Woman denied haircut in barber's shop

Dorset Echo: UPSET: Angela Sanchez, left, and her partner Nicola Hartley UPSET: Angela Sanchez, left, and her partner Nicola Hartley

A WOMAN claims she has been sexually discriminated against after being refused a haircut in a Weymouth barbers.

And Angela Sanchez said it wasn’t the first time she had been refused her requested ‘short, back and sides’ cut in the Weymouth and Dorchester area.

She says she has been turned away from more than a dozen barber shops – and thinks it is because she is a woman.

Miss Sanchez says her most recent trip to The Modern Barbers in St Mary Street, Weymouth, proved to be an ‘embarrassing’ experience, when a barber there told her: “I don’t cut women’s hair.”

She also spoke about another time when she entered another barbers in the area, when a person laughed and asked her: “Is this a joke?”

Miss Sanchez, 44, said: “I am a woman with a short hairstyle – it is like a man’s short, back and sides cut.

“Essentially, I wanted a haircut that is typically given to men so surely the best place to go is a barber shop.

“If I go to a woman’s hairdresser salon, I am charged up to three times the price.

“How is it fair that I am charged more for a haircut than a man with the same style?

“Different prices for different genders and refusal to cut a man or a woman’s hair seems sexist to me.”

She added: “I went into The Modern Barbers and was told by an older male barber there that he did not cut women’s hair.

“I sat and waited for an empty chair and when I went to get into it I was turned away.

“I was really embarrassed, the shop was packed – all he said was: “I don’t cut women’s hair.”

She added: “I was angry and confused as to why I was refused service just because I am a woman.

“In the end I had to call my friend Kyle to cut my hair.”

Her partner Nicola Hartley said she is ‘disgusted’ at the attitude of so many all-male barbers in the area. Nicola says this had been a problem since the couple moved here in June.

Miss Sanchez, who works as a door supervisor in Weymouth, said: “It’s not every barber shop in the area – but it seems to be quite a lot of them.”

Store manager apologises

MANAGER of The Modern Barbers, Louise Cox, said: “The Modern Barbers apologises for any misunderstanding.

“The stylist in question has been spoken to about the way the situation was handled.

“If a stylist is not confident in a particular hairstyle they are encouraged to pass it to a stylist who is.

“This ensures that the client has the best stylist for their requirements.

“Between all the stylists we have a wide range of skills and experience to cater for everyone’s needs.”

Angela has now been offered a free hair cut at the Weymouth barber shop.

  • THE Echo contacted a number of barber shops in Weymouth and Dorchester to find out what their policy was on cutting women’s hair.

Hardy Barbers in Poundbury said they would refuse to cut a woman’s hair.

The spokeswoman said: “We are a barber shop for men only and if a woman came in that is what we would say.

“Each salon charges set prices and the lady would be advised to go to a female hairdressers.”

Joey Williams, at Clarky the Barbers in Weymouth, said: “We would welcome any male or female into our barber shop. I think it is disgusting what has happened to this woman.”

Tammi Andrews, manager of Gentz Barbers in Trinity Street, Dorchester, said: “We wouldn’t turn anyone away – but I do understand what some barbers mean when they say they only cut men’s hair because it is different.”

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11:49am Mon 14 Apr 14

MrTomSmith says...

Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.
Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 33

11:51am Mon 14 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

Oh I think the motive is reasonably transparent.
Oh I think the motive is reasonably transparent. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 42

11:55am Mon 14 Apr 14

Jello Biafra says...

You can't come in.

Your manes not on the list.
You can't come in. Your manes not on the list. Jello Biafra
  • Score: 42

12:12pm Mon 14 Apr 14

shy talk says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.
Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.[/p][/quote]Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on. shy talk
  • Score: 54

12:28pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

shy talk wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.
Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.
Exactly, other motives I expect.
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.[/p][/quote]Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.[/p][/quote]Exactly, other motives I expect. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 34

12:29pm Mon 14 Apr 14

tedbungy says...

I always got to the hair salon in question and I see loads of women have their hair cut in there. The barber in question is with out doubt the best mens hairdresser in there I try and get him every time. Storm in a teacup
I always got to the hair salon in question and I see loads of women have their hair cut in there. The barber in question is with out doubt the best mens hairdresser in there I try and get him every time. Storm in a teacup tedbungy
  • Score: 34

12:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

portlandboy says...

