Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Lady Stoner

Samhita of Feministing asks, "Is smoking weed a feminist act?" She cites an article from Seattle's The Stranger about male-dominated mainstream pot culture in which, "Men are allowed to be lazy" but women are held to a more ambitious standard.

I have to agree, I never thought of pot as a male activity, probably because many of the women I knew in college were just as likely -- if not more likely -- to toke up as our male classmates. On the other hand, when pot is depicted in popular culture (Road Trip, Half Baked) it's depicted as a male activity. You almost never see women toking up on screen unless it's some kind of cheesy after-school special.

I think this may be one of many instances where popular culture inaccurately reflects real life. Thoughts?

Cross-posted on campusprogress.org/blog.

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