On Gender and Beer: Do We Need Saving?

Originally posted on This Is Why I'm Drunk:
When I first began thinking months ago about my recent series of posts on gender and beer, I centered them around this question: Can women save beer? That theme was inherently flawed, not only because the onus shouldn’t be on only women, but also because it…

On Gender and Beer: Changing Our Expectations of Women

Originally posted on This Is Why I'm Drunk:
Remember that? In 2003, this was the apex of  advertising for Miller Lite, who aired the ad during that year’s Super Bowl. The cause of the argument – “great taste” or “less filling” – doesn’t really focus on the beer, does it? But that’s the point.…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 13

On this day in 1937, Sadie Hawkins Day first appeared in Lil’ Abner’s comic strip. In the original story, Sadie’s father was worried that she would never be married, so he announced a race for all of the town’s eligible bachelors. Sadie was ordered to run after them, and he declared that, “Th’ one she…