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You’re Not Sexist, Walter, You’re Just an Asshole

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In response to Craft Brewing Has a Sexism Problem, from Slate.com.

Craft brewing has a sexism problem is a pretty bold statement to make. The better title would have been, “A Small Handful of Breweries Have a Maturity Problem.” Yes, sexism likely does exist in brewing as it unfortunately exists in many other industries in the United States. That obviously doesn’t make it okay, but it’s also not okay to let a few immature breweries give a bad name to an entire industry.

A name and label like Panty Dropper isn’t offensive to me as a woman, it’s offensive to me as a consumer. It should be equally offensive to men. Having never been a man, I can’t speak in absolutes, but I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t give my money to a company that thinks I have to get a woman tipsy on their beer in order to remove her panties. The implication that women can be coerced into non-consensual sex through the use of alcohol is certainly offensive; there is no debating that. But it’s equally offensive for a beer to label men out of control date rapists. It’s not sexist, it’s just in extremely poor taste.

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Written by A+K

July 6th, 2015 at 4:00 pm