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NYC: Barbers Canít Charge Women More Than Men
foxnews.com ^ | 5-1-12 | By Todd Starnes

Posted on 05/01/2012 1:03:12 PM PDT by rawhide

A New York City barber was accused of violating the city’s discrimination policy because he charged women three dollars more for a hair cut than men.

“I’m here for 21 years and I’ve never heard of such a thing,” said Leon Kogut, the owner of Leon’s Fantasy Cut in Brooklyn. “The guy tells me this is discrimination of a woman.”

An inspector slapped the barber with three violations totaling $650 in fines.

Kogut said the inspector took issue with the fact that he charged $13 for a man’s haircut and $16 for a woman’s.

“A woman’s haircut requires a lot of skill,” Kogut said. “You have to style the hair, blow dry, use the mousse, the hairspray. It could take hours to get her hair cut.”

On the other hand, he said, it only takes a few minutes to cut a guy’s hair.

“It’s a different kind of hair cut,” he said.

Kogut tried to reason with the city inspector.

The inspector was not swayed and told Kogut that to be in compliance of the law – he could only charge different prices for “long hair” and “short hair.”

“I said, ‘Okay, I’ll do it. It’s my mistake,’” he said. “But I never know this – nobody ever told me this.”

But that wasn’t the end of Kogut’s problems. It turns out the city also took issue with his nearly 100-year-old cash register.

Why didn’t the cash register print receipts, the inspector demanded to know.

“I told him, ‘the cash register is three times older than you, sir,’” Kogut said. “The cash register is 93 years old.”

That resulted in another fine for the 64-year-old barber.

“Nobody ever asks for receipts in a barber shop,” he said. “I’m here 21 years in this shop and nobody asks for receipt.”

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KEYWORDS: barbers; beauty; discrimination; haircut; nyc; ruling; tyranny; tyrants
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1 posted on 05/01/2012 1:03:18 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Gestapo tactics..


2 posted on 05/01/2012 1:05:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rawhide

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

- United States Declaration of Independence


3 posted on 05/01/2012 1:06:25 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: rawhide

Well I could see why you might charge more for women they generally have longer and more hair then men so it would take longer more time more money.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 1:06:41 PM PDT by funfan
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Well I could see why you might charge more for women they generally have longer and more hair then men so it would take longer more time more money.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 1:06:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Sacajaweau

Welcome to Mayor Bloomburg’s New York.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT by oldernittany
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To: rawhide
Win
The
Future

It takes astronomically longer to do a woman's hair! I go to the same stylist as my fiancée, and I ALWAYS go first. It takes her 10 minutes to do my hair, if that. I made the mistake of letting her go first once... yeah, won't make that mistake again.

Does Bloom-in'-idiot-berg have people scouring the streets of NYC for "issues" like this faux-discrimination crap?

7 posted on 05/01/2012 1:07:33 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rawhide

My Barber has no posted prices. It is what it is.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 1:07:43 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rawhide

but the govt reps will never follow those immoral orders, right??????


9 posted on 05/01/2012 1:08:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rawhide
Now if a woman wanted THIS haircut - I am sure the barber would have charged her the man haircut rate. If, that is, that he recognized that she wasn't a man.
10 posted on 05/01/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: rawhide

He’s talked to the press. now nanny Bloomberg will shut him down.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 1:09:13 PM PDT by Truth29
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ObamaCare for your folicles! One size fits all!


12 posted on 05/01/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: rawhide

I remember reading of a hotel in Las Vegas that charged men (non-guests) to visit the pool but women were allowed for free.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 1:09:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: rawhide

This is fine. Just give them the same haircut.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rawhide

Wow, fining the guy for not printing a receipt???? SHoudl have told him I hand write them for those who ask.... there is no law requiring a cash register generated receipt.

This inspector needs fired and banned from any sort of civil service permanently, he’s clearly a little man trying to use his job to make himself feel big.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 1:11:49 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: rawhide

Some women’s salons charge more for long hair. Let’s see if we can find a discrimination issue for them too.

With all the gender-bender nonsense around, a woman could claim she’s really a man, also.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 1:13:55 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: rawhide

Rediculous nanny-state, communist BULLSHIT. New Yorkers keep electing that socialist idiot, Bloomberg their mayor, and this is what they get. Next they will want to regulate how many times a day you can go to the toilet, how often you can blow your nose, how many hours you can sleep, etc., etc. Luckily New Yorkers are cleaver and resourceful enough to “get around” this kind of crap...but it’s very annoying!!


17 posted on 05/01/2012 1:14:07 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: rawhide

The clown likely makes 100K for putting businesses out of business.

Pray for America


18 posted on 05/01/2012 1:14:45 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: rawhide

I am sure that NYC will next make the male auto insurance rates go down.

BTW, for NYC $16 for a woman’s haircut is a darn good deal.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 1:17:54 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: rawhide

SO... can a guy go into a ladies salon and get a haircut for $10 ?


20 posted on 05/01/2012 1:18:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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