TO GO WITH China-Expo2010-tourism-entertainment BY Jo�lle GARRUS A barman prepares a cocktail in a trendy bar of Shanghai on April 16, 2010. Shanghai, the former Pearl of the Orient and a playground for 1930s high society, is once again a nighttime hot spot for the nouveau riche. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - A federal court has ruled that “Ladies Night” is all right.
The Manhattan-based Second Court of Appeals rejected a claim by Den Hollander, a self-proclaimed "Men's Rights" lawyer, who insisted that “Ladies Night” promotions such as half-price drinks and cheaper admission were unconstitutional, a result of “40 years of lobbying and intimidation, [by] the special interest group called ‘Feminism.’ "
Hollander insisted that because nightclubs are licensed by the state, the special deals required them to adhere to the equal protection clause of the Constitution. Without court intervention, Hollander claimed “none other than what’s left of the Wall Street moguls” will be able to afford to attend nightclubs.
The court wasn’t impressed by Hollander's lawsuit against a handful of New York clubs. It said nightclubs weren’t “state actors,” and dismissed the action.
Asked by a reporter about the odds that the high court will agree to hear his case, he responded that it was "about the same as some pretty young lady paying my way on a date."
On his website, Hollander says he’s fighting for men’s rights “before they have no rights left."