A self-described "anti-feminist" lawyer, Roy Den Hollander, sued over ladies' night drink specials at several New York clubs, arguing that they discriminate against men. The case went to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, where judges ruled against Den Hollander on Wednesday.
"The guys are paying for girls to party. I don't think that's fair," Den Hollander told the New York Daily News, vowing to escalate his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. "It's a transfer of money from the wallets of guys to the pocketbooks of girls."
Den Hollander's argument hinged on liquor licenses doled out by the New York state government, which is obliged not to discriminate against any minorities. But the appeals court ruled that the state's liquor licensing practices had nothing to do with clubs' pricing schemes.
In its unanimous ruling, the court's three-judge panel also said that Den Hollander "paints a picture of a bleak future, where 'none other than what's left of the Wall Street moguls' will be able to afford to attend nightclubs," according to the New York Post.
Den Hollander, who is single and keeps his age a secret, had his crusade against ladies' nights profiled in a 2007 piece in The New Yorker magazine. A year later, The New York Times blogged about a lawsuit he filed against Columbia University over courses the school offers on women's studies, which he called "a bastion of bigotry against men."
Asked Wednesday about what he thinks the odds are of the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hear his case, Den Hollander told the Daily News: "About the same as some pretty young lady paying my way on a date."