NO. JUST NO: Ohio bar offers menstrual-themed drink to support women’s shelter

There’s got to be better ways to support a cause that won’t make patrons want to throw up. Maybe a donation jar or tabletop signs promoting the shelter? Just a thought that isn’t so “visceral.”

From Fox News: For a bar in Ohio, it’s always that time of the month, and not everybody is happy about it.

A restaurant/bar in Lakewood, OH, caused controversy online when they unveiled their new berry margarita that comes garnished with a tampon. According to the bar’s Facebook post, one dollar from every purchase will be donated to a nearby women’s shelter.

Yuzu, an izakaya (casual Japanese pub) inspired bar, promoted the new drink on Facebook by posting “it’s that time of the month, time for a new menu that is…” The drink, called the Even Can’t Literally, is a berry margarita that comes garnished with a tampon. According to one of the restaurant’s bartenders, however, the tampon is optional.

Fox 8 in Cleveland reports that Sarah Krueger, the drink’s creator, told them “we also decided if someone doesn’t want the actual tampon in their drink, they can donate that tampon as well. They can get the drink and say ‘donate the tampon, we just want the drink’ and we’ll still donate the dollar to the woman’s shelter.”

Unfortunately, not everyone on Facebook thinks that the drink is a good idea. One user commented “You know you could have just donated those tampons to the women’s shelter, right? Where they need tampons? Okay, cool. Just making sure.” Another user said “round of applause Yuzu! I didn’t think it was possible, but you guys took a charitable cause for women and still managed to degrade female bodily functions and mock female vernacular with the drink name.”

Another user also took issue with the name, asking “Anyone else notice that the name of the drink is misogynistic too? Making fun of the way women talk?”

In a statement obtained by Fox News, Yuzu’s owner, David Bumba, said “it’s completely understandable at first reaction why some people may have had a visceral reaction to our fundraising efforts. This was a concept created by our female staff to raise money for a local women’s shelter, the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center. Our goal is also to spark an important conversation about the advocacy of women’s health issues, ignite awareness and action towards the needs of local women’s shelters, and dispel archaic attitudes about women’s bodies. The reality is that in our modern world, we are bombarded with an endless amount of advertisements and distractions. It takes something impactful to cut above the noise to get people’s attention. These are important issues that need to be discussed and it’s often easier to simply ignore them. We have received an overwhelming amount of support to continue our mission. We understand our concept is a topic for debate but at the end of the day, it’s about raising awareness and coming together to help those in need.”

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Dr. Eowyn
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So the bar’s patrons can opt to skip the tampon but they still get charged $1 for it. How deceptive and manipulative.

If you live in or visit Lakewood, Ohio, be sure to avoid this bar. Here’s the address:

Yuzu
13603 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
Ph: (440) 799-8343

William
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William

This has nothing to do with raising awareness of anything other than the fact that “feminism” is so far into the dark that it can never come back. Not that we want it back. This all about lowering the bar for what is acceptable, ostensibly to promote a cause but in such a way that is patently offensive and disgusting. Offensive and disgusting are “good” and “normal” now. Not that I’m saying women menstruating is disgusting and offensive, it’s just one of those “it is what it is” situations, not something you glorify or use to promote causes. Although there… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well, I rather suppose that’s the whole idea. They want to destroy all that’s feminine too. Everything we found attractive about our mothers, sisters, aunts, friends and lovers is to be reduced to…..this?

These people are deeply evil and sick. Just look how short a time it took to reduce people to joking about murdering infants and staging cannibal themed “banquets”. Once they strip away Christianity it doesn’t take long for the fall.

Silhouette
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Silhouette

I may have a calling…..to be in advertisement.

I can, without a doubt, propose a more eloquent and civil approach towards the need to support women’s shelters.

LoriQ
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LoriQ

I sincerely believe we have lost all sense of decorum as a society.

William
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William

Yes, and sadly womyn appear to be leading the way. Before feminism I always thought women were superior to men

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Salty with a hint of the beach, yet with a dry, almost cotton-ey finish.
An un-crushed cherry, with a tiny fuzzy pink hat adorning the swizzler, gives it a sophisticated, progressive look.

Steven Broiles
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It’s a deconstructed cocktail!

TrailDust
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What a brilliant marketing plan! (NOT)

Maryaha
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Maryaha

Ten dollars says they have collected approximately zero dollars in donations, and even if they have, none will be donated to a women’s shelter. Leftocrats don’t operate like that…they keep the money for themselves.

With people who take everything they do to an extreme, I have become very particular about where I go for food or drink. ?

Steven Broiles
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This reminds me of a fad, some ten or so years back, where women would soak a tampon in their favorite alcoholic drink and, AHEM, insert it you-know-where. (It made news because a few young women tried it and passed out and had to be taken to an E.R.)

Oh well. Beats a Bloody Mary, I guess…

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Democrats are low-rent. Totally “ratchet!”

Samuel
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Samuel

I’ve gotten to the point that whenever I hear anyone using the terms “dialogue”, “conversation”, “awareness”, “problematic”, “diversity”, “Inclusiveness”, et al, I automatically disregard everything they are saying as bullshit or irrelevant. Whichever side they are on; they are either clueless radicals, brainwashed people parroting their learned phrases to sound “correct”, or someone covering their ass and trying to convince everyone they really ARE aware, woke, and inclusive, in tune with “modern society” (or what the media trains us is expected in said society). No matter what, if they are using terms like that, I’ve never known them once to… Read more »