, but it's absolutely true. Raising the price makes it less likely that kids are going to drink. It's also important to restrict alcohol advertising. A great deal of alcohol advertising targets young people and even children and the research is clear that it has a tremendous impact on them. So we could join many other countries around the world and not allow alcohol marketers to target our children.
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Widely acclaimed speaker and activist Jean Kilbourne, EdD discusses the role of alcohol on college campuses, especially how women are affected by high risk drinking scenarios. She shares statistics such as 192 women are assaulted per day as a result of drinking.

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Jean Kilbourne, EdD

Author & Social Theorist

Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. Her films, lectures, and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses.

She is the author of the award-winning book Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. The prize-winning films based on her lectures include Killing Us Softly, Spin the Bottle, and Slim Hopes. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including “The Today Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” She has served as an advisor to the Surgeon General and has testified for the U.S. Congress. She holds an honorary position as Senior Scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Women.

According to Susan Faludi, “Jean Kilbourne’s work is pioneering and crucial to the dialogue of one of the most underexplored, yet most powerful, realms of American culture —advertising. We owe her a great debt.” A member of the Italian Parliament said, “Hearing Jean Kilbourne is a profound experience. Audiences leave her feeling that they have heard much more than another lecture, for she teaches them to see themselves and their world differently.”

She has received many awards, including the Lecturer of the Year award from the National Association for Campus Activities. A more unusual tribute was paid when an all-female rock group in Canada named itself Kilbourne in her honor.

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