Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Oh, Jeebus, cut the crap. The article at least acknowledges it, but behavioral codes are to a great degree about reinforcing hierarchies and class systems, not about people being sweet to each other.
Certainly, the owners conceded, filling the bar with women offers an economic advantage because it attracts more male drinkers. But in the South, they said, giving up a seat to a lady is also part of a culture of civility.