D-Bags at College Bar In WA Think 'Date Grape Koolaid' Is a Great Name for a Drink

With the staggering statistic that 20-25% of college women report surviving rape or attempted rape, the news that a bar in Spokane, Washington – home to a large student population – has chosen to name a drink “Date Grape Koolaid” is the latest appalling example of rape culture.

The Daiquiri Factory’s Facebook page is filled with disparaging comments by the administrators targeting those who express their disappointment at the bar’s decision to make light of something as serious as date rape. (Warning: these comments are incredibly insensitive and offensive.)

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The internet is rife with articles showing the shocking and distasteful manner in which the company is defending its name choice. Buzzfeed and Feministing have covered the story on their respective websites, check out their coverage to see just how far the Daiquiri Factory is taking this outrageous attempt at humor. The most terrible part? The company continues to defend the name “Date Grape Koolaid,” and even mocks anyone attempting to explain what seems to be a glaringly obvious point: rape is never funny.

petition started by Left Action is trying to convince the bar that dropping the offensive name is the only right thing to do.

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