Someone else posted (twice - under slighty different names) "I would think that the airlines would have more important things to deal with such as terrorists, crashes and drunk pilots than to worry about what someone was wearing."
Terrorists? Not this (or any other) airline's responsibility - there are government agencies who are supposed to handle this
Crashes? Have you checked the Southwest safety record v. other airlines?
Drunk pilots? Have you checked to which airline you are referring?
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Yes, Joe, that national VP of NOW must have been protesting Hooters because she was overweight and unattractive and just felt so darn unworthy. It couldn't possibly be because she was taking a stand against the objectification of women and the fact that there are establishments that profit from that objectification. She wasn't standing behind the beliefs of her organization at all - she was just feeling sad that day because someone might have perceived her to be overweight and most unattractive.
And the women who are posting here to defend Southwest must of course all be definitely overweight and most unattractive as well. And what of the men who are defending Southwest? Or does it not matter how the men look?
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People have posted comments such as "I find it preposterous and a denial of 1st amendment rights." In my readings of the Consitution, I must have missed the part about one's right to dress in a skirt so short one can see what (if anything) she has on under it... The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Perhaps some of these posters though it is "freedom of the DRESS," not "freedom of the PRESS"?
If anyone has seen "Airline," they would know that Southwest has spoken to passengers about things such as personal odor (and found them something else to wear so they could take the flight).
And the comments that this girl is beautiful? Really??? Even if she was, what does that have to do with the fact that other passengers have the right to an expectation of a flight without witnessing another's passenger's underwear or less than underwear? Or an expectation of not having to be the person who sat in her seat on the next flight without knowing they were sitting where her bare skin was? (and looking at her cached MySpace page and the friends there, I am wondering where her bare skin might have been)
And I doubt we can really portray Southwest as sexist or "misogynist". If a man tried to walk on the plane wearing the same outfit, especially with the skirt hiked up as high as we all know it really was, I'm thinking he would have been pulled aside as well. If males and females would receive the exact same treatment in the exact same circumstance, then the use of terms such as "sexist" or "misogynistIC" are inaccurate and inappropriate.
If this happened to "PrincessKyla" two months ago, why is this just now being brought to the forefront?
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