So is this what decades of suffragettes, the 60's-70's women's movement and modern day feminism has finally wrought?
Under the ludicrous guise of multiculturalism/cultural sensitivities, female flight attendants working for a BRITISH based airline (BMI) are now ordered to wear the abaya (muslim robe or dress) after flights to Saudi Arabia when they are in the country.
"BRITISH air stewardess was sacked for refusing to fly to Saudi Arabia after she was ordered to wear a traditional Islamic robe and walk behind male colleagues. Lisa Ashton, a £15,000-a-year stewardess with BMI, was told that in public areas in Saudi Arabia she was required to wear a black robe, known as an abaya. This covers everything but the face, feet and hands. She was told to follow her male colleagues, irrespective of rank."
And it gets even worse:
"Earlier this year an employment tribunal in Manchester ruled that BMI was justified in imposing “rules of a different culture” on staff and cleared it of sexual discrimination...........In the employment tribunal decision over Ashton’s case it was ruled there was no evidence that women would regard BMI’s requirements on wearing the abaya, or walking behind men, as “placing them under any disadvantage”. Ashton’s case was dismissed."
One wonders how many muslim men sat on that muslim enriched City of Manchester employment tribunal and clearly any other members are multicultural nitwits and dhimmis. The high muslim population undoubtedly provides plenty of fare paying patrons for BMI and the reason behind the increased flights to Saudi Arabia and other muslim nations. It would also be interesting to find out how much, if any, Saudi monies directly fund BMI .
Thus the overt subjugation of women to men & discrimination against women has been given the 'high-five' by Britain's Department of Employment. One wonders what would happen if the reverse had been demanded - that muslim female airline employess from Saudi Arabia (or other muslim nations) were told they MUST remove their abaya, niqab and or hijab and wear only Western clothes when they come into Britain - I think we all know the answer. Recently, Saudi Arabia did ban a BMI female stewardess for carrying a Christian Bible.
Lisa Ashton was fired from her job:
"Her letter of dismissal said it was “proportionate” to ask female employees to walk behind men out of respect for Saudi culture. BMI has also defended its decision to require female staff to wear abayas."
BMI or British Midlands Air - should be renamed British Muslim Air.
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