Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Airlines Enforcing Dress Codes

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/25/airlines-dress-code-controversy-cleavage-2012_n_1829989.html

Apparently, airports want to discriminate people based on clothing now. This is obviously ridiculous, but I can't help but love the reasoning and comments.

It's mostly due to the always subjective "offensive" defense. This obviously doesn't work because there is someone out there who finds everything offensive, and always different groups combating various different things that are offensive to the point where doing anything and doing nothing is offensive. It's a big fucking paradox that must be ignored if we are to stay free.

Also ridiculous is the also subjective reasoning utilizing "morals" and "values" and such. Considering morals and values are arguable, they're subjective. Stop beating around the bush and use logic. And I mean something more solid, something more than, "it's wrong". Explain why it's wrong, preferably more than with "it's offensive."

But even the people I agree with are being stupid. I noticed someone calling this act "communist". Communism, from what I know, doesn't require dress codes (if it does, I'll be shocked, but let me know anyway). More than anything, though, it is conservative. Very. I also find it arguable that this issue can be considered a free speech issue. It can be, but it's not exactly easy to argue.

It is, however, a Fourteenth Amendment issue, under the Equal Rights clause (which clearly says "any characteristic"). This is in clear violation of that. Hasn't stopped anyone before, and sometimes people get away with it. Like the FCC getting away with censorship.

But anyway, it's total bullshit, yada yada blah blah blah. 'Nuff said.

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