California Club Requires Women to Wear Heels

You're off the hook if you're on crutches.
You're off the hook if you're on crutches.Photo: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

“Ladies: No flat shoes or sandals. Must have heels. Exception will be made if injured,” reads the flyer announcing the opening of a twenties-themed club in Riverside called ProAbition. People found this offensive, of course, so ProAbition posted a half-assed apology on its Facebook page, stating that the flyer was for a specific event for after-dinner hours (shady!) and that “Fashionable Cocktail Attire” would have sufficed. “The bottom line is that we do have a dress code. Our dress code is not carved in stone — it changes with the time of day, day of the week, and with any event that is scheduled. Our intention was never to offend anyone.” ProAbition will probably just hire an obnoxious bouncer to size up women and only let in the ones who look “sexy.” Isn’t that what other clubs do? [9 News World, ProAbition/Facebook]