If you’re old enough, and into American odd news, you’ll remember Jerry Falwell saying he thought the purple Teletubbie was gay. His son carried on in the family tradition of spreading religious themed bigotry and hatred of queer people.
There’s no problem if the Falwells’ amplified, vocal hypocrisy didn’t hurt other people while they had their fun. Or were they blackmailed?
I looked on Google with this search “Religious assailant” -jerusalem
to see what other news comes up. Nothing of note. Apparently this is the first publicly noted crime by a “religious assailant” in years, if ever.
“Someone also began colluding with a freelance writer who was known not to be a fan of mine and, together, they set out to try to find corroborators to build a case to defame me. She found some sympathetic ears by painting herself as a victim and turned this into a campaign. The writer boldly started contacting my friends, acquaintances and even work colleagues – all of whom came to me to tell me this was happening”
What I have learned about @jianghomeshi after months of investigation will be reported responsibly as soon as possible. Patience please.
Hey! Just wondering why you have the archaic & sexist rule that your waitresses have to wear a minimum 1″ heel while they’re on their feet all night? The men don’t have the same rule. That’s terrible, and I actually won’t be back because of it. Please pass that on to head office, thanks.
Brown’s wrote: “the policy that our girls need to be in a 1″ heel is a brand standard…”
I won’t be opting to return to Browns because of this. I’m also going to be telling my friends to avoid Browns, and will be posting this response to my blog. If you decide to modernize your policy and lose the sexist attitude toward your employees’ clothing, please let me know so I can update everyone.
If you operated in a location where women weren’t allowed to work, or perhaps people of a particular race, would your “brand standard” adapt to that? In Saskatchewan, we try not to institutionalize sexism. At least I’d rather not support it.
(A pair of commenters note that Earls and Moxxies adhere to the same archaic code, so good to avoid them too.)