Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ladies Night a form of Sexual Discrimination

In a recent LSU editorial, Donald Hodge, questions whether or not 'Ladies Night' is a form of sexual discrimination.

From Article:
"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.

"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."

This made me chuckle a little.


Adrienne said...

Ladies night has one purpose. It is to fill the bar up with ladies so the gents will follow. They could care less what ladies have in their pocketbooks:)

Christina said...
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Christina said...

Yep. Women get all dolled up to go to Ladies Night so they can be used as accessories to bring the bar more male business.

Shouldn't the proprietors of these establishments be paying them, instead of charging them for their drinks?

Probably why I've never been inclined to go to Ladies' Night. :)

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