Minnesota Bans Ladie’s Nights
Okay, so they didn’t ban Ladie’s Nights, but they did ban the best part: cheap drinks for having a vagina.
The state of Minnesota has charged 5 bars with gender discrimination, calling their practice of offering cheaper drinks to women a blatant act of sexist discrimination.
And, well…it is. Giving cheaper service based on gender is discrimination against the other gender.
But these are private businesses, who have the right to refuse and regulate service based on how they want. Why does the government feel the need to involve themselves? The government is explicitly interfering with the bar’s ability to make money.
Of course, if they were only giving certain ethnicities cheaper drinks, many would be demanding the government intervene. If we give complete freedom for people to discriminate however they want, are we really living in a free country?
More food for thought: Why is it not okay to give preference because of gender, but age discrimination is allowed? Movie tickets, fairs, exhibits, museums, you name it, all offer a variety of discounts based on age. Why draw the line at gender?
What do you think readers? Is the government right to step in and regulate private-business practices in order to keep it fair and balanced? Or is this a case of selective law-enforcement?