My dad told me a story about the days when bars were still called saloons.  As he explained it, when my grandparents were young the women didn’t go into the places.

This is the end result of a cultural collapse now 50-years in the making.

When he was a young man home from the Army, women didn’t go into “beer joints” as he called them without being escorted by a man.  By the time I was in high school and teenagers were sneaking a couple of shared cans of beer out behind the football field, a lot more girls were drinking.  I could see during my college days there were some women who put away the suds on a regular basis.  Looking back, I’m not sure most were as formidable drunks as some of my classmates, but you could spot a trend.  Now, new research shows women have reached parity.  With all the harmful side-effects, men have endured for millennia.

We like to believe we moderns have reached the pinnacle of social evolution.  I’m not so sure.  The libertines argue, I suppose, that more drunken women is a good thing.  This is the end result of a cultural collapse now 50-years in the making.  Ladies, how does equality feel?  You can answer me in the morning.