Sick of her 9 to 5, Rebecca Brooks moved across the globe to…

Sick of her 9 to 5, Rebecca Brooks moved across the globe to join the male-dominated world of butchers

  • Rebecca Brooks is the only full-time female butcher at at Forager’s Market, a nose to tail butcher shop in Brooklyn. 
  • In general, female butchers are a minority in the butcher industry — a scant 24.6% of butchers are women, according to a 2010 analysis by the National Women’s Law Center, a nonprofit for women’s rights.
  •  Butchers and meat cutters are considered “nontraditional occupations” for women, alongside other male-dominated jobs like police, lawyers, engineers and firefighter, according to the center. Read more (8/14/17)