Lady to Ladette?

Young women in Australia are increasingly becoming known as ladettes, and they appear to be proud of it.

But health experts and psychologists are worried.

Dr Gavan Palk, of the Queensland University of Technology, studied the behaviour of a wide group of young women and discovered that the alcohol consumption of young women is on a rapid rise, becoming akin to the drinking habits of men.

Tim Brunero asked Dr Gavan how he explains the term ‘Ladette’.


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