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.
Last edited by Goshin; 12-19-10 at 09:57 AM.
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
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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