- Last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention came under fire for publishing a guide cautioning women to take birth control if they drink
- Many labeled the guidelines as ‘sexist’, saying that it placed blame on women only for spreading STDs and having unplanned pregnancies
- A Brooklyn man created his own handy ‘guide’, pointing all the negative ways alcohol can effect men, too
Last week, new guidelines for alcohol use among women were published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in which doctors and nurses were advised to recommend birth control for women who consume alcohol and are also sexually active — while saying nothing at all about men’s drinking habits.
Critics were quick to point out that the guide was both ‘patronizing’ and ‘sexist’, holding women solely responsible for unplanned pregnancies and STDs while leaving men’s actions out of the equation entirely.
To counter that, Brooklyn-based designer Chris Giganti rethought those guidelines with guys in mind, pointing out that alcohol can have just as many negative consequences on the male population — if not more.