… According to Qantas and Air New
It seems the malicious beasts that are political correctness and moral panic have sucked the common sense from the grey matter of those who run the two aforementioned airlines.
The airlines have a policy of moving men away from unaccompanied children on flights. The airlines contend that the policy reflects the concerns of parents and addresses child safety issues. Air
Some critics of the policy suggest the airlines could be in breach of the Human Rights Act. As far as I can tell, there is no ‘could’ about it: the policy is a violation of the HRA.
The policy presupposes that any male on their flights is a paedophile, and therefore the airlines will take a pre-emptive measure to move any male from sitting next to an unaccompanied child. In order to protect the child from the big, bad man.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought it was unlawful to discriminate on the ground of gender in any areas of public life.
It is this sense of societal consternation that has driven male teachers from the classrooms, and attracted moral crusaders of dubious repute and agenda to make a pariah of the male gender. It’s a fuckin’ joke.
Just the idea of the policy is abhorrent. If the unfortunate human who was asked to move seats was a female, and the airlines had a policy that discriminated against the female gender by presupposing that all females were potential paedophiles, no Qantas or Air New
But because there is now a perpetual open season on males in society, we’re all gonna be cool little Fonzies about it.
I suspect the rabid subverting of the male gender will have some spin-offs. Some entrepreneur could come up with a line of male-looking facemasks for Hallowe'en. These would go down a treat, and would undoubtedly be welcomed by all those who seek to supplant ghosts and ghouls with men as the number one monster in society.
Link to Stuff story.
Link to NZ Herald story.