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Is It Sexist To Want The Person Flying The Plane To Be A Pilot? September 12, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in News, Politics, Repiglicans.
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Huffington Post

Kathleen Reardon

Posted September 12, 2008 | 03:04 PM (EST)

With all this talk about Sarah Palin redefining feminism and people who don’t support her candidacy being sexist, I think we could use a little clarification.

Women’s progress at work and in government is critically important. We are not, after all, living in the Dark Ages. But, and this is a VERY IMPORTANT BUT, consider the following scenario.

You’re about to board a plane and a flight attendant says, “Today as part of our responsiveness to customers program you may choose Mr. Jones here as co-pilot. He will fly the airplane should something go wrong with the pilot, who isn’t at his best today. Mr. Jones has been a pilot for twenty years and has an impeccable record. He is, however, a man. Because you support the advancement of women in the workplace, we also have a woman here who is willing to fly your plane. She is not a pilot but she didn’t blink when asked to do this and for the past week a team of experts has been talking to her a lot about how to fly.”

Who would you choose? If you chose Pilot Jones, would that be sexist? Or would you simply not be a complete idiot? Source Article

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