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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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To: rawhide

My barber is ripping me off.
He charges me the same as someone with hair.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 1:18:35 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: rawhide

New York City is utterly insane, and the Head Crazy is Bloomberg.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!! (credit: WilliamofCarmichael))
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To: Lazamataz
New York City liberalism is utterly insane, and the Head Crazy liberal is Bloomberg.
23 posted on 05/01/2012 1:22:35 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: rawhide

Do the bars still have Ladies’ Nights and give them free or reduced priced drinks while men pay full price?


24 posted on 05/01/2012 1:25:43 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: rawhide
"I'm protecting you from yourself whether you like it or not."


25 posted on 05/01/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Vinnie

Started shaving the old gourd when the cul-de-sac look wasn’t working for me anymore. :)


26 posted on 05/01/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin: More miles per sound bite than the closest competitor...)
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To: rawhide

Did everyone see the original article -— the guy says he left the Soviet Union and that he’s feeling like he’s back under Communism, in NYC?


27 posted on 05/01/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: rawhide

how stupid is this? all the barber does is raise the price of a man’s cut to match a women’s cut


28 posted on 05/01/2012 1:32:23 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: rawhide
Absurd enough to be a Monty Python sketch.

Sad but true.

29 posted on 05/01/2012 1:32:34 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin: More miles per sound bite than the closest competitor...)
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To: rawhide

They will now start charging by the time it takes - for example $1.50 / minute with a twenty minute minimum.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 1:32:55 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: MeganC

3 points for excellent use of a quote from that revered document.


31 posted on 05/01/2012 1:37:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: rawhide
In other news, men's haircuts just went up in price in NYC. /sarc
32 posted on 05/01/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: rawhide

I go to barber shops. I stay away from anyplace that claims to do “styling” or that wants to involve liquids of any kind in any way. As a result, women are non existent in the shops I frequent.

I think this guy’s solution is simple. Whack off the ladies’ hair in the same way he trims the men. I’ll bet none of the women come back. Problem solved.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 1:42:42 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: ConservativeStatement

“.....visit the pool but women were allowed for free.”

Works for me!


34 posted on 05/01/2012 1:42:42 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: rawhide

Union public employees.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 1:43:06 PM PDT by Brownie63
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To: N. Theknow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies%27_night#Legality_in_the_United_States

I can’t believe the Illinois judge said that...


36 posted on 05/01/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: rawhide
I'm back in the USSR
You don't know how lucky you are, boys
Back in the USSR

37 posted on 05/01/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: Sacajaweau

Ground work for a directive 10-289?


38 posted on 05/01/2012 1:46:17 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: rawhide

Kogut tried to reason with the city inspector.

So funny! I can’t believe it, he tried to “reason” with the city inspector. I guess Kogut didn’t realize where he was .... NYC (aka OZ).


39 posted on 05/01/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: rawhide
I hope this absurd exercise in petty authoritarianism receives wide publicity.

People need to wake up and realize where electing leftist Democrats eventually leads. Their political ideology demands that every facet of our lives be somehow controlled by the government bureaucracy. This brain-dead harassment of a poor barber by some arrogant, overpaid New York City bureaucrat over something as absurd as charging more for a woman's haircut than a man's and not having a cash register that prints receipts (that can be hand-printed just as easily) with insanely high fines that probably equal a weeks income or more for the barber represents the kind of government leftist politicians dream about.

That the Brooklyn barber, a refugee from Communism, sees the parallels between the Communist government in 'the old country' and what the New York City government is doing under the leftist billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, should send chills down the spines of Manhattan residents. The tragedy is that it won't.

40 posted on 05/01/2012 1:49:27 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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