Saturday, September 08, 2007

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

September 8th:
1958 -Janesville Women Belly Up to the Bar
On this date the Janesville city council voted 4-2 to finally end a paternalistic and discriminatory ordinance that prohibited women from drinking at the bar. Since the end of Prohibition in 1933, women had been banned from being served while standing at the bar in Janesville taverns. [Source: Janesville Gazette]
I could not locate the original article, but I would bet that it did not use the 'paternalistic and discriminatory' terminology.

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