Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 61: Women, Alcohol, & the Glamorization of Drinking

This week’s episode has the potential to ruffle some feathers. Because Tracey and I are talking about the glamorization of drinking in our current cultural climate and the potentially negative effects of this kind of marketing.

Specifically, Tracey and I are asking the question:  Is our society currently normalizing alcoholism for women, especially moms?

Deep breaths before this one, friends.

Any of you who know Tracey or me personally also know we both enjoy a nice tequila now and again. So neither of us are against drinking or are trying to demonize alcohol with this conversation.

What we are trying to do is talk about the difference between enjoying an alcoholic beverage once in a while and the blatant glamorization of alcohol consumption, for women in particular.

This is a conversation that was first brought to my attention by several women I follow online (a few of them listed below) who are also all sober. Tracey and I thought it was important to add our non-sober voices to the choir of folks talking about this issue.

We sincerely hope this discussion is useful and insightful for some of you.

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Highlights from the episode:

  • Alcohol as a social lubricant
  • Glamorization of alcohol for women and moms
  • When not drinking stands out
  • Asking yourself WHY you’re drinking
  • The importance of seeing healthy use of alcohol
  • Children are observant, they notice your drinking
  • Kristen Bell on Ellen
  • Unhealthy use of alcohol vs. addiction
  • How Mommy Drinking Culture Has Normalized Alcoholism for Women in America
  • Relationship between alcohol and breast cancer risk
  • Alcohol and sexual exploration
  • Drinking for social confidence
  • And more!

Social media accounts/individuals I follow who initially got me thinking about my attitude towards alcohol and how it is marketed to women:

 

Piquing Our Curiosity:

Siete Foods Grain Free Tortilla Chips, which are made from cassava flour, are delicious, and are my current food obsession. The company started when the founder, Veronica Garza, was diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions and her family rallied around her to help her heal. Read the story here. This family is inspiring, their chips are delicious, and you can thank me later for introducing you to these chips.

 

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