Both of my sons have their hair cut short at a local salon. They cut hair short for women too. Do you want the phone number, r is that NOT the essence of your issue here?
Both of my sons have their hair cut short at a local salon. They cut hair short for women too. Do you want the phone number, r is that NOT the essence of your issue here? portlandboy
  • Score: 21

12:39pm Mon 14 Apr 14

portlandboy says...

If the cost is the problem, my Mrs bought a hair trimmer from Asda for less than a tenner and cuts mine to a grade1 at home. Maybe that option would prevent you feeling the need to go to a barber's at all? Saves a fortune too.
If the cost is the problem, my Mrs bought a hair trimmer from Asda for less than a tenner and cuts mine to a grade1 at home. Maybe that option would prevent you feeling the need to go to a barber's at all? Saves a fortune too. portlandboy
  • Score: 35

12:46pm Mon 14 Apr 14

killerkelly1980 says...

How is "I don't cut womens hair" discrimination??? Get a grip!
How is "I don't cut womens hair" discrimination??? Get a grip! killerkelly1980
  • Score: 46

12:55pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Not_A_Moronic_Thug says...

Slow news day.. Woman doesn't get hair cut.

Looking forward to the follow up, "Woman has Trim thanks to kind-hearted hair scuplturist"
Slow news day.. Woman doesn't get hair cut. Looking forward to the follow up, "Woman has Trim thanks to kind-hearted hair scuplturist" Not_A_Moronic_Thug
  • Score: 34

1:12pm Mon 14 Apr 14

jjlad2 says...

Just another "put me in the news" claiment............
. i went to the my Dr once, he told me "i dont do knee's" and sent me to someone else, This hairdresser did the same thing, its not discrimination so move on, even a landlord can refuse to serve you and he does not need a reason. the discrimination comes when you see the hairdresser doing what you want to someone else and not to you, clearly not the case.
Just another "put me in the news" claiment............ . i went to the my Dr once, he told me "i dont do knee's" and sent me to someone else, This hairdresser did the same thing, its not discrimination so move on, even a landlord can refuse to serve you and he does not need a reason. the discrimination comes when you see the hairdresser doing what you want to someone else and not to you, clearly not the case. jjlad2
  • Score: 37

1:46pm Mon 14 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

Another non-story from the Echo. It must be really embarrassing when holidaymakers see the poor calibre of articles and sad excuses for journalists from the Echo.
Another non-story from the Echo. It must be really embarrassing when holidaymakers see the poor calibre of articles and sad excuses for journalists from the Echo. woodsedge
  • Score: 29

2:00pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MaidofDorset says...

Some hairdresser consider themselves Artists and will not do something that they think will not flatter the client. They have a reputation to uphold.
Some hairdresser consider themselves Artists and will not do something that they think will not flatter the client. They have a reputation to uphold. MaidofDorset
  • Score: 30

3:19pm Mon 14 Apr 14

shy talk says...

Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
shy talk wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.
Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.
Exactly, other motives I expect.
Do not go there Sigurd Hoeberth and take the bait. We might all be thinking along the same lines however silence is golden.
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.[/p][/quote]Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.[/p][/quote]Exactly, other motives I expect.[/p][/quote]Do not go there Sigurd Hoeberth and take the bait. We might all be thinking along the same lines however silence is golden. shy talk
  • Score: 19

4:03pm Mon 14 Apr 14

burgerboy says...

Did the barber ask "will there be anything for the weekend sir"..............
Did the barber ask "will there be anything for the weekend sir".............. burgerboy
  • Score: 30

4:34pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

shy talk wrote:
Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
shy talk wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.
Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.
Exactly, other motives I expect.
Do not go there Sigurd Hoeberth and take the bait. We might all be thinking along the same lines however silence is golden.
Yep, my thinking too.
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.[/p][/quote]Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.[/p][/quote]Exactly, other motives I expect.[/p][/quote]Do not go there Sigurd Hoeberth and take the bait. We might all be thinking along the same lines however silence is golden.[/p][/quote]Yep, my thinking too. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 16

6:26pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JACKC says...

Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
shy talk wrote:
Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
shy talk wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.
Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.
Exactly, other motives I expect.
Do not go there Sigurd Hoeberth and take the bait. We might all be thinking along the same lines however silence is golden.
Yep, my thinking too.
me too......
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Good Response from the Hairdressers, chill out, move on.[/p][/quote]Barber. A person who cuts men's hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation. Agree, move on.[/p][/quote]Exactly, other motives I expect.[/p][/quote]Do not go there Sigurd Hoeberth and take the bait. We might all be thinking along the same lines however silence is golden.[/p][/quote]Yep, my thinking too.[/p][/quote]me too...... JACKC
  • Score: 16

7:27pm Mon 14 Apr 14

craigbastow1@outlook.com says...

let sigurd give you a trim he loooooooooovvvvvvvee
eeesssss females .
let sigurd give you a trim he loooooooooovvvvvvvee eeesssss females . craigbastow1@outlook.com
  • Score: 5

7:42pm Mon 14 Apr 14

D.shoreditch says...

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I think it is articles like this that warrant all readers to install adblock plus plugin in their web browsers. it. is free www.adblockplus.org D.shoreditch
  • Score: 14

8:19pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Rocket dog3 says...

Men=barbers, Women=salon Dogs=grooming Horses=trimming Sheep=shears. It's not difficult is it you may have a short back and sides and a women on your arm sorry but that doesn't make you a make you man, you still fall in to the category of a women=salon
Men=barbers, Women=salon Dogs=grooming Horses=trimming Sheep=shears. It's not difficult is it you may have a short back and sides and a women on your arm sorry but that doesn't make you a make you man, you still fall in to the category of a women=salon Rocket dog3
  • Score: 34

9:15pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Blimey! This barber must must be charging too much if he can afford to turn away a customer.
Blimey! This barber must must be charging too much if he can afford to turn away a customer. JackJohnson
  • Score: 10

12:03am Tue 15 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

Buy some clippers love and ask your girlfriend to shave the lot off!
Buy some clippers love and ask your girlfriend to shave the lot off! westbaywonder
  • Score: 22

7:24am Tue 15 Apr 14

livid99 says...

Women wanting to look like men, and men wanting to look like women, and homosexuals forcing everyone to accomodate their "equality" demands. What a poor state society is in. If I went into a women's salon and asked them to trim my beard, I would probably get the same response.
Its nothing to do with just wanting a haircut. Is nothing free from the "equality for everyone" nonsense these days ?
Women wanting to look like men, and men wanting to look like women, and homosexuals forcing everyone to accomodate their "equality" demands. What a poor state society is in. If I went into a women's salon and asked them to trim my beard, I would probably get the same response. Its nothing to do with just wanting a haircut. Is nothing free from the "equality for everyone" nonsense these days ? livid99
  • Score: 37

7:33am Tue 15 Apr 14

girlfrombath says...

Why is her partner in the picture too? Are they trying to make out(in a desperate attempt) that as she's in a same sex relationship she was denied a haircut? She was denied a haircut as barbers are for men. Next time possibly phone ahead and ask?

Non story & clearly a desperate attempt by subject & paper to make a mountain out of a molehill.
Why is her partner in the picture too? Are they trying to make out(in a desperate attempt) that as she's in a same sex relationship she was denied a haircut? She was denied a haircut as barbers are for men. Next time possibly phone ahead and ask? Non story & clearly a desperate attempt by subject & paper to make a mountain out of a molehill. girlfrombath
  • Score: 50

7:35am Tue 15 Apr 14

girlfrombath says...

livid99 wrote:
Women wanting to look like men, and men wanting to look like women, and homosexuals forcing everyone to accomodate their "equality" demands. What a poor state society is in. If I went into a women's salon and asked them to trim my beard, I would probably get the same response.
Its nothing to do with just wanting a haircut. Is nothing free from the "equality for everyone" nonsense these days ?
Hear hear. Serve who you want, when you want. What happened to shop owners rights?!
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: Women wanting to look like men, and men wanting to look like women, and homosexuals forcing everyone to accomodate their "equality" demands. What a poor state society is in. If I went into a women's salon and asked them to trim my beard, I would probably get the same response. Its nothing to do with just wanting a haircut. Is nothing free from the "equality for everyone" nonsense these days ?[/p][/quote]Hear hear. Serve who you want, when you want. What happened to shop owners rights?! girlfrombath
  • Score: 35

