A self-proclaimed "agitator" against feminism declared ladies nights at Colorado nightspots dead Friday after prevailing in the first stage of a civil rights complaint against the Proof Nightclub in southeast Denver.
Steve Horner learned Thursday that Colorado's Division of Civil Rights for the Department of Regulatory Agencies sided with him in his complaint that men were unfairly having to pay cover charges and higher drink prices than women at the Proof's ladies nights.
"Ladies night is now illegal," said Horner, a 59-year-old corporate speaker, who says he's been on an anti-feminist crusade since his wife left him with two young children several years ago.
While Horner claimed that all bars will have to cancel ladies nights, officials from the Department of Regulatory Agencies said their rulings only apply to the targeted business, in this case the Proof.
Some mountain towns have two informal tiers of pricing, one for the poorer locals, another for the tourists. I suppose that will be the next target, as others observe the benefits of the man's shameless profiteering:
"This is now a violation of law. I will now make it a point to visit as many ladies nights as I can every week. I'll have my rights violated, then I'll sue them in county court and collect my $500 (the maximum penalty in county court for each incident of discrimination)," Horner said.
"I feel it could net me $3,000 to $4,000 a week easy, and I'm going to do it," he added. "It takes me five minutes to be discriminated against."
This blatant reductio ad absurdum of egalitarian practice renders one speechless. How is one to respond when one crackpot successfully advances his personal vendetta with the full power of the state? Perhaps we are all equal only in the sense that we can beckon regulatory agents solely to enact our pettiest dictatorial urges.
Horner the Kook, for all his anti-feminist vituperations, actually represents another cloacal stream of feminist thought. He's a useful idiot for feminists and other pimps set on tearing down what remains of traditional male deference to women. Though it is a stretch of the word to claim as "courting" the gift of a free drink in a bar, it still represents an attitude of supplication towards the woman. However many base desires drive some offers, they nonetheless presuppose that a woman deserves honor for granting the privilege of her company.
The extirpation of such practices is a goal of the sophisters, economists and calculators who dominate our chivalry-passed age. May all their tongues fall out!