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AlterNet: How Bars Exploit Underage Women as Commodities How Bars Exploit Underage Women as Commodities By Liz Funk, Women's eNews Posted on January 2, 2007, Printed on January 17, 2007 http://www.alternet.org/story/46138/ "Free drinks for ladies all night!" "No cover for girls before midnight!" "18+ for ladies, 21+ for guys." These were the general admission policies for many clubs in New York as the city was getting into the holiday spirit. These policies were advertised on club promotion Web sites or barked at patrons waiting in line to be admitted to the bars and clubs. But the warmer welcome that young and underage women -- those under 21 -- get at bars is not special to the holidays or New York. Throughout towns and cities across the country bars and clubs often offer discounts to young women. At Club Paris, for instance -- heiress Paris Hilton's nightclub in Orlando, Fla. -- young women over 18 pay no cover charge before midnight and are admitted free if they have a college ID. Young men, by contrast, are required to pay a cover charge of $10 before midnight and $5 with a college ID. While guys their age often get stopped at the nightclub or bar door for lack of convincing proof of age, many young women say they are admitted without a glance or question. Once inside, they are often offered complimentary drinks. "Bars give away free drinks, then guys offer to buy girls even more drinks and then girls dance erotically with them," says Kate Morris, a 19-year-old from Massachusetts, who says she often goes to bars and clubs with her friends in New York City. Jennifer O'Connor is a graduate student at the University of Albany. "I never had trouble getting
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