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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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: barbers; beauty; discrimination; haircut; nyc; ruling; tyranny; tyrants
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To: rawhide

Why doesn’t NYC institute a law that a doctor must examine a woman’s uterus by sticking a finger up her rectum, too?


41 posted on 05/01/2012 1:50:04 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: rawhide
"Hi! I'm from the (Politically Correct, Central-Planning, Nanny-Statist) Gubmint and I'm here to help y'all...."

"Please bend over, grab your ankles and assume the position, that is after you hand over your wallet, your home, vehicle, and 1st born."

42 posted on 05/01/2012 1:53:56 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: rawhide

My haircuts cost $10. In and out in less than 10 minutes. I don’t think any woman would be happy getting the equivalent of my haircut. Unless they are lesbians.


43 posted on 05/01/2012 1:54:18 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: rawhide

My wife cuts my hair. No charge, but I pay in the long run :>)


44 posted on 05/01/2012 2:13:26 PM PDT by dainbramaged (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: rawhide

This barber obviously does not know how much better that government servant makes his life.

..do I really need the /sarc?

Yes lately here I probably do need it.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 2:26:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: rawhide

“You have to style the hair, blow dry, use the mousse, the hairspray.”

Needs a new price chart!

Hair Cut = $13
Hair Style = $16

If a woman wants a cut, she gets no style, blow dry, mousse, or hairspray!


46 posted on 05/01/2012 2:32:29 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: rawhide

I’d love to comment but it’s ladies night at my local watering hole...


47 posted on 05/01/2012 2:40:19 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: rawhide

Fianlly, someone is fixing this inequality. Now I want the service station inequality dealt with. When I go in to get my transmission changed they charge me more than they charge the guy that’s in for an oil change.


48 posted on 05/01/2012 2:46:09 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Vinnie
My barber is ripping me off. He charges me the same as someone with hair.

You and me both. I finally broke down and bought a hair clipper. The cheap side of me overcame the lazy part of me.

49 posted on 05/01/2012 2:46:44 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: rawhide
Maybe barbers should charge by the inch, instead.

-PJ

50 posted on 05/01/2012 2:50:37 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: rawhide

Reminds me of the story of dry cleaners charging more to dry clean/starch/press a woman’s shirt vs a man’s shirt. How did that ever work out?


51 posted on 05/01/2012 2:54:50 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

So give’em the same haircut!


52 posted on 05/01/2012 3:03:44 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: rawhide
“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.”

City probably wants receipts of products sold for sales tax collection. A newer register would probably record all of the transactions.

53 posted on 05/01/2012 3:12:30 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: rawhide
then don't "STYLE" hair... just cut it and if she doesn't like it she can go else where
54 posted on 05/01/2012 3:21:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rawhide

Give her a man’s hair cut. Should only take 10 minutes and she won’t be back.


55 posted on 05/01/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT by mad puppy (Not my first choice, but I will vote for Mitt over Obama any time.)
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To: rawhide

If he’s got the prices listed and the customers are OK with them, what’s the problem??

He’s not forcing them to come into his store.


56 posted on 05/01/2012 3:58:40 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ltc8k6

Some people are more equal than others.... *sigh*


57 posted on 05/02/2012 6:25:51 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Maybe barbers should charge by the inch, instead.

Better, they should charge by the hour. That way fussy people pay more. 85 cents a minute sounds about right.

58 posted on 05/02/2012 10:27:13 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: rawhide

One other thought:
Why was the inspectors name not divulged? The barber’s name was.
Why didn’t the reporter talk to the inspector.

How can you call this fair and balanced?


59 posted on 05/02/2012 10:31:55 PM PDT by tsomer
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