Calvin Harris’s New Ticket-Pricing Scheme Is Definitely Either Sexist or Feminist

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Calvin Harris, best known as DJ Taylor Swift’s Boyfriend, is playing a show at the Omnia in Las Vegas soon. Should you care to watch him partake in the fine art of DJing on May 13, ticket prices differ wildly depending on your gender, a gimmick that’s definitely either sexist (bad) or feminist (good). (The rule book says it can’t be both or neither.)

A standard general-admission presale ticket for men costs $75, while women only have to shell out $40. The VIP bar card package with a $100 bar card costs $150 for men and $115 for women. A weekend package that includes a Tiësto show at Hakkasan nightclub is $100 for men, $55 for women, and a guaranteed nightmare for all.

Is this simply a ploy to pack the nightclub with groups of women so that the show appears like a more desirable destination? Or is Calvin Harris attempting to make up for the gender pay gap? Verdict’s still out.