3:18pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

livid99 wrote:
Women wanting to look like men, and men wanting to look like women, and homosexuals forcing everyone to accomodate their "equality" demands. What a poor state society is in. If I went into a women's salon and asked them to trim my beard, I would probably get the same response.
Its nothing to do with just wanting a haircut. Is nothing free from the "equality for everyone" nonsense these days ?
Now you know why this country is messed up as well as Society.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: Women wanting to look like men, and men wanting to look like women, and homosexuals forcing everyone to accomodate their "equality" demands. What a poor state society is in. If I went into a women's salon and asked them to trim my beard, I would probably get the same response. Its nothing to do with just wanting a haircut. Is nothing free from the "equality for everyone" nonsense these days ?[/p][/quote]Now you know why this country is messed up as well as Society. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 15

3:18pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

livid99 wrote:
Women wanting to look like men, and men wanting to look like women, and homosexuals forcing everyone to accomodate their "equality" demands. What a poor state society is in. If I went into a women's salon and asked them to trim my beard, I would probably get the same response.
Its nothing to do with just wanting a haircut. Is nothing free from the "equality for everyone" nonsense these days ?
Now you know why this country is messed up as well as Society.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: Women wanting to look like men, and men wanting to look like women, and homosexuals forcing everyone to accomodate their "equality" demands. What a poor state society is in. If I went into a women's salon and asked them to trim my beard, I would probably get the same response. Its nothing to do with just wanting a haircut. Is nothing free from the "equality for everyone" nonsense these days ?[/p][/quote]Now you know why this country is messed up as well as Society. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 29

5:03pm Wed 16 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Two points.

1) Who cares what anyone keeps in their underwear if all they're asking you to do is sell them a haircut?

2) If a shopkeeper doesn't want to do business with me I sure as hell don't want to add my money to their bank balance.
Two points. 1) Who cares what anyone keeps in their underwear if all they're asking you to do is sell them a haircut? 2) If a shopkeeper doesn't want to do business with me I sure as hell don't want to add my money to their bank balance. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Wed 16 Apr 14

3rdAccount says...

Well done to the Barber as I would have mistaken her for a man......
Well done to the Barber as I would have mistaken her for a man...... 3rdAccount
  • Score: 18

8:55am Thu 17 Apr 14

furrypolka says...

While I agree that the articles in the Echo and the often-OTT way in which they are written doesn't do the local area any favours, I would suggest that the comments from ignorant bigots which tend to pop up on many articles are even more off-putting.
While I agree that the articles in the Echo and the often-OTT way in which they are written doesn't do the local area any favours, I would suggest that the comments from ignorant bigots which tend to pop up on many articles are even more off-putting. furrypolka
  • Score: -12

1:42pm Thu 17 Apr 14

7drawers says...

I believe some barber shops are not allowed to cut females hair as a contition to their being able to open their business in close proximity to a current hairdressers
I believe some barber shops are not allowed to cut females hair as a contition to their being able to open their business in close proximity to a current hairdressers 7drawers
  • Score: 6

2:37pm Thu 17 Apr 14

wowfood says...

Hey I have a story for you. I wanted to sign up to Pulse gym, a womans only gym on the granby and I was told "No we only accept women" I find this sexist and was completely embarrassed by this.

Not only that, I tried to sign up to some pre-natal aqua jogging type class at the swimming pool, but was turned away not only because I wasn't a woman, but I also wasn't pregnant. I've also been turned away from women only boxing lessons, anne summers parties. And when they have the ladies nights at certain nightclubs I don't get in for free because I'm not a woman.

I find this absolutely disgusting, and I'd like to see you run a story on each and every one of these institutes and their clearly sexist practices.
Hey I have a story for you. I wanted to sign up to Pulse gym, a womans only gym on the granby and I was told "No we only accept women" I find this sexist and was completely embarrassed by this. Not only that, I tried to sign up to some pre-natal aqua jogging type class at the swimming pool, but was turned away not only because I wasn't a woman, but I also wasn't pregnant. I've also been turned away from women only boxing lessons, anne summers parties. And when they have the ladies nights at certain nightclubs I don't get in for free because I'm not a woman. I find this absolutely disgusting, and I'd like to see you run a story on each and every one of these institutes and their clearly sexist practices. wowfood
  • Score: 25

3:32pm Thu 17 Apr 14

burgerboy says...

