This kind of relates to the old Girls Ski Free topic, but it's different enough that I thought I'd give it its own space.
Apparently, the mayor of a small Spanish town - Torredonjimeno - has banned men from the town's bars every Thursday night. Men who break the bylaw will be fined, with all of the money from the fines going to local groups that deal with domestic violence and sexual equality.
He says he wants his town to be ahead of the curve, when it comes to sexual equality. "We have to make men aware of the responsibilities they have in the home. "They don't just have a right to go out and drink beer with their friends, they also have to be a house-husband," said the mayor, Javier Checa.
Personally, I don't think that the government should have the right to tell businesses how they should be run in this particular respect, but I'm quite interested in hearing arguments from the other side.
quote:Originally posted by Dzuunmod: He says he wants his town to be ahead of the curve, when it comes to sexual equality. "We have to make men aware of the responsibilities they have in the home."
And gee, banning certain groups of people from establishments is a great way to stay ahead of the curve! I thought Western society had moved past the whole "let's make it so x group of people can't come in here so they learn their place" concept, but I see I've been proven wrong by this wiseguy.
I'd love to say more, but my mayor just told me to shut my computer off, since it is detracting from my responsibilities in the home...
Banning men from bars is rediculous and short sighted. I mean, not all men are married for a start, and for those who are, they go into town, looking for a night out and they can't go into a bar so they will probably just find some other sort of entertainment.
The assumption that men are generally bad parents and never help around the house must really pi$$ off a lot of men who don't fit that mould. Gay men ain't gonna like this either. Come on, men aren't going to blindly accept this sort of curfew. It's great that the mayor wants to support sexual equality, but this is seriously blinkered way of doing it. I don't see how he can consider himself 'ahead of the curve.' This law sounds medieval to me.
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