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Stuart 1Brittney StuartProfessor LewisEnglish 130122 April 2018Legal drinking ageNowadays people lean both ways when it comes to the argument of what the legal drinking age should be. Some believe it should stay how it is, and some believe it should go backto how it used to be. These people decide these things from the opinions they have or of their peers, and they decide without doing research and looking at the facts. From watching news broadcast to reading articles, there is so much controversy and different opinions nowadays so it’s hard to decide which decision is the right one. The legal drinking age should go back to 18 because if someone is able to vote, go to war, and buy tobacco at 18, there is no reason they shouldn’t be a loud to consume alcohol. A common concern of most is that at 18, a person isn’t grown and mature enough to be able to handle this responsibility, but that just goes back to the previous argument. There are other factors to look at that affect alcohol consumption besides not being 21. The legal drinking age should be lowered based off of only a few factors like gender, peer pressure/fake ID’s, and parental consumption. In a couple articles they talked about how woman sometimes drink due to their emotions or to alter their emotions for a night out. And what this means is that that certain person is expecting that they are going out so to ensure they have a good time they consume a lot of alcohol ahead of time. I read that this is most common in females above the age of 22. This couldbe because of a void missing or because they now have to become adults and do things on their
Stuart 2own. Once woman start to enjoy something and forget about their problems they start to repeat what they are doing and start to form a routine and or ritual. From the clothes they wear to the route they take. The ritual seems to act as a reinforcer in which, gender shows up as structured around the distribution of power and the night out represents a way in which co-researchers gain a self-perceived increase in personal power. This shows the comparison of female gender to theirritual night out and their behavior. In an article that has research of eight women who usually go out every month to binge drink, they eventually formed a ritual and repeated their same patterns.

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