Is Ladies' Night Sexist?

Imagine paying full price then learning that another group of people get in free or at a significant discount solely on the basis of their gender. Sounds sexist? Well, that's exactly why one lawyer is suing night clubs who have ladies' night (and lost):

Men sick of having to pay full price at bars and nightclubs where women get discounts on "ladies' night" have failed to win sympathy from a federal appeals court, which ruled this week that such promotions don't violate the U.S. Constitution.

A self-described "anti-feminist" lawyer, Roy Den Hollander, sued over ladies' night drink specials at several New York clubs, arguing that they discriminate against men. The case went to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, where judges ruled against Den Hollander on Wednesday.

"The guys are paying for girls to party. I don't think that's fair," Den Hollander told the New York Daily News, vowing to escalate his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. "It's a transfer of money from the wallets of guys to the pocketbooks of girls."

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You can’t have it both ways – You cannot make it a crime to discriminate based on someones race while allowing gender discrimination to remain legal.

If I cannot open a hot dog stand that says: Hotdogs: $2 ($5 for Whites)

Then you cannot open a bar that says: Drinks: $2 ($5 for Men)

The misguided zealots of the civil rights movement missed this in their fervor to right all wrongs, and in doing so perverted the entire concept of property rights in a free society.

If it is your business, you should be able to operate it according to any set of rules that you choose. It is a business – it is not a public service institution. You ought not be obligated or compelled by law to do commerce with anybody. Nor should you be compelled to offer the same price to everyone. It’s YOUR business. Run it however you see fit and the market will determine its success or failure.

But no, hypocrites flying the flag of freedom have done more to tie the hands of the people than any other single accomplishment they can lay claim to. So much so that there actually is a lot of precedent for banning ‘ladies nights’. And it’s all f’ing ridiculous.
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"Once everything else is equal, I'll worry about this. So long as I get paid 85% of what males of comparable skill and education level in the same field make (and that's being generous to some fields), just give me my alcohol."

Ahem. Women who refrain from marriage and children make MORE money than single men who also refrain from marriage and children.

Your statement is stale, decades old feminazi propaganda. All things being equal, women in the US make as much or more than their male colleagues. Throw a spouse or kids into the mix and those obligations negatively impact work performance and compensation.
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Whatever happened to common sense? The favoritism here isn't to exclude anybody it's to get chicks to come to a place where they probably wouldn't go otherwise. It's enticement, not exclusion. That's the big difference.
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The cry of the pretend feminist. Give me equality when it's convenient.

Bars also were going to close down when people couldn't smoke in them any more.

Where do you think the women who go to bars would go if they eliminated ladies night? Late-night church socials?
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