"A restaurant owner in Charlottesville, Va., says Hannah Graham, the missing 18-year-old University of Virginia student, was incapacitated when she walked away with Jesse Matthew, a suspect charged with her abduction." - Doug Stanglin, USA Today, September 26, 2014. Here is that article.
Hannah Graham's name joins the growing list of female college students in which booze allegedly played a negative or even fatal role in their lives. The reality seems to be that, for most young females, a lot of booze and the ability to protect themselves against harm don't co-exist.
There was a less liberal time in the lives of female college students when the "system" assumed responsibility for our safety. There were the Deans of Women and housemothers who supervised social events involving booze and checked us out when we returned from having a good time.
Those assessed by the powers that be to have had too good a time when hauled into a student court. At Seton Hill, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, during the early 1960s, that court suspended several of my female classmates. At that time that sure served as a deterrent. In those days a female just didn't get kicked out of college.
That might have saved our lives. We were trusting and out to have a good time. One night the Dean of Woman stopped me from returning to the bar after I had swung by the dorm again to get more money. Without that intervention I could have gone missing like Graham allegedly had.
Do institutions of higher learning have to frame intoxication, by both females and males, as the kind of offense which can lead to suspension - or worse? In society in general, after all, anyone can be arrested for public intoxication.