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Lawyer Sues Women's Studies Department for Discrimination Against Men

When a university offers a women's studies program but no men's studies program, is it engaging in unconstitutional discrimination against men?  Yes, says Roy Den Hollander, a New York lawyer who's suing Columbia University, a "bastion of bigotry against men."  Hollander alleges that the university has "thrown its influence and prestige into violating the rights of men by offering a women's studies program but no men's studies program."

Columbia isn't the only target of this self-styled civil rights champion.  Hollander has sued various bars for discriminating against men with "Ladies Night" promotions that offer free or cheap drinks to women but no similar benefits for men.  Of course, Hollander didn't learn of this grave injustice until shortly after his divorce, when he went out to a bar with a friend in an effort to lift his spirits and was charged more for his drink than his female counterparts.  In fact, Hollander hopes to convert the "Ladies Night" suit into a class action.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on August 28, 2008 at 11:08 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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