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Trending Topics in the Bar - Ladies in the Bar.

This is a very controversial topic - and I try not to activate any "booby traps" (probably the first word, which could have been chosen more wisely - for this topic).

I see myself as feminist. I am not afraid of women in the workplace. One of the best bosses I have had (EAM F&B and GM) were women...

So I am probably the least biased person (at least who is a man).

Should women earn the same as men? Hell yeah.

Should women have the same chance as men? Off course!

Should there be some "ladies only cocktail competitions"? A bit weaker yes for this one (would it be not a bit awkward, if there would be minority competitions e.g. for African-Americans only?) But I can understand, that it kinda makes sense...

Should be women behind the bar a trend? Clear no!
Why? Because it is basically the opposite of feminism. Most bars would not have women behind the bar, because they know as much (or more) than their male counterparts, but because they are "trendy" and eye candies. That's no progress - it is regress!

This also leads to one thing: women getting jobs - but don't get the great jobs, because a lot of women get their jobs because of their gender - and it becomes apparent for a lot of people, that women are not as good as their male counterparts (because the job market is distorted) - this isn't necessary true, but it has the appearance to be true.

So please: to all women: work your ass off. Fight for your right to be craft bartenders.
To marketeers and employers: don't make "a women behind the bar" to a trend. Please be blind. A bartender can be black or white or Asian (...), a woman or a man or a transgender, heterosexual or gay, normal or handicapped - what matters is their craftsmanship and their hosting skills and their knowledge. 

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