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Eagle Rock Brewery’s legal battle with a men’s rights activist

Eagle Rock Brewery

Glassell Park — Eagle Rock Brewery tried to make what some call sport, beer drinking, a bit more female-friendly with a monthly educational forum for women. It’s intended to provide a space where ladies could enjoy a few pints minus the mansplaining.

Then in 2017, they were threatened with a discrimination case.

The brewery (which is actually in Glassell Park) wound up settling with the men’s rights activist Steve Frye, who regularly lodges lawsuits against different businesses – including Trump’s golf course – for providing preferential treatment for women, according to Eater.

Co-founder of the Brewery Ting Su wrote on her GoFundMe page, it was payout or lose the business.

“The sad truth we faced is that while defending ourselves against litigation it would mean risking the very brewery itself.”

She’s raising funds now to pay off the legal fees and the settlement. But the battle inspired her. She wrote:

“We truly believe that justice hasn’t been achieved and the fight isn’t over. To prevent this from happening again in the future, we are also raising funds to build awareness throughout the beer and small business communities.”

She wants to “eliminate the abuse of laws that allows for ‘men’s rights activists’ who target and unfairly take advantage of women’s groups and small businesses.”

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3 comments

  1. Unruh is clear on this. You cannot discriminate on the basis of many things, sex being one of them. Outreach to women is fine, but if you start barring men from your events, then you are violating the law. The owner’s defiance demonstrates that she still doesn’t get it.

  2. Legal equality among the sexes means women can no longer receive preferential treatment in society.

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