Feminists demanded equality, and as H.L. Mencken once said, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” And so, the people who elected the ultra-liberal leaders of California who passed all those pro-equality laws are now getting what they voted for good and hard.
The latest targets for lawsuits are events that charge women less than men. Those used to be known as “ladies’ nights,” the idea being that gathering places want to entice women to come in, because they attract men to come in. Is this outrageous sexual discrimination or simply a recognition of the basic fact of life that’s been true for millennia that men pursue women?
Well, if it involves recognizing basic facts, it can’t be a California law. So, in the name of gender equality, originally touted as something to help women, women are being forced to allow men into their bathrooms and locker rooms, give up the safety and sisterhood of women-only social events, and pay more for things they used to get free or at discount.
The latest example: three single men are suing a San Diego Double Tree hotel for sexual discrimination for hosting a pool party that charged $175 per couple, $20 for single women, but no single men were allowed. The plaintiffs feel that $16,000 in damages each should soothe their hurt feelings at being barred from hitting on single women in swimsuits. Next, the attorney is suing a pool hall over an event that cost men $40 to enter and women $5.
Considering he’s making everything more expensive for women, and discouraging bars from doing anything to attract women, I have to imagine that he must be pretty widely hated by both women and men. But I guess being a lawyer, he’s used to that.