Restaurant Required to Hire Women Actors/Servers -Reply
lesl at UDEL.EDU
Mon Apr 3 08:52:54 PDT 2000
In Shakespeare's day a man /boy played a woman playing a man. Ah , for those
"Arthur D. Wolf" wrote:
> Dear Folks,
> 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.
> Art Wolf
> 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simply be a brilliant historical reference.
> >Emily Hartigan
> >>>> "DAVID E. BERNSTEIN" <DBERNSTE at WPGATE.GMU.EDU> 03/28/00
> >01:20pm >>>
> >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
> >Associate Professor
> >George Mason University
> >School of Law
> >3401 N. Fairfax Drive
> >Arlington, VA 22201
> >(703) 993-8089
> >dbernste at wpgate.gmu.edu
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