Friday, August 27, 2010

Equality

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I received this in the mail yesterday.

Are ladies' nights at the bars next?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes.

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=3412561&page=1

Eric W. said...

What's in the women's only zone? Hopefully they aren't trying to sue saying the women's locker room is better than the men's. Although women's restrooms do tend to have more couches than men's... I better call my lawyer!

Darren said...

The facility I frequented had a women-only room which appeared to have the same machines in it as the rest of the gym. Lord *knows* what was going on in those women-only facilities!

MikeAT said...

Lord *knows* what was going on in those women-only facilities!

Remember Darren, Don't Ask, Don't Tell

KauaiMark said...

Does this mean I can get a membership to work out at "Curves" now? ;)

Darren said...

I was wondering the same thing.

Darren said...

Interesting story:

While I was scanning the document and writing the post, I was talking to my 14yo son about it. He didn't understand what was wrong with having a place where women could go to be away from men if that's what they wanted. Good libertarian thinking!

I asked him what he thought of a gym for only white people. "Oh, that would be racist!" I told him this gym issue is the same type of thing, only sexist. Discrimination is discrimination. He said, "But racism is worse." I asked why. "It just is." Damn, the public school brainwashing sneaked in despite my best training!

We discussed. I told him if they wanted to discriminate, to make their own private club or get their own equipment in their garage. We as a society have determined that we don't want places of business, which are semi-public places, to be able to discriminate against people because of their skin color, sex, religion, etc--that's just not the kind of society that we want. And that's why this ruling is the way it is.

I hope he'll ponder this.

maxutils said...

Ladies' nights have been illegal for about 10 years . . . some idiot in Davis sued, and won . . .

Anonymous said...

Ladies Night has been illegal since the California Supreme Court unanimously said so in 1985. Look up Koire v Metro Car Wash. See also:

http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/DFEH/Publications/PublicationDocs/UnruhActBrochure.pdf