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Giant Boob Finds Hooters “More Offensive Than A Lapdancing Club”

posted at 5:06 am on October 13, 2010 by

Originally posted at David Horowitz’s Newsreal:

Quick: name the most dangerous kind woman in the world to a femisogynist! If you said a beautiful woman who embraces her femininity and sex appeal and enjoys pleasing men, then you win. Women aren’t supposed to enjoy making themselves look beautiful and sexy, and especially not for a man. They’re especially not supposed to enjoy catering to men. Smiling, flirting, joking, all for the entertainment of a man, is akin to blasphemy. Considering that, it’s no surprise that a British woman and so-called feminist would find Hooters to be the most offensive bar in Britain.

Hooters is everything that man-hating femifascists hate. An entire restaurant centered around the pleasing of men? With pretty, sexy girls whose jobs involve serving men, it’s no wonder it makes their heads spin. And while Hooters is not classy by anyone’s definition, is it really fair to call it the most offensive bar in Britain? What is so offensive about Hooters, anyways?

I remember, as a student in the Seventies, interviewing one of the last Playboy bunnies at the club on Park Lane.

I asked the young woman in fishnet tights how it felt to be part of a dying breed.

Peeling off her false eyelashes, she said the world had moved on – women were no longer to be viewed as objects. Fast forward 30 years and, again, I’m talking to a young woman in tights with false eyelashes.

But while there was something tongue-in-cheek and marginally glamorous about the bunny outfit, the clothes the women working in Hooters are wearing look cheap and nasty.

Orange Lycra shorts, low-cut T-shirts with Hooters’s slogan ‘delightfully tacky’, white socks and plimsolls and, of course, a wide smile are all obligatory – it is just so awful.

Right — Playboy is not as bad, because it was “tongue-in-cheek.” Hooters is skankier than Playboy, even though Hooters waitresses don’t bare all in a magazine for millions of men to see. The Playboy comparison makes no sense whatsoever anyways, when you consider that Liz Jones, the author, talks about Playboy as part of a dying breed and refers to it in the past tense. It’s ridiculous when one remembers that, oh yeah, Playboy is still around, and Playboy models get completely naked, whereas Hooters waitresses just wear slightly slutty outfits.

Jones then bemoans that Hooters would have the audacity to open a second location in the UK. After all, if femisogynists don’t like something, it shouldn’t be allowed to exist, right? Who cares about stuff like the free market? One might think that if Hooters was really so offensive, they wouldn’t be such a successful restaurant, but that’s just the patriarchy. Or something.

There are now 455 branches worldwide, including four in China – but only one branch in the UK, here in the Midlands.

A second branch is planned for Bristol, at a site leased to it by Marks & Spencer. The city council has already granted the U.S. chain planning permission, saying it ‘offers something different’, despite local residents and women’s groups mounting a campaign.

Sian Norris, founder of the Say No To Hooters In Bristol protest group, says: ‘People claim it’s a bit fun. But it’s part of a culture where women are only seen as sexual objects, not as full human beings.’

And thus we come to another disturbing aspect of today’s feminist extremism. If a woman dares to let herself be seen as sexy, then she is solely a sex object, and nothing else. And not only is she a sex object, but she’s also either a willing tool of the patriarchy or an idiot who doesn’t know she’s being used. After all, a woman can’t possibly be sexy and beautiful and intelligent at the same time, right?

But wait a second — are the Hooters uniforms really even that scandalous anymore?

That is the Hooters uniform, as most of you probably already know. Here is how Hooters describes their uniform requirements:

The Hooters Girl uniform consists of: White Hooters tank top, orange shorts, suntan hose, white socks, solid white shoes, brown Hooters pouch, name-tag and of course…a smile!

… There is no set requirement in order to be a nearly World Famous Hooters Girl! We look for the All-American Cheerleader / Surfer-Girl-Next-Door image to fill our restaurants. In other words…Very bubbly, outgoing personalities!

So they want friendly, outgoing, smiley women. The uniform, meanwhile, covers up more than most outfits girls wear out to clubs on a Friday night. They wear pantyhose, for chrissakes. It’s meant to be sexy, of course, but let’s not get out of hand here. Hooters is a restaurant that caters mainly to men, which I suspect is the real problem: that the women look sexy for the enjoyment of men. (I wonder if the femisogynists get offended when men look sexy for the enjoyment of women, a la Chippendales dancers.)

And of course, who can be OK with the way that Hooters abducts women off the streets and forces them to work there and look sexy and flirt with men?

Wait, that’s not the way it happens?

Why, then, do women who work at Hooters sign a contract that states ‘I do not find my job duties, uniform requirements or work environment to be offensive, intimidating, hostile or unwelcome’?

Kimberley, 28, has worked here for two years. Is she ever harassed by the punters, leered at or disrespected? She is careful in her reply.

‘There are always men from management who are keeping an eye out,’ she says (I didn’t encounter a bouncer when I arrived, which makes me wonder who will keep out or eject the drunks; there are children in here, too). Is there a strict dress code?

‘I need to look groomed, but not tarty. Hair has to be down [strange, given they are handling food], nails clean. No piercings.’

Does she not feel exposed, knowing all these men are looking at her bottom and cleavage? ‘I feel quite covered up,’ she says. ‘This is no worse than what you see young women wearing here in Nottingham, out shopping or clubbing.’

This is true, but that is their choice. Here, exposing your thighs and cleavage is compulsory.

SEE?? Hooters is forcing these poor women to show off their bodies and be friendly to men! It’s an outrage, I tell you, an outrage!

Wait, you mean women choose to work at a place like Hooters all on their own? It’s apparently a shocking thought, that women might not mind working at a place like Hooters, catering to men and all.

The waitress Jones interviewed, Kimberley, is a marketing graduate who makes minimum wage, plus tips, at Hooters. The British national minimum wage varies depending on your age, but if you are 22 and older (as most Hooters waitresses likely are), it is £5.80 per hour. That converts to roughly $9.16 per hour. Not bad, huh? Then there are the benefits. Hourly Hooters employees are eligible to receive an array of benefits, like health insurance, dental, vision, and even tuition assistance. But who cares about stuff like that? Hooters is an evil, sexist, patriarchal organization that’s even worse than strip clubs!

Again, the fact that no one is ever forced to work at Hooters or patronize the restaurant is completely overlooked. Not that it matters — if fascist feminists are offended by something, it shouldn’t be allowed to exist. Choice, free will, the free market, none of these things matter, because the femisogynists just know better than us! Women choose to be sexy and friendly to men? Blasphemy!

Call me a slave to the patriarchy, but I’d much rather spend an evening at Hooters than in the company of a self-righteous, know-it-all, humorless, holier-than-thou feminist extremist.

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I’m confused, I thought the new feminist thing was that woman who choose to be slatterns are empowered and they are just enjoying their sexuality?

Or is that OK only as long as the woman is not getting paid by a restaurant?

You’re OK if you do it for free or if you get paid as a “sex worker”, but if you serve chicken wings and beer, it’s frowned upon by the geriatric hippy biddies like this one?

These feminists are all over the map as usual. About as logical as drunk water buffaloes.

NoDonkey on October 13, 2010 at 7:20 AM

Or is that OK only as long as the woman is not getting paid by a restaurant?

It’s OK as long as men don’t enter the picture.

roy_batty on October 13, 2010 at 8:55 AM

I think today’s feminist movement has degenerated into a catty club to bully other women. They hate the “All-American Cheerleader / Surfer-Girl-Next-Door types” (and Sarah Palin) with a passion. They want to destroy that woman; they don’t care about the mysoginists in the world.

bitsy on October 13, 2010 at 10:21 AM

I’m confused too.

Does the UK even have enough pretty woman to fill a Hooters?

I know, that’s unfair.

But do they?

catmman on October 13, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I find it interesting that Hooters is all over the world. I went to Germany about a year ago and saw one in Berlin. Oddly enough, they were offering jobs to tourists as some kind of “learn about Germany” program.

But as to harassment at work, of course they get harassed. I imagine a large portion of waitresses have been, even at nice, family places. I remember a time I had to fill in for the hostesses (they’d always ask one of the women to give up tips for the day to do that, but whatever) and was dressed modestly in a nice, long skirt with a nice blouse. I was 22 but have looked like a teenager since I was one (still get carded for rated R movies at 28), and this man who was at least old enough to be my grandfather started hitting on me as I was walking him to his table. As I started to leave to seat the next group, he asked me to sit in his lap and may even have grabbed my hand lightly before I finally convinced him I needed to go and do my job.

Besides, they think this is horrible, they should see what the cocktail waitresses wear at strip clubs. I’ve been to Hooters a couple times. The concept seems worse than it actually is in application. The girls aren’t really any more flirty than they are at any other bar (it’s how we get bigger tips), and there are other bars that have similar dress codes.

Esthier on October 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM

And while this uber-feminist wails on about the horribly sexist dress code at Hooters, her country is beset with dhimmitude as whole sections of England are slowly being transformed into Englandistan and more and more women parade around in full burquas under the command of their male oppressors.

Hooters, NO!

Sharia, YEAH!

Opposite Day on October 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Uhmmmm. I go there for the wings…..yeah…….

Rightwingguy on October 13, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Feminism is a female supremacist movement. If you consider their actions with this in mind their reasoning makes a lot more sense. Women understand that they have power over men via their sexuality. What the anti-porn/prostitution/Hooters feminists want is to keep women from supplying sexual gratification to men at a price they consider too cheap.

It’s all about control.

Bill C on October 13, 2010 at 2:44 PM

I was 22 but have looked like a teenager since I was one (still get carded for rated R movies at 28), and this man who was at least old enough to be my grandfather started hitting on me as I was walking him to his table.

Esthier on October 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM

I hope you beat him to death with your copy of Letters from a war zone. Damn grandpa flirts.

Bill C on October 13, 2010 at 2:56 PM

it’s no wonder it makes their heads spin.

And with any luck at all, the speed of the spinning will increase until their heads explode!

a wide smile are all obligatory

Why, yes Dr. Einstein, any server, -male or female- is well aware that smiling is something that customers find pleasing. And it’s far more likely to generate larger gratuities. Apparently you find it preferable if servers appear to a cactus or a live scorpion in their underwear. Well, most of us don’t, thank you.

oldleprechaun on October 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

“appear to have a cactus”

Sorry, anger management required.

oldleprechaun on October 13, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Hooters Islam is everything that man-hating femifascists say they hate. An entire restaurant “religion” centered around the pleasing of men? And yet they never criticize it, especially in Britain.

Pervygrin on October 13, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Does the UK even have enough pretty woman to fill a Hooters?

I wanna know how there are enough busty Chinese woman to staff four Hooters. And I want pictures :-)

Pervygrin on October 13, 2010 at 3:49 PM

So why does this femifascist dye her hair?

gitarfan on October 13, 2010 at 7:37 PM

These feminists are all over the map as usual. About as logical as drunk water buffaloes.

NoDonkey on October 13, 2010 at 7:20 AM

That’s funny. Most of them look like drunk water buffaloes too. That’s why they don’t like the Hooters girls!

Sporty1946 on October 13, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Meh. Hooters is nothing compared to this.

Neo-con Artist on October 13, 2010 at 10:53 PM