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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's a ****ty job with ****ty pay being treated ****ty by people.
    Sounds like every job out there.
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Look, y'all....Hooters is what it is. It's a restaurant with okay food. The prices are a little high for what you get, IMO. The waitresses wear short-shorts and tight tops with some cleavage.

    PERSONALLY I'm not that crazy about the place. Sure, the girls are cute, but most of them are young enough to be my daughter, and I find it a little embarassing to have a chick that young leaning in to show me some cleavage in the hope of a better tip. I'm rather conservative socially, ya know.

    BUT, It isn't porn, prostitution, or stripping. The costumes aren't really any worse than some HS or College Cheerleader outfits, or things some of your 17-22yo daughters are wearing out to parties. Lots of pretty girls would rather work at Hooters than at McDonald's or Chik-fil-A or Applebees... perhaps it is more fun and I'd bet they get better tips. It's just not that big of a deal.

    If I had a daughter who worked at Hooters I'd probably grumble a little about it... because most fathers don't really like to think about their daughters' being viewed with sexual intrest.

    I don't think "future hooters girl" is appropriate on a Tshirt for young girls for similar reasons. I wouldn't put one on my little girl... but that's my personal parental choice.

    BUT, there are a lot of things that make me uncomfortable or that I think are inappropriate... that DOESN'T mean I think they should be outlawed, legislated against, or sued out of existence in most cases. There's a huge difference between "I'm not comfortable with that" and "I think it should be outlawed or otherwise stopped."

    I question NOW's priorities. What about strip joints? If they want to sue someone for "Exploiting" women, why aren't they suing Platinum Plus?

    Looks more like a publicity stunt than anything else, if you ask me. NOW has become rather irrelevant and wanted to make some news.
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
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    Yeah, well, sexual liberation in this country has always been about women embracing their sexuality and not being held prisoner to Victorian standards where not even ankles may be shown.

    It's simply interesting that now, women exposing their legs and bit of cleavage is considered oppression, when in most actually oppressive societies throughout history, women had to be (or currently must be) covered so as to hide their sexuality.

    I don't know how getting into a snit over Hooters is anything BUT prudishness.
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    My niece's partner just went for her photoshoot for the next Hooters calender this morning in fact. Neat coincidence. They stayed the night here since it cut the morning drivetime down by an hour...I thought I was never going to get into the bathroom this morning while she got ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Yeah, well, sexual liberation in this country has always been about women embracing their sexuality and not being held prisoner to Victorian standards where not even ankles may be shown.

    It's simply interesting that now, women exposing their legs and bit of cleavage is considered oppression, when in most actually oppressive societies throughout history, women had to be (or currently must be) covered so as to hide their sexuality.

    I don't know how getting into a snit over Hooters is anything BUT prudishness.
    Clearly to not be oppressed, women have to wear exactly the right amount of clothing. No more, no less, period, no questions, or you're being oppressed. Waiiit a minute...
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's a ****ty job with ****ty pay being treated ****ty by people.
    Every woman I've known that worked at Hooters claimed they made VERY good money there.

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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I thought California was at the forefront of sexual liberation and anti-prudishness.
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Why are the t-shirts in poor taste? Is there something wrong with being a waitress at hooters?
    yes... having a job and providing for loved ones is in bad taste... didn't you read the memo?

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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    NOW sues Hooters « Don Surber


    First Happy Meals now Hooters.
    When I read this, I thought, "Exactly what standing does NOW have to sue Hooters?" Then I notice that they "filed complaints." The headline is misleading.

    Jeesh! Can't they just write a letter to the editor??
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

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    I don't see the problem personally. I've seen kids in worse
    Tho I must say, I don't really get why being a waitress is bad. Is there like undercover prostitution happening or something?
    Most guys in here are now silently thinking 'I wish'.

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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's a ****ty job with ****ty pay being treated ****ty by people.
    you've been a hooters girl, then? (ducks)

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