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Centuries of women portrayed as objects for the titillation of men, coupled with beer's troublesome history of sexism, has complicated the empowerment of female beer influencers.

September 23, 2019

Making craft beer a better place for women is not a destination; it's a journey. I don't imagine we'll ever reach the end of that road. But all in all, I've come to the conclusion that for all the damage being done to women in beer, it's not always by women. A sexist culture that's sustained by generations of male supremacist attitudes isn't as concrete of a thing to judge compared to a flagrantly sexual photo. It's always been easier to point the finger at self-assured women rather than confront the systemic inequalities that have gotten us to this point.