Good job she didn't ask for a sack back and crack treatment, because two out of three ain't bad............(;o)
Good job she didn't ask for a sack back and crack treatment, because two out of three ain't bad............(;o) burgerboy
  • Score: 20

4:26pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

wowfood wrote:
Hey I have a story for you. I wanted to sign up to Pulse gym, a womans only gym on the granby and I was told "No we only accept women" I find this sexist and was completely embarrassed by this.

Not only that, I tried to sign up to some pre-natal aqua jogging type class at the swimming pool, but was turned away not only because I wasn't a woman, but I also wasn't pregnant. I've also been turned away from women only boxing lessons, anne summers parties. And when they have the ladies nights at certain nightclubs I don't get in for free because I'm not a woman.

I find this absolutely disgusting, and I'd like to see you run a story on each and every one of these institutes and their clearly sexist practices.
Ah you see, they don't like to mention that sort of thing, sexism can only be one way, of course.....

Funny how feminists pushed for all these women only places ( allowed under perverted laws) while attacking men only ones and stopping them.
Equality, my foot, that's the last thing they want...
[quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: Hey I have a story for you. I wanted to sign up to Pulse gym, a womans only gym on the granby and I was told "No we only accept women" I find this sexist and was completely embarrassed by this. Not only that, I tried to sign up to some pre-natal aqua jogging type class at the swimming pool, but was turned away not only because I wasn't a woman, but I also wasn't pregnant. I've also been turned away from women only boxing lessons, anne summers parties. And when they have the ladies nights at certain nightclubs I don't get in for free because I'm not a woman. I find this absolutely disgusting, and I'd like to see you run a story on each and every one of these institutes and their clearly sexist practices.[/p][/quote]Ah you see, they don't like to mention that sort of thing, sexism can only be one way, of course..... Funny how feminists pushed for all these women only places ( allowed under perverted laws) while attacking men only ones and stopping them. Equality, my foot, that's the last thing they want... Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 13

4:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
wowfood wrote:
Hey I have a story for you. I wanted to sign up to Pulse gym, a womans only gym on the granby and I was told "No we only accept women" I find this sexist and was completely embarrassed by this.

Not only that, I tried to sign up to some pre-natal aqua jogging type class at the swimming pool, but was turned away not only because I wasn't a woman, but I also wasn't pregnant. I've also been turned away from women only boxing lessons, anne summers parties. And when they have the ladies nights at certain nightclubs I don't get in for free because I'm not a woman.

I find this absolutely disgusting, and I'd like to see you run a story on each and every one of these institutes and their clearly sexist practices.
Ah you see, they don't like to mention that sort of thing, sexism can only be one way, of course.....

Funny how feminists pushed for all these women only places ( allowed under perverted laws) while attacking men only ones and stopping them.
Equality, my foot, that's the last thing they want...
Yawn, yawn, yawn how about sharing your story, the one that makes you post on every thread with the same old 'men are bullied women are evil'. Everyone accepts that the female in this article was in the wrong without you bangin on with your masogynistic spew and links to trash!
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: Hey I have a story for you. I wanted to sign up to Pulse gym, a womans only gym on the granby and I was told "No we only accept women" I find this sexist and was completely embarrassed by this. Not only that, I tried to sign up to some pre-natal aqua jogging type class at the swimming pool, but was turned away not only because I wasn't a woman, but I also wasn't pregnant. I've also been turned away from women only boxing lessons, anne summers parties. And when they have the ladies nights at certain nightclubs I don't get in for free because I'm not a woman. I find this absolutely disgusting, and I'd like to see you run a story on each and every one of these institutes and their clearly sexist practices.[/p][/quote]Ah you see, they don't like to mention that sort of thing, sexism can only be one way, of course..... Funny how feminists pushed for all these women only places ( allowed under perverted laws) while attacking men only ones and stopping them. Equality, my foot, that's the last thing they want...[/p][/quote]Yawn, yawn, yawn how about sharing your story, the one that makes you post on every thread with the same old 'men are bullied women are evil'. Everyone accepts that the female in this article was in the wrong without you bangin on with your masogynistic spew and links to trash! woodsedge
  • Score: -16

7:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

woodsedge wrote:
Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
wowfood wrote:
Hey I have a story for you. I wanted to sign up to Pulse gym, a womans only gym on the granby and I was told "No we only accept women" I find this sexist and was completely embarrassed by this.

