The #MeToo movement highlighting sexual abuse has a Milwaukee bar in its sights because of the establishment’s name.
The “Walk Her Inn, Drag Her Out” bar caught the attention of local resident Paress Huebner, who shared a photo of the bar’s sign on social media, according to Fox 6 — not helping matters, the sign features a cartoon caveman dragging a woman by her hair.
Clearly, in today’s politically correct world where sexual abuse is on the front page far too often, few find humor in the age-old characterization.
“A friend of mine showed it to me a month ago and I said ‘this exists? It’s 2018. This is insane,’” Huebner told the Fox affiliate.
“It’s, at the very least, unnecessary, at the most offensive,” she stated. “For whatever reason, I was like ‘let’s put it on Facebook,’ and something needs to be done and said because they just crossed the line.”
Diane Plumeri, who has owned the bar with her husband, Kristian, for nine years, does not see a reason to change the long-established name.
“If it is offensive, I apologize, but it’s been that way for over 30 years,” Plumeri said.
“I don’t find it offensive,” she added. “It’s a neighborhood establishment. Everyone is welcome to come in.”
Ironically, according to the husband, Diane was the one partial to keeping the name when the couple discussed changing it a while back.
Social media users weren’t so convinced there was a problem, as seen in a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Paress Huebner, the perfect example of someone that needs a life. 30 years without issue and little miss SJW is pushing for a name change. Hey Paress, just go get another cat and leave people alone. https://t.co/E2kAMqk9Hy
— Tweek, not a tweeker (@NotAMaleModel) April 27, 2018
The only way to interpret this as rape culture is if you are either a rapist, or a misandrist. The argument is predicated on the notion that a man's default response to a woman who has drank to much is to rape her. https://t.co/gjkeyrZp9p
— Wonderbeard (@WonderbeardShow) April 26, 2018
— Holmes (@brianh5201) April 26, 2018
If they don’t like the name don’t go there. There once was a country called the United States of America where people had Liberty & Freedom to do almost anything they wanted unless it harmed others even if it was offensive to some. I wonder what happened to the country…
— Shawn Roberts (@CaptScarecrow2) April 26, 2018
— William Idzikowski (@MrNorml) April 26, 2018
I like it. Very romantic.
— Adam Prine (@prine012478) April 27, 2018
Of course, one social media user had an excellent suggest for a new name for the joint:
A name change is in order: pic.twitter.com/4RcnsB4QeV
— The Fritzklenners (@fritzklenners) April 26, 2018
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