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Sascha Cohen

Sascha Cohen

Sascha Cohen is a writer and historian of gender and sexuality. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Time, Playboy, The New York Daily News, Vulture, The Daily Beast, and Smithsonian. Her doctoral dissertation examines the women’s and gay liberation movements in the 1970s-1980s.

Diane Keaton in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, 1977

“No Unescorted Ladies Will Be Served”

For decades, bars excluded single women, claiming the crowds were too “rough” and “boisterous” and citing vague fears of “fallen girls.”