Welcome to a world with rules? Well, I wasn't aware that there was a rule - let alone a law - that says provocative attire is not allowed in a public place. The outfits worn by the two young women asked to cover up were not provocative in any way shape or form. They appeared that way because of the women they were on. Had those women been unattractive, flat chested, and 13, no one would have cared. They would have chalked it up to bad parenting. I have seen worse outfits on children. You can't keep blaming the media and Paris and Britney, it doesn't work that way. You can, however, blame poor parenting and social learning. If their peers dress that way, they will want to as well. Telling someone they can't board a flight because you don't like the fact that they are an adult woman with breasts is not going to change the fashion industry.
As a woman, I am completely disgusted by Southwest's treatment of these two women and the way they've handled the situation. When a woman of a certain body type and breast sizes gets dressed in the morning, there is little she can do - short of wearing a mumu - to distract attention from her breasts. If you're concerned as a mother that your children are looking at her, what is wrong with you? Your children are too busy being over-parented and playing with their video games to care what an adult woman on Southwest is wearing. It takes five seconds to tell your child that outfit is inappropriate for them to wear, and it takes almost no effort to prevent them from owning something similar. Thank you, Southwest, for helping America's idiots perpetuate the stereotype of an attractive blonde college student having no future except Playboy magazine.
I'm not going to be flying Southwest anytime in the future, and I will be avoiding doing business with their parner corporations. The funny thing is, it's not because of my attire. You wouldn't be able to pick me out of a crowd. Unless, of course, intelligence is something you can visualize... then I'd probably be the only person on the entire flight that you'd notice.
What's next? Someone complaining because I'm wearing a shirt that says "abortion tickles" or "this is what a feminist looks like"? We have freedoms, people. Even if her skirt was unbuttoned with no underwear, how were you supposed to see up it when she was sitting down? Unless, of course, you explicitly attempted to see her vagina... which wouldn't surprise me. Conservatives, while prudes, are always the biggest perverts.
I can't believe Southwest would demean women in such a manner. It's not funny, and it's most certainly embarassing to think that I could be asked to be removed from a flight because I have breasts.
Maybe I'll fly Southwest and ask them to remove someone wearing religious apparel because, quite frankly, that is offensive to me.
Just because you don't like something doesn't mean you get to remove it from society.
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