My advice to college students

Boston.com posted two very sexist lists of advice for men and women.  (The original post is here.)   No, seriously; go read them.  You won’t believe it until you see it.

My #AdviceToCollegeWomen would start off with “Don’t listen to old hags who tell you to ‘moisturize’ and keep a hot little bod while telling men to set goals and network.”  My more-serious list:

  1. Go to all of your classes, all of the time.  Or at least keep your total absences at or below once per class per semester.
  2. Colleges have three types of people: those who study and don’t party; those who study and party; and those who party and don’t study.  Don’t be the last type.
  3. Don’t get pregnant and don’t get an STD.
  4. Don’t ever drink so much that you black out, become ill, or cannot control what happens to you.
  5. Do not leave a friend who is that drunk.
  6. Major in something useful; minor in something fun.
  7. Make sure that you graduate in four years, keep your debt to a minimum, and work every summer (and during the school year, if possible).

My #AdvicetoCollegeMen is:

  1. Go to all of your classes, all of the time.  Or at least keep your total absences at or below once per class per semester.
  2. Colleges have three types of people: those who study and don’t party; those who study and party; and those who party and don’t study.  Don’t be the last type.
  3. Don’t get anyone pregnant and don’t get an STD.
  4. Don’t ever drink so much that you black out, become ill, or cannot control what happens to you.  Do not have sex with a woman when either of you are that drunk.
  5. Do not leave a friend who is that drunk.
  6. Major in something useful; minor in something fun.
  7. Make sure that you graduate in four years, keep your debt to a minimum, and work every summer (and during the school year, if possible).

Any additions?

Update: Welcome, Legal Insurrection readers!  You’re just in time for my snark about “victim blaming.”

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