How bartenders fight harassment and workplace violence
In her nine years as a bartender, Katelyn Goodwin has poured drinks at a variety of establishments — from local watering holes to gentlemen’s clubs. In the beginning of her career, she would nod and smile when men harassed her from the other side of the bar.
“It’s almost this mentality that you’re working for that person,” she says of patrons who catcall or try to touch the women mixing their drinks. “That person is going to determine how much money you make … But it’s almost like if you’re in a certain profession it gives people a green light to treat you in a certain way.”