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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    which is ironically delicious.
    What's ironic about it?
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    exploiting its scantily clad waitresses by subjecting them to leering and groping customers.
    WTF, I always thought they were exploiting men and their inability to use their higher-brain functions when around such women, readily handing out money in a fantasy that the "show" could lead to something more.

    As for the T-shirt Future Hooters Girl is tasteless, come on...kids *can* be exploited, and that just smacks of wrongness. But then who are you gonna sue? The parents bought the damn shirt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    For example, there are female porn stars who made a career on their attractiveness who, though they still retained their good looks, decided that there was something intrinsically wrong with the porn industry and turned against it.

    That undermines the plausibility of the viewpoint that ugly women are the only ones against capitalizing on sexuality.
    The biggest difference being... people listen to the ex-porn star.

    I say that in jest and to make the point that there's really no escaping it. All else being equal, the more attractive a person is, the more opportunities they will be given whether they want to "capitalize on their sexuality" or not.

    After variables like education and experience are factored out, Fed researchers said the "beauty premium" exists across all occupations, and that jobs requiring more interpersonal contact have higher percentages of above-average-looking employees.
    More attractive people earn more money - Apr. 11, 2005

    While the waitresses at Hooters may display more overt sexuality -- I'd say that the trend generalizes across the industry as a whole. All else being equal - or even not - most any restaurant will hire the more attractive candidate. It may have no impact on the ability of the server to do the job, but it certainly has an impact on customer attitudes. The Hooters model limits their business because its so polarizing - hence these lame attempts to make it more "family friendly" whilst trying to maintain its mainstay clientele.

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

    yeesh.

    Last edited by cpwill; 12-20-10 at 03:34 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    yeesh.

    Yikes...check out the bull in the background being interviewed...

    Those poor waitresses...being all exploited with 20-30% tips on a regular basis and stuff...damned shame...

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

    Sexism definitely still exists. It happens every all the time.

    This is not one of those times.
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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.
    Kids are growing up faster nowadays. I wonder how many kids are asking Santa for a blow up doll now, instead of the traditional one?
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    WTF, I always thought they were exploiting men and their inability to use their higher-brain functions when around such women, readily handing out money in a fantasy that the "show" could lead to something more.
    The truth has never been more funny!
    It's a great ploy, isn't it - toss on a tight shirt and a short skirt, serve some **** food - and you have a faithful following of men, their women and children, who will cleave their selves to your - service - forever . . . with a $20.00 tip at every turn.

    Yes, but boohoo - it's the women being exploited and netting a massive profit. What would their exploitation bring if working at Applebees? No where near some a happy tip and smiley faces.

    As for the T-shirt Future Hooters Girl is tasteless, come on...kids *can* be exploited, and that just smacks of wrongness. But then who are you gonna sue? The parents bought the damn shirt.
    True - what are you going to do? I've found just as many 'tasteless' shirts at Walmart. . . and I've seen just as many handmade tasteless things as well.
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    Re: NOW Sues Hooters Over "Future Hooters Girl" Children's T-Shirts

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Kids are growing up faster nowadays. I wonder how many kids are asking Santa for a blow up doll now, instead of the traditional one?
    Scarily, you're not wrong.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/lighte...es-thread.html

    It's the second post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Should I mention that there was one of that national pool of Hooters girls spending the night here last week? I would make a ****ty Hooters girl, but my nieces partner makes a damn good one.
    Why would you make a ****ty hooters girl?
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