Every time I fly, something stupid happens. This manifests in a vast array of incredible and grotesque acts from fellow passengers, like the guy who sat behind me once and decided to remove both his shoes and socks before propping his bare feet directly above my head.
None of the flight attendants said a word to him about it. It took me turning around and scolding this pioneer of modern flight fashion before he finally realized, hey, maybe this airplane isn’t my living room. After this incident, I assumed that there was no dress code on planes, just a varying degree of common sense from person to person.
Imagine my surprise when I encountered the story of two young girls who were barred from a flight because they were wearing leggings. My memory immediately hopped back to the outstanding gentleman with the feet. A guy was allowed to carry on flying in a way that was actively bothering other passengers without a word from the flight attendants, but two girls in leggings are barred from a flight? Something is wrong here.
I’d like to take a minute to talk about dress codes. To be fair, I am not against them as a whole. I went to a private school that had a uniform to be worn on a daily basis, and I loved it. But this is not the type of dress code that I am referring to, and it is not the type of dress code that is essentially pulling the gender equality spectrum farther apart. That dress code is the one that United Airlines is getting behind.
Young women are first taught to be ashamed of their bodies, and are then taught that the way that they dress is what opens them to sexual attention.
Let’s take a look at the uproar …read more
Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada