"You know they have ladies' night because women make less than men and therefore need the discount," claimed one male friend. He may have had in mind a 2003 U.S. Department of Labor study that found women on average make 78 percent of men's wages. I doubt, however, bar owners are concerned with women's wages when pushing drink specials for ladies.This made me chuckle a little.
"We deserve discounted booze - do you know how much effort we have to put into going to a bar - the hair, makeup, outfit, shoes," a female friend asked. In essence, she claimed women have earned the right to cheap liquor as a result of vanity. This may have been true in the past, but in this day of metrosexuality where men are sometimes more concerned with their appearance than women, the argument holds little weight.
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In the words of a friend who embraces the ideas of feminism, "these drink specials are our reparations, we have been discriminated against throughout history, and this is one small way for us to have an advantage just for ladies."