Restaurant Required to Hire Women Actors/Servers -Reply
Arthur D. Wolf
awolf at LLAMA.LNET.WNEC.EDU
Sun Apr 2 21:00:25 PDT 2000
Didn't a woman play a man in "Merchant of Venice" and "As You Like It"?
Or did I read the Classic Comic version of both plays?
Seriously, though, Title VII allows "sex" to be a "bona fide occupational
qualification." I assume the Court rejected that defense on the ground
that modern make-up artists can transform any person into any character.
At 05:30 PM 3/30/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Seems a very historical move to allow women to play men.
>SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE reminds us that our great canonical works
>were premised on men playing women, so women playing men would
>simply be a brilliant historical reference.
>>>> "DAVID E. BERNSTEIN" <DBERNSTE at WPGATE.GMU.EDU> 03/28/00
>Any comments on the constitutional implications?
>Restaurants' male-server policy loses in court
>By Stacey Hartmann / Staff Writer
>A federal jury has found Cock of the Walk restaurants discriminated
>women by a past practice of hiring only men as servers to portray
>figures who were the toughest fighters on riverboats.
>For the full story, see
>David E. Bernstein
>George Mason University
>School of Law
>3401 N. Fairfax Drive
>Arlington, VA 22201
>dbernste at wpgate.gmu.edu
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