Not only that, I tried to sign up to some pre-natal aqua jogging type class at the swimming pool, but was turned away not only because I wasn't a woman, but I also wasn't pregnant. I've also been turned away from women only boxing lessons, anne summers parties. And when they have the ladies nights at certain nightclubs I don't get in for free because I'm not a woman.

I find this absolutely disgusting, and I'd like to see you run a story on each and every one of these institutes and their clearly sexist practices.
Ah you see, they don't like to mention that sort of thing, sexism can only be one way, of course.....

Funny how feminists pushed for all these women only places ( allowed under perverted laws) while attacking men only ones and stopping them.
Equality, my foot, that's the last thing they want...
Yawn, yawn, yawn how about sharing your story, the one that makes you post on every thread with the same old 'men are bullied women are evil'. Everyone accepts that the female in this article was in the wrong without you bangin on with your masogynistic spew and links to trash!
Go back to your playground troll.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: Hey I have a story for you. I wanted to sign up to Pulse gym, a womans only gym on the granby and I was told "No we only accept women" I find this sexist and was completely embarrassed by this. Not only that, I tried to sign up to some pre-natal aqua jogging type class at the swimming pool, but was turned away not only because I wasn't a woman, but I also wasn't pregnant. I've also been turned away from women only boxing lessons, anne summers parties. And when they have the ladies nights at certain nightclubs I don't get in for free because I'm not a woman. I find this absolutely disgusting, and I'd like to see you run a story on each and every one of these institutes and their clearly sexist practices.[/p][/quote]Ah you see, they don't like to mention that sort of thing, sexism can only be one way, of course..... Funny how feminists pushed for all these women only places ( allowed under perverted laws) while attacking men only ones and stopping them. Equality, my foot, that's the last thing they want...[/p][/quote]Yawn, yawn, yawn how about sharing your story, the one that makes you post on every thread with the same old 'men are bullied women are evil'. Everyone accepts that the female in this article was in the wrong without you bangin on with your masogynistic spew and links to trash![/p][/quote]Go back to your playground troll. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 15

7:54pm Thu 17 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

I would go back to the play ground but you would be on the swings swinging if you know what I mean Sigturd! And stop stalking me!
I would go back to the play ground but you would be on the swings swinging if you know what I mean Sigturd! And stop stalking me! woodsedge
  • Score: -18

8:44am Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

woodsedge wrote:
I would go back to the play ground but you would be on the swings swinging if you know what I mean Sigturd! And stop stalking me!
Keep it up Woodsedge, more are seeing you for what you are and what you represent.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: I would go back to the play ground but you would be on the swings swinging if you know what I mean Sigturd! And stop stalking me![/p][/quote]Keep it up Woodsedge, more are seeing you for what you are and what you represent. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 20

5:41pm Sat 19 Apr 14

molehill59 says...

Oh grow up the lot of you. I can see her point. The price that we have to pay in women's hairdressers is extortionate- and if she wants a short haircut why the heck shouldn't she be able to go to a shop that does proper short haircuts?
Nothing to do with her sexual orientation, you plonkers.
How would you like to have to cough up more than £25 each time for a 10 minute cut?
Strikes me that some of you just like to roll out the same old bigoted cliches. Get a life.
Oh grow up the lot of you. I can see her point. The price that we have to pay in women's hairdressers is extortionate- and if she wants a short haircut why the heck shouldn't she be able to go to a shop that does proper short haircuts? Nothing to do with her sexual orientation, you plonkers. How would you like to have to cough up more than £25 each time for a 10 minute cut? Strikes me that some of you just like to roll out the same old bigoted cliches. Get a life. molehill59
  • Score: -16

9:33pm Sat 19 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

molehill59 wrote:
Oh grow up the lot of you. I can see her point. The price that we have to pay in women's hairdressers is extortionate- and if she wants a short haircut why the heck shouldn't she be able to go to a shop that does proper short haircuts?
Nothing to do with her sexual orientation, you plonkers.
How would you like to have to cough up more than £25 each time for a 10 minute cut?
Strikes me that some of you just like to roll out the same old bigoted cliches. Get a life.
Couldn't agree more. If a customer walks in to a shop, unless there's a very good technical reason, what they keep in their underwear (or what they choose to do with it) should make no difference to how they are served. It is none of the shopkeeper's business.

If, however, they choose to refuse my custom, for any reason, I would prefer to simply not spend my money in their shop. I'd rather find a shop where my custom is appreciated. I would not run to the Echo (or any other news service).

The fact that many people are homophobic is well known. It is not news.

My gripe with barbers is that many do not display their prices in the window. I prefer not to give my custom to those, so I just go elsewhere. I don't whinge about it.
[quote][p][bold]molehill59[/bold] wrote: Oh grow up the lot of you. I can see her point. The price that we have to pay in women's hairdressers is extortionate- and if she wants a short haircut why the heck shouldn't she be able to go to a shop that does proper short haircuts? Nothing to do with her sexual orientation, you plonkers. How would you like to have to cough up more than £25 each time for a 10 minute cut? Strikes me that some of you just like to roll out the same old bigoted cliches. Get a life.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. If a customer walks in to a shop, unless there's a very good technical reason, what they keep in their underwear (or what they choose to do with it) should make no difference to how they are served. It is none of the shopkeeper's business. If, however, they choose to refuse my custom, for any reason, I would prefer to simply not spend my money in their shop. I'd rather find a shop where my custom is appreciated. I would not run to the Echo (or any other news service). The fact that many people are homophobic is well known. It is not news. My gripe with barbers is that many do not display their prices in the window. I prefer not to give my custom to those, so I just go elsewhere. I don't whinge about it. JackJohnson
  • Score: -7

5:52am Sun 20 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

What utter rubbish from molehill and jack,if this is about the cost, why are not all woman racing to the barbers for a bargain short,back and sides?
Why not as already suggested buy a pair of clippers and ask your (partner) to cut your hair.
Take a good long look at the photo in this story and use your imagination.
Nothing to do with people being homophobic,you are either male or female but you can,t be both as and when it suits you.
Simples!
What utter rubbish from molehill and jack,if this is about the cost, why are not all woman racing to the barbers for a bargain short,back and sides? Why not as already suggested buy a pair of clippers and ask your (partner) to cut your hair. Take a good long look at the photo in this story and use your imagination. Nothing to do with people being homophobic,you are either male or female but you can,t be both as and when it suits you. Simples! westbaywonder
  • Score: 10

11:31am Wed 23 Apr 14

livid99 says...

molehill59 wrote:
Oh grow up the lot of you. I can see her point. The price that we have to pay in women's hairdressers is extortionate- and if she wants a short haircut why the heck shouldn't she be able to go to a shop that does proper short haircuts?
Nothing to do with her sexual orientation, you plonkers.
How would you like to have to cough up more than £25 each time for a 10 minute cut?
Strikes me that some of you just like to roll out the same old bigoted cliches. Get a life.
Rubbish !
Can you show me a women's salon which would trim my beard ???
This is almost certainly a case of deliberately going to a men's barbers with the expectation of being turned away, and then making a big deal out of it (running straight to the local newspaper...) It is not a case of being bigoted, it seems to me more a case of people of a certain sexual orientation making a big deal out of a minor thing in order to appear to be victims of discrimination.
[quote][p][bold]molehill59[/bold] wrote: Oh grow up the lot of you. I can see her point. The price that we have to pay in women's hairdressers is extortionate- and if she wants a short haircut why the heck shouldn't she be able to go to a shop that does proper short haircuts? Nothing to do with her sexual orientation, you plonkers. How would you like to have to cough up more than £25 each time for a 10 minute cut? Strikes me that some of you just like to roll out the same old bigoted cliches. Get a life.[/p][/quote]Rubbish ! Can you show me a women's salon which would trim my beard ??? This is almost certainly a case of deliberately going to a men's barbers with the expectation of being turned away, and then making a big deal out of it (running straight to the local newspaper...) It is not a case of being bigoted, it seems to me more a case of people of a certain sexual orientation making a big deal out of a minor thing in order to appear to be victims of discrimination. livid99
  • Score: 8

9:31am Tue 29 Apr 14

PGauge says...

"So, let me get this straight. The old-timer barbers who only cut men’s hair and charge less are the villains? Not the **** “hairdressers” in the salons that charge 3 times the price? Gotcha."

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"So, let me get this straight. The old-timer barbers who only cut men’s hair and charge less are the villains? Not the **** “hairdressers” in the salons that charge 3 times the price? Gotcha." Read more at http://iowntheworld. com/blog/?p=233833#P wC2aK18SKqLYxQ7.99 PGauge
  • Score: 4

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