Sexism in the skies....

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by quagmire, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. quagmire macrumors 603

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    This person has to be an American tourist because this person can't spell airliner, said were instead of we're, etc.... :p

    http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/airline-passenger-leaves-nasty-note-pilot/story?id=22784067
     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    he somewhat had a point here.

     
  3. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Replace Mother with Father and couldn't the same be said?


    I really hope this turns out to be fake, because if someone is going to insult someone else, one could at least try to do it in a language that people can understand.
     
  4. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    no, that would be sexist :p

    most kids look up to mom when they need help, they look up to dad when they want what their mothers just denied them :D
     
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    I would have ignored it. It looks like a dumb joke/prank or whatever.

    And why bother to post it on Facebook? There's enough rambling incoherence on there already. :)
     
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    Is it bad that the first thing I thought of when seeing the title of this thread was the Reading Rainbow theme song?
     
  9. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't go so far as to call it sexism.

    That would be the case if female flight crew were subject to discrimination and harassment from their colleagues and employers. That, apparently, is not the case.

    Some cranky passenger wrote a poorly spelled note? Big deal. They are entitled to their wacky twisted interpretation of religion.

    Lets be grateful we live in a society where this nut job passenger leaves a note. There are parts of the world where they would think about throwing acid in the pilot's face or blowing up the plane. I'll take a scribble on a cocktail napkin any day.
     
  10. Huntn macrumors G5

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    It could be very real.
     
  11. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    We had a few high profile incidents that were made up , 2 waitresses come to mind
     
  12. bradl macrumors 68040

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    It's real. This also was squawked on FlightAware. They have a better story of it as well:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...passenger-s-sexist-note-on-facebook-1.2559603

    Funny how ABC left out the pilot's reply in their posting.

    I'm sure if you searched Facebook for some key words in the reply, you'll get the pilot in question.

    BL.
     
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I have to agree with the person that wrote the note. A woman has no business being in the cockpit.
    Pilots, co-pilots, navigators and flight engineers should be the only ones in the cockpit.

    To that women need to be reminded of their place and role in society.
    Whether it be an astronaut, doctor, pilot, firefighter, soldier or the most important role anyone could ever fill, mother, they should be reminded and thanked for their roles in our society.
     
  14. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    lmao, love it.:)
     
  15. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I was going to edit my post to say that she responded well as well as made a thinly veiled shot at the passenger's manhood, but you said it best. :)

    BL.
     
  16. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The grammar in the note is atrocious, but "Were [sic] short mothers not pilots Westjet." makes me assume the author is a woman if were is intended to be "we're".

    Or maybe it's a question - "Were short mothers not pilots Westjet?"

    Who knows. I don't speak Moronese well enough to translate it.
     
  17. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    uhhhh….huh?
     
  18. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Which is why my standard response is: "Go ask your mother.":D:D Hurray for infinite loop routines.

    If the woman is qualified, I would have no issue with her being in the cockpit. Better a qualified woman than an unqualified man.

    Yes, talented women should pass on their genes. Why can't a woman be both a mother AND an astronaut, doctor, pilot, firefighter or soldier? If a man can pull dual roles of dad AND astronaut, I don't see why a woman can't do the same?

    I think he wants a sammich.:D
     
  19. thekev macrumors 604

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    Re-read it. He didn't actually insinuate the gender of those roles.

    Hehe.. I see what you did there.
     
  20. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah I think everyone missed what bruins was doing.....

    Except for kev. :)
     
  21. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    lol there is a shortage of good fathers out there. Our work environment doesn't really allow parents to split the work and the parenting tasks sadly.
     
  22. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    nah. only samiwas missed it. ;)

    and is suppose he meant 'we (as a society) are short....
    clearly a moron, rightfully exposed. time to move on.
    he and his ilk are on the wrong side of history. They'll quickly disappear.
     
  23. sviato macrumors 68020

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    How about racism in the skies? Ever notice how most clouds are white?
     
  24. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Damn straight.

    I've seen some scary mo-fo **** clouds in my day.

    I'll take fluffy white ones anytime.
     

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