Amanda blogs on a sickening op-ed by Charlotte Allen from the “independent” women’s forum about longing for the days when air travel was a bastion of sexism: Why are Airline Flight Attendents so Awful — and so Ugly? (yes that is actually the title). An excerpt:
Frankly, even as a woman, I miss the old sexist days, when stewardesses were stewardesses: pretty young things in cute mini-suits and little heels who oozed attention onto everyone–because who knew? They might end up marrying one of the passengers … Why does feminism have to mean the triumph of the ugly and the surly?
I’m too disgusted to comment further — and I think Amanda covered it exceptionally well, so head over to Pandagon and check out her post.
And although this is may be trite and terrible, head over to Redneck Feminist and sneak a peak at what us awful man-haters have apparently done to Charlotte Allen. Without feminism, the poor gal would probably look more like Elizabeth Hurley, right?