Thursday, March 30, 2006
The Airline Business is hard


And another airline bites the dust...TOO BAD

If someone could tell me why Hooters was even an airline, maybe I would feel bad. But right now, the only sadness I feel is over the fact that my friends won't be able to take pictures of the Hooter's Air sign when they land in Atlanta.


6 Comments:

Blogger quakerdave said...

Contest: Other than Wal-Mart (mentioned just on principle), is there any other corporation in this country which is just plain more flat-out offensive than Hooters? Can anyone name one that comes close? I don't mean, like, criminally speaking (ala Enron or Halliburton). Just "disgusting"? Just curious...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

mcdonald's. nike. bush admin.

Blogger quakerdave said...

No, I don't mean necessarily, like, environmentally irresponsible (too many to list!) or criminal or unfair to labor. I mean just flat-out disgusting, maybe in terms of how they advertise what they sell, in this case... you get it.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i personally do not see a problem w/ hooters. The people who work there, choose to work there. People go there to see the women, just like people go to Outback for steak. At least the women have a choice, the cow does not.

Blogger kristen said...

I don't know that I would say women "chose" to work at Hooters. Sure, they are autonomous beings who physically sign the employment forms. But there are a lot of societal problems that force women into jobs like Hooters. Moreover, so many women directly link their personal worth to their physical assets. Thus, they feel validated when they work at places like Hooters. The company continues to put worth on women's bodies and continues to provide a space for the sexual objectification of women.

So many aspects of our society are about false choice.

Blogger kristen said...

QD: The only one that pisses me off as much in terms of advertising is Abercrombie and Fitch. GRRR!

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