“You do know she was fired for more than just saying a hideous slur white people have no business using in the '80s, right? She said it like 5 years ago too. Most likely provided a hostile workplace to employees.
But everybody believes she was fired for using a slur one time 30 years ago. Whatever. I've spent the weekend fighting back ridiculous projectionary white people anger. I really should be over it by now.”
“There's more misogyny than I care to admit in these responses. It's disgusting.”
falconear on Jun 19, 2013 at 16:43:03
“I feel like I've went crazy in the past few weeks. First a majority of Americans (including everybody on MSNBC) is totally cool with the NSA spying on all of us, and then everybody here seems to think that freaking TSA officers are supposed to enforce the moral chastity of our young. I thought I belonged to the party of civil liberties, but I'm starting to wonder...”
“I have followed this story over 2 days and have been more than a little disgusted at the majority of comments and posters here. It breaks my heart to see grown adults tell a girl to "shake it off," or "dress appropriately and it won't happen." Some think they're trying to be motherly/fatherly in their words, but you are far from it.
Women get harassed no matter what they are wearing, what their weight is, or what their makeup looks like. Somebody out there will always be displeased/turned on/uncomfortable with what some woman is wearing, and believe me, will not hesitate to tell that woman (or teenage girl) their opinion, which is not warranted, thank you very much.
We'll continue to dress ourselves without your advice, and we'll continue to tell you to stick it up your rear if you don't approve.”
“Awesome comeback, blisslet. I love all the nannies on here telling women how they should wear their clothes.
I certainly hope all the women who are making negative comments remember their words when their appearance gets talked about. Don't think it will? Think again. You're a woman. Your appearance will ALWAYS be talked about.”
“No dear. Free speech means you can't be arrested by the government. If you're employed by the government (or anybody else) and you decide to make it your business to comment on somebody's clothing choices, you can sure as he** be punished for it, and rightly so.
P.S. You don't have to look at any 15 year old breasts you don't want to look at. Sounds like your problem instead of the 15 year old.”
“It won't matter what we wear, Marybeth. Women (and apparently teenage girls) cannot win. We get harassed no matter what we wear. Sweats: we look slovenly and have no respect for ourselves. Tank top: we look like hooches and others have the right to tell us we need to cover up so as not to offend anybody.
So, so many of these comments have turned my stomach, especially the ones coming from women who think they're making them out of some sort of motherly love. We just can't win. It sucks.”
consequenceofsounds on Jun 19, 2013 at 18:54:00
“Indeed. Misogyny is so pervasive in our society that it'll likely be the next century before people finally understand that policing a woman's body and what she can adorn it with based on some extremely arbitrary of decency isn't acceptable. Too many people think that if you don't conform to what they feel is ladylike behavior that you don't deserve basic respect as a human being. It's that kind of mentality that excuses not only sexual harassment, but even assault and rape. It's disgusting.”
“It's shockingly infuriating when hundreds of supposed "adults" can't grasp the very simple fact that what this person did was wrong. Nope, they'll go on ranting and raving about how it's the responsibility of all adults to open their big fat mouths even when it's unwarranted.”
“This isn't a bargaining situation. We don't get to presume the airport was crawling with sexual predators just like the TSA agent doesn't get to presume he can tell a stranger how to dress.
Concern-trolling is at an all-time high today. Really sad.”
“Or telling boys that it's NOT OK to comment on what women are wearing or touch them without their consent EVER?
Self-defense for girls is important. Preventing the attack in the first place is even better.”
“Cry me a river. You MRMs love to turn the tables and claim women are to blame for everything men do wrong.
If a 15 year old teenager has that much influence over grown men, then who's to blame for that? Adults being swayed by teenagers? Sounds like a hormonal imbalance.
“I'll react however I please, thank you. When a person blames 50% of society for bringing it down, I'd hardly call it an overreaction.
I'm acutely aware of how appearance matters to other people. What is NOT ok is those other people telling perfect strangers (usually those with female genitalia) they are doomed for making their own choices about how they'll appear.
Seriously, people, you really need to mind your own business.”
“Did said TSA agent make a remark about someone's clothing being too immodest? No? Then she was doing her job correctly.”
hpycmpr155 on Jun 18, 2013 at 14:42:07
“Just remember how many hundreds and hundreds of people these screeners have to see every day and remember that they are only human too.
We have NO idea how this remark was said, or how it was taken.
This is being totally blown out of proportion.
How about saying something NICE to a screener like I did and see what happens??”
“The agent doesn't get to express his opinion about her style. I really don't understand how this is not getting across. He is not Mr. Blackwell. He is not paid to opine on the supposed decline of American fashion.
Getting really tired of this.”