Club's bar angers Anna

PUBLISHED : Monday, 09 January, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 January, 1995, 12:00am

BASTIONS of male chauvinism must be quivering in their boots. Anna Wu is on the warpath.

The independent legislator has found another incidence of sex discrimination: the Hong Kong Club has a dining room reserved for men only at lunchtime, which she considers an affront to all right-thinking people in the territory.

This comes after last week's row over the Quiet Room at the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, where women are barred on the extraordinary grounds that they have been known to conduct conversations with one another whilst comfortably seated in leather armchairs.

At the Hong Kong Club there are two dining rooms on the second floor of the building opposite the Cenotaph in Central - the Red Room facing the harbour and the Jackson Room which faces Legco. It is in the latter that women are forbidden to lunch.

It is hoped that the club stalwarts will, in a spirit of chivalry, remove this 'anachronistic ban' before Ms Wu's Equal Opportunities Bill gets passed, thereby compelling them to wake up to the late 20th century.

We wait with bated breath to see if they do.