Young feminists seeking “empowerment” love to let their bosoms hang freely, flapping in the breeze (see FEMEN Protests Woody Allen’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Going Topless and LOL: New York Liberals Upset About Trump. So They Go Topless?). Cause making men ogle at your sand bags fights objectification. Okay.
One waitress is accusing her manager of sexism after being asked to wear a bra. Seriously, no one wants to see the pepperoni while they’re eating pepperoni. Plot twist: the manager was not a chauvinist dude, but a woman. With, presumably, a set of ta-tas herself.
A waitress at East Side Mario’s in Timmins, Ont., claims a female manager unfairly demanded she wear a bra at work.
“It’s a violation of my rights as a person to dictate my undergarments,” says Geneviève Loiselle, who started working at the chain restaurant in May.
“It was a really sexist thing to do.”
“She like literally was looking right at my breasts and said, ‘Well, Gen, I can clearly see that you’re not wearing a bra and that you have nipple piercings,'” says Loiselle.
Sexist? Sounds like a sister trying to help another sister out. Unwritten girl-code requires women tell each other if their thongs are showing, if they need deodorant, or if they have kale lodged between their front teeth. It’s just basic etiquete. Soon enough, telling someone they have leafy greens in their choppers will be against “personal hygiene rights.”
Loiselle says the manager also told her that two customers and a co-worker had complained about her braless appearance, and that East Side Mario’s is a family restaurant.
Case law is trending toward the notion that employers can’t mandate gender-specific dress unless there’s a non-discriminatory, justifiable reason for doing so, says labour and employment lawyer Morgan Rowe.
The “justifiable reason” is it’s unprofessional. Some would say gross. Having pierced nipples in your facial air space while you’re ordering “fries with that” is less than appetizing. You may think you’re pierced mammary is hawt. But maybe the person ordering a calzone would rather just see the calzone. Not be distracted by bouncing — but lanced — bewbs. Just guessing.
Also, not everything a woman does is a battle for feminism. This includes one’s choice in undergarments, or in this case a lack of undergarments. Somehow methinks if a man’s junk was somehow oppressively jiggling in a woman’s gaze, she’d find it offensive and might ask that the offender wear some tighty-whities. Tighter ones.
Neither scenario is a victory for feminism or the patriarchy. Sometimes people have awful fashion choices. Let’s give the feminism cries a rest, ladies. Yeah, bras can be awful. But let’s not assault the eyes of customers with unsupported nipples. Okay?
Speaking of titlacious shenanigans to fight sexist patriarchy:
Co-written by Nichole Cooper and Courtney Kirchoff