...maybe you should have it, Virgin?
Virgin Atlantic has ditched its gender-neutral uniform policy for its team flying the England squad on a 'Gay Pride' jet to the Qatar World Cup amid concerns for their safety. The airliner said it worried the crew on today's Three Lions' flight to Doha could be at jeopardy persecution from strict Qatari authorities if they were found to be wearing the new LGBT-friendly outfits.
Shove it down the throats of those who you know are powerless to object, but cringe in the face of those who won't back down? How brave! How stunning!
Virgin said some countries, like the US and UK, are 'accepting of non-binary identities' and that the new uniform policy was being tested out in these first. But it said that the company had to 'consider its attitudes' of Qatar towards the LGBT community, which meant it launched a risk assessment.
I think that's your brand tarnished forever...
It's wierd. It looks like the uniforms are distinctly male or female, you just get to pick which one you want to wear
I'm sure the locals wouldn't want to see a man in a skirt, but isn't it the case that these countries don't want to see a woman in one either. Should the world cup uniform be a bedsheet and burka?
Pushing you mores onto another culture was a feature of colonialism or do the left not get that.
One of the best ads Virgin ever had was the simple expedient of letting the female staff walk through the assembled cattle in departure to the plane, wearing their fabulous kit to the nth degree!
'Here come the Girls' was a treat for everyone!
I know that I am biased, but why not kilts.
Totally gender, however many you want, neutral.
Just be careful when manspreading, unless you are fishing.
Haughmagandie? Nae bother.
I just looked at the Mail link you provided and I am reminded of Monty Python's Military Camp Parade.
By the right, mince.
What Virgin Airlines has proven to us is that when the chips are down, or rather when it looks as if the company might lose money, then the virtue signalling goes right out of the window. I'm not a massive football fan but I sometimes look into the World Cup. However this time it will be more difficult as Qatar is quite frankly a slave state where the facilities were built by foreign workers who were treated as disposable. Whilst many of the countries that have hosted world cups have been a bit iffy when compared to many Western nations Qatar is particularly egregious both in how it behaves internally and around the many questions as to just how they got given the WC in the first place.
In the UK Virgin have an advert featuring all manner of alternative sexualities and synthetic sex identities which is pretty cringe. However the ad ends with the image of a very 'mannish' looking woman in the Captain's seat and who I took as being trans. As someone who understands that many trans people suffer from multiple psychiatric co-morbidities I'm not sure I'd want to fly on a plane piloted by such a person. Frankly I'd rather get on an aircraft where I'd bodged a repair to the pressure bulkhead in the cabin with cheap fibreglass bought off of 'Honest Dave's Fibreglass Emporium' than fly on a plane where the pilot is a mentally ill narcissist as too many of the trans activists I've encountered are.
"Should the world cup uniform be a bedsheet and burka?"
I'm only surprised it wasn't!
"Pushing you mores onto another culture was a feature of colonialism or do the left not get that."
As always with the Left, 'it's different when WE do it!'
"'Here come the Girls' was a treat for everyone!"
Oh, yes! It won awards, didn't it? Rightly so.
"I know that I am biased, but why not kilts."
"...when the chips are down, or rather when it looks as if the company might lose money, then the virtue signalling goes right out of the window."
'twas ever thus... *sighs*
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