Ah, Ladies Night at the local pub. A time to go out with a bunch of friends, order half price dinners shared five or six ways, and indulge in cheap alcohol. I would never have survived my first few years of teaching without it.
Apparently, though, the concept of discounted cover charges and two-for-the-price-of-one drinks designated solely for women on a specific night didn’t sit well with “self-proclaimed ‘Men’s Rights’ lawyer” Den Hollander.
Hollander claimed that the idea of “Ladies Night” was unconstitutional and blamed this alleged gender inequality on a very common whipping
boy girl: feminism.
Hollander insisted that because nightclubs are licensed by the state, the special deals required them to adhere to the equal protection clause of the Constitution. Without court intervention, Hollander claimed “none other than what’s left of the Wall Street moguls” will be able to afford to attend nightclubs.
Manhattan’s Second Court of Appeals rejected Hollander’s claim, so “Ladies Nights” are safe … for now.
The thing is, this idea of sexism against males as a result of feminism run amok is a Pandora’s box that gets opened from time to time. And eventually, the conversation about whether or not there is some truth to these accusations is going to have to happen.
Hollander, however, is clearly not the guy to lead the charge (you can check out his website here … I think he’s pretty creepy).
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