BK Mag- You’ve probably heard the widely cited, much-lamented statistic that, on average, a woman earns 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, per the Labor Department. The exact figure there is often disputed, but there’s no doubt that the gender pay gap exists. To help make up for this disparity just a little bit, on the night of July 7th (7/7), the Way Station–best known as Brooklyn’s one and only Dr. Who-themed bar, complete with a TARDIS–will be selling drinks to women for 77% of their full price. Get excited for hoards of drunk, underpaid ladies turning into Time Lords and fucking up the patriarchy.
“Let’s level the playing field, even if it is just for one night. Women deserve better. Recognizing this discrepancy is just a start,” wrote the bar owners in a promotional email, calling the wage gap “some shameful sh-t.” And they are prepared to fight it with the most powerful weapon they have (cheap alcohol).
The Way Station is located at 683 Washington Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place. It opens at 4pm on weekdays. Go there on 7/7 with lady friends for servings of justice.
Hello Brooklyn, how ya doooo? Tired of buying girls drinks? Well, I am toooo!
Goddamn it, Biggie just dislocated his shoulder trying to roll his fat ass over in that grave. What a concept! Is this the new thing now? Confederate flag is down, gays are getting married, so our new source of outrage is the gender pay gap? I suppose it's actually a genius idea for 'The Way Station'. Bars are always looking for ways to attract more girls. If charging women 77 cents on the dollar to drink at your bar gets them to come back to your establishment even a few more times then it's a successful marketing move. Especially when you are barely sacrificing any profits by doing so. How much money are women saving if they are only paying for 77% of their drinks that they aren't buying? What's 77% of 0? Wait, hold on....carry the one....yup, women aren't saving shit. Only females would get hoodwinked into going to a hipster bar in Brooklyn to save money they weren't going to spend anyway. Hell, if you just subtracted the amount spent on drinks per year from every single person's salary the gender pay gap wouldn't even exist. Never mind subtracting the amount of money that men spend on females while trying to get laid or maintaining a relationship. If men had a choice they would strictly go to the dive bar that serves $3 beers and half assed bar food. I don't care if a woman makes minimum wage or 6 figures, you want to take a guess who is flipping the bill on that $16 cosmo? You know that $120 dollar check that your man just paid for an undercooked, undersized steak and a couple of beers served in fancy glasses? Why don't you take a about half of that and put it towards your wage differential.
Even the playing field? HA! Get the fuck out of my face. Having a pussy is worth like $10,000 dollars a year in this economy. Just because some women are leaving money on the table doesn't mean we have to price adjust for their lack of vaginal awareness. Those drinks may be cheaper. However, the loss of pride will be just as pricey when you try to take advantage of cheap booze and wake up next to a gluten free hipster in lensless frames that couldn't even manage to get his skinny jeans all the way off. How about you remember that feeling the next time you want to talk about 'some shameful shit'? I'm not saying that women don't deserve equal pay, but I am saying that they have done a hell of a job making up the disparity over the years. Looks like Brooklyn is finally going soft after all these years. Notoriously flaccid, if you will.