“Beer should be like violence: domestic”

Roots Bistro sign: "Beer should be like violence: domestic"

The bad news: Apparently, nobody at the Roots Bistro in Houston, Texas thought there was anything wrong with posting this sign over the weekend.

The good news: The internet instantly taught them otherwise and the sign was taken down within 10 minutes.

Even more good news: The restaurant’s manager seemed sincerely apologetic: “Everyone makes mistakes. We completely deserved the backlash, and I can’t be mad at anyone but myself.”

And some more bad news: But then they put up a weirdly defensive sign saying, “Seriously, focus your energy on equal rights.”

St. Paul, MN

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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