Do British Women Need an Alcohol Class?

by: Mike Miller

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, an article in the Daily Mail caught my attention. I have to admit that it was not just the subject matter – young, British, professional women tarting it up and getting roaringly drunk quite often – but the photos accompanying the article.

Either way, it is interesting to note that there appears to be serious binge drinking on the part of British professional women. My grandmother would be shocked by this behavior. I remember stories from her discussing growing up in London in the 1930s and 40s. The women who had professional jobs were proud of themselves and walked with wanting to be respected.

My first thought is that today’s women are night-and-day different from those of my Granny’s era. Yet, upon deeper reflection, the actions and motivations remain the same. Today’s British professional women too are proud of who they are. Like Granny, they get dolled up to go out on the town. They just show a lot more skin.

Like Granny, today’s professional women want to be respected as well. They just dress much more liberally.

This was the second in a series of blogs looking at the drinking habits, perhaps the drinking problem, of today’s British professional women.