The Harlem Social Club
Ah, yes, "Gentlemen's Clubs." In my mind they call up visions of 50-ish white guys with white hair and moustaches, sitting around and talking about stocks, golf, and pleated pants....
That's a bit outmoded, I readily admit: you and I both know what Gentlemen's Clubs really are. Nikki has found a New York Times piece on the Harlem Social Club. This "Club," fronted by Thomas Lopez-Pierre, has pretty strict requirements. Oh and, of course, no fat chicks.
So far 200 young women, among them doctors, lawyers, accountants, investment bankers and models, have applied for associate membership, Mr. Lopez-Pierre said. He has deleted the e-mail applications of overweight women.
Deleted! Even though larger women are more accepted in Hispanic and African-American circles, it's scary how much of an influence on the unattainable female figure is spreading.
I'm not in favor of these clubs anyway, but consider this a reminder of a type of size discrimination that flies under the radar almost